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Lorinda Richardson
Lorinda Richardson

Hometown:
Columbia, Mo.

Event:
Jumps

Fact:
Five-time All-American ... 1988 Big 8 Athlete of the Year


A five time all-American and six-time Big Eight Conference champion, local Columbia product Lorinda Richardson was the Big Eight Conference Female Athlete-of-the-Year in 1988. She held the league record in the long jump at 21-feet, 7-1/2 inches, and placed three times in the long jump at the U.S. Olympic Festival. She still holds the MU long jump records, and ran on four relays teams that set school marks. She won league titles in the 100-meter dash (twice), 55-meter dash, long jump (twice) and 60-yard dash. Richardson was Academic all-Big Eight as a senior.