Position
Hurdles
Height
5'3
Class
Freshman
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Major
Kinesiology
High School
Helen Cox HS

Events: 60H (8.53), 100H (14.04), 400M (IN: 55.35), 400H (57.24)

CAREER CAPSULE
Graduated from LSU in August 2017 with a degree in kinesiology … Ended her collegiate career tied as the No. 10 400-meter hurdler all-time on LSU’s outdoor performance list with a personal-best time of 57.24 seconds … Competed in the 400 hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in each of her four seasons with the Lady Tigers … An NCAA semifinalist in the event for the first time in her career as a senior in 2017, earning a career-best NCAA finish of 19th place at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Also an SEC finalist in the 400 hurdles for the first time in her career as a senior in 2017 when she placed fourth at the SEC Outdoor Championships … A three-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll from 2015-17 while also earning a spot on the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a freshman in 2014 … Honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as a USTFCCCA All-Academic performer following her rookie season in 2014.

2017
An NCAA semifinalist in the 400-meter hurdles for the first time in her collegiate career … Lined up in the national semifinals at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Oregon’s Hayward Field … Earned a career-best 19th-place national finish in the event with a run at the 59.37 in her semifinal heat … Advanced to the national semifinals with a personal best of 57.24 for eighth place overall in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Lexington, Kentucky … Moved into a tie for the No. 10 spot on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the 400 hurdles with her PR of 57.24 … Earned a career-best fourth-place finish in the 400 hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships where she scored five points for the Lady Tigers with a run of 58.51 in the final … Grabbed the ninth and final spot in the SEC final with a qualifying time of 58.59 in the preliminary round … Won the 400 hurdles in her outdoor season debut at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette with a season-opening time of 58.34 … Placed third at the inaugural SEC Relays with a run of 58.26 … Sixth in the final at the Texas Relays after crossing the finish line in 58.63 … Qualified at 58.33 at the Texas Relays … Also placed fourth at the Battle on the Bayou (58.45) and 12th at the Mt. SAC Relays (59.24) during the outdoor season … Capped the indoor season by running an indoor PR of 55.35 in the 400-meter dash to place 25th overall in qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships … Won the 400 meters in her indoor opener at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a banked-track-converted time of 57.22 … Also broke 57 seconds in the 400 meters indoors at the Razorback Invitational (56.51) and Tyson Invitational (56.27) … Honored once again for her academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2016
Bounced back from an injury-plagued indoor season to advance to the national quarterfinals in the 400-meter hurdles outdoors at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds where she competed for the third year in a row … Finished 21st overall in the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds after running 59.49 in her final race of the season … Also clocked 58.22 in the first round of NCAA qualifying … Missed advancing to the SEC final by one spot as she raced to a personal-best time of 57.85 for 10th place overall in qualifying at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Tuscaloosa, Alabama … Opened the outdoor season by placing fourth in the 400 hurdles at Miami’s Hurricane Twilight with a time of 1 minute, 0.17 seconds … Also ran the second leg of LSU’s “B” 4×400-meter relay team that finished runner-up at the Hurricane Twilight with a time of 3:43.68 … Followed with a fifth-place finish at the Battle on the Bayou (58.79), ninth-place finish at the Texas Invitational (59.27) and 10th-place finish at the LSU Invitational (58.96) … Anchored LSU’s “B” 4×400-meter relay team to a seventh place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold meet with a time of 3:39.11 … Redshirted during the indoor season while recovering from injury … Earned her second-straight selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for her outstanding performance in the classroom.

