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Jan. 20, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C.Jason Richardson from the South Carolina track anf field team has been named AgSouth Athlete of the Week.

Richardson began the 2009 season in exciting fashion, running automatic times in both the prelims and finals of the 60mH to win the event. His 7.58 in the prelims was the first automatic qualifying time in the nation this year for the 60mH, and he followed it up with a 7.65 automatic time to win the final.

A favorite to win his first indoor title, Richardson’s first race of the year was only .05 seconds off his personal best.