Five men, seven women selected for academic honor
Barber, Bamgbose wrap weekend as first-team All-Americans
Irish men wrap stay at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Junior standout dominates in final laps to grab gold in 10,000 meters
Quick hits on the Irish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
NCAA East Preliminary Day 2
- 2015 USTFCCCA Second Team All-American (pole vault)
- 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier
- 2015 NCAA East Preliminary Championships qualifier
- 2015 Second Team All-ACC (pole vault)
- 2015 All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team
- 2014 All-ACC (pole vault)
AS A SOPHOMORE: Turned in an impressive sophomore campaign competing exclusively in the pole vault, which culminated in a Second Team All-America performance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (T-14th; 5.15m) … began the season finishing 10th at the Meyo Invitational … went on to win the event at the Spire DI Invitational (4.88m) … placed seventh with an indoor season-best 5.02m at the ACC Indoor Championships … placed 15th at the Texas Relays (4.90m) … snagged third at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (5.10m) … finished fourth at the Georgia Tech Invitational (4.95m) … was also fourth in the event at the Jesse Owens Track Classic … finished as a second team All-ACC pick with a fifth-place finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships (4.97m) … tied for first (sixth overall) with a personal best 5.25-meter jump at the NCAA East Prelims … named to the All-ACC Academic Outdoor team … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed exclusively in pole vault during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... vaulted to an 11th place finish (4.75m) at the ACC Outdoor Championships ... also earned a third place finish (4.65m) at the ACC Indoor Championships ... began the season with a second place finish (4.60m) at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... placed fifth (4.70m) at the Meyo Invitational ... capped season with a 10th place finish (4.60m) in the finals of the Hillsdale College Relays ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from McHenry East High School in the spring of 2013 ... letterwinner in track & field ... a member of the Northwest Chargers hockey club and the McHenry County table tennis club ... an Illinois State Scholar and Mr. McHenry 2013 ... full name is Nathan Paul Richartz ... born in Barrington, Ill. ... son of Michael and Cynthia Richartz ... has one younger brother, Dylan, and an older sister, Stephanie, who pole vaults at the University of Illinois and was an Olympic qualifier ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.