Award Winner Description

John Richardson was a three time gold medalist in the Javelin at the AAU Jr Olympics, setting a
National record each year. In 1987 he was named to the Track and Field News All-America high
School squad in the javelin. After high school, John attended Tennessee and was a three time All-America and was a key part of their 1991 NCAA
Championship team. Richardson, who currently ranks third on the all-time list, set his best mark
of 254-4 in 1990. Richardson placed three straight years in the NCAA javelin finishing sixth in
both 1989 and 1990 and recording a runner finish in 1991. Richardson finished 11th in the 1988 World Junior meet. In SEC javelin action Richardson was
fifth in 1988, fourth in 1989, and third in both 1990 and 1991.