2015
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles for the second-straight season … Clocked 1:00.48 to finish in 39th place in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Finished in 15th place in qualifying at the SEC Outdoor Championships where she ran 1:00.10 at Mississippi State’s Mike Sanders Track Complex … Raced to a seasonal-best time of 59.14 in a sixth-place finish at the LSU Invitational in the team’s regular-season finale … Also broke one minute in the event at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou, clocking 59.97 for fifth place in the event … Clocked 1:00.11 for 13th place in qualifying at the Texas Relays and 1:01.67 for eighth place at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout … Competed primarily in the 400-meter dash during the indoor season … Finished the event in 36th place overall at the SEC Indoor Championships held at Kentucky’s Nutter Field House … Clocked 56.11 in the preliminary round at the conference meet … Ran an indoor personal best of 55.69 for 14th place at the Razorback Invitational … Also ran the 400 meters at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (57.30), New Mexico Classic (56.79) and Tyson Invitational (56.73) during the indoor season … Placed eighth in the 60 hurdles (8.75) and seventh in the 200 meters (25.00) at the LSU Twilight meet … Ran a seasonal-best time of 8.58 in the preliminary round of the 60 hurdles at the LSU Twilight … Ran the second leg on LSU’s winning 4×400-meter relay team with a winning time of 3:49.46 at the LSU Indoor Invitational … Also ran the 4×400 relay at the Razorback Invitational (3:47.86) and New Mexico Classic (3:42.48) during the indoor season … Honored for her academic performance with her first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2014
An NCAA quarterfinalist in the 400-meter hurdles in her debut season with the Lady Tigers as a true freshman in 2014 … Clocked her two fastest times of the collegiate season in the first round of qualifying and the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Raced to a time of 58.63 in the first round before clocking 58.64 in the quarterfinal round to finish in 20th place at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Nearly qualified for the conference final in her debut at the SEC Outdoor Championships, earning an 11th-place finish with a run of 59.90 in the preliminary round … Opened the outdoor season by running 59.49 in her very first race in the 400-meter hurdles as a collegian at the Texas Relays … Finished in fifth place at the Texas Relays after running 1:00.61 in the university final … Finished runner-up in the 400 hurdles at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 59.82 … Won the B section of the event at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 59.06 that earned her a spot in the field at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Even set a wind-legal PR of 14.04 (-0.6) in the 100-meter hurdles at the LSU Alumni Gold … Competed in the 60-meter hurdles during the indoor season … Finished in 18th place overall in the qualifying round at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 8.63 … Clocked a personal best of 8.53 in the preliminary round at the Tyson Invitational before clocking 8.54 for a 17th-place finish in the semifinal round in the event held at the University of Arkansas … Also ran the 60 hurdles at the New Mexico Team Invitational (8.58), LSU Twilight (8.70), Texas A&M Triangular (8.77) and Auburn Indoor Invitational (9.73) … Followed the collegiate season by advancing to the final of the 400-meter hurdles at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Oregon’s Hayward Field … Raced to a personal best of 58.61 in a fifth-place finish in the championship final of the 400 hurdles at the USA Junior Championships … Advanced to the final with a qualifying run of 59.53 in the preliminary round at the USA Junior Championships … Recognized by the Southeastern Conference for her performance in the classroom as a selection to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll … Also picked up all-academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top recruits in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2013 … Cracked the Top 10 of the high school national rankings in the 400-meter hurdles with a silver-medal-winning performance at the 2013 USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Championships held in Greensboro, North Carolina … Broke the one-minute mark in the 400 hurdles for the first time in her prep career with a personal record of 59.64 to claim the silver medal in the 17-18 age group … Emerged from the meet as the No. 9-ranked 400-meter hurdler nationally and No. 5-ranked member of the Class of 2013 in the event … Raced out to a fast start in her senior season outdoors in 2013 by setting back-to-back personal records in the 300-meter hurdles at the Sugar Bowl Track Classic (42.73) and Mobile Challenge of Champions (42.69) … Set her personal best of 42.69 in a runner-up finish at the Mobile Challenge of Champions for the No. 18-ranked performance nationally in the high school ranks by a member of the Class of 2013 … Slashed nearly two seconds from her PR in the 300 hurdles during the 2013 season … Named the 2013 Louisiana Region 3-4A Most Valuable Performer after sweeping regional titles in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles and finishing runner-up in the 100 meters at the regional meet … Set a wind-legal PR of 14.36 in the 100 hurdles at the 2013 Louisiana Region 3-4A Championships … Defended her Class 4A state championship in the 300-meter hurdles with a winning time of 43.21 at the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Also claimed the Class 4A silver medal in the 100 hurdles with an outstanding performance at the state meet in 2013 … Enjoyed a breakout junior season in 2012 as the young women’s silver medalist in the 400 hurdles the AAU Junior Olympic National Championships, AAU Club National Championships and USA Track & Field Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Raced to a seasonal best of 1:00.07 to claim the young women’s silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2012 AAU Junior Olympic National Championships held in Houston, Texas … Claimed the silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles for New Era Track Club at the 2012 AAU Club Nationals held in Orlando, Florida, while running 1:00.44 … Clocked the fastest qualifying time of 1:01.65 in the preliminary round at the AAU Club Nationals … Took home the silver medal in the 400 hurdles after running 1:01.58 in the qualifying round and 1:02.04 in the championship final at the 2012 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships held in Arlington, Texas … Also earned a fifth-place finish in the young women’s division of the 100-meter hurdles at both the AAU Club Nationals (14.19w) and USATF Youth Outdoor Championships (14.52) to wrap up the 2012 outdoor season … Won three state titles in the hurdles during her sophomore and junior seasons as one of the premier performers in the state of Louisiana … Won the Class 4A state title in the 300-meter hurdles after running a seasonal best of 44.50 while competing for Helen Cox High School at the 2012 LHSAA Outdoor State Championships … Was also the 2012 Class 4A silver medalist in the 100 hurdles with her time of 14.63 (-0.3) in the state final … Captured back-to-back Class 3A state championships in the 300 hurdles while competing for Ben Franklin High School as a freshman in 2010 (44.75) and sophomore in 2011 (45.04) … Also scored two-straight Class 3A state silver medals in the 100 hurdles in 2010 and 2011 during her stint at Ben Franklin High School … An eight-time regional champion in the state of Louisiana during her prep career while capturing three-straight titles in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles in a state championship run in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

PERSONAL
Full name is Bryiana Nychelle Richardson … Born on Jan. 26, 1995 … Father is Derek Richardson … Mother is Laquita Allen and stepfather is Dameyon Allen … Has two younger siblings, Dae’ja and Jasmine … An honor roll student who maintained a 3.89 grade-point average during her prep career at Helen Cox High School … Received Principal’s Honors and Superintendent’s Honors at her high school … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.

 

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