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Richard York
Position: Combined Events
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: St. Clair HS
Experience: 3 Years

NEW MEXICO

2014 Indoors: Did not compete.

2014 Outdoors: Competed at 11 meets for the Lobos, concentrating on the decathlon and javelin primarily … Opened in the decathlon at the Texas Relays with strong marks in the long jump (ninth place), high jump (ninth), discus (fifth) and javelin (fourth) … Won the javelin at the Texas Tech Open with a toss of 195-4 (59.54 meters) before improving his distance a week later at the Jim Click Shootout, where he placed third with a mark of 205-4 (62.58) … Participated in the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays, earning first in the javelin … Placed ninth in the 400 and sixth in the high jump at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge, with marks of 49.66 and 6-4 ¾ (1.95), respectively … Placed second in the javelin at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational with a mark of 210-4 (64.12) … Despite a disqualification in the 110 hurdles in the decathlon at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, placed third in the decathlon via victories in seven of the eight event: the 100, long jump, shot put, 400, discus, javelin, 800 … Also won the javelin at the MW Championships with a then-personal record of 213-5 (65.05) … Advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the javelin, where he advanced to the national championships with a personal record toss of 215-4 (65.63) … Placed 24th at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 189-2 (57.67).

2013 Indoors: Competed at four meets, including a pair of heptathlons ... Opened in the heptathlon at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, placing third in the event with a then-school record mark of 5,538 points ... Managed his strong score by dint of strong marks in the 60-meter dash (third, 7.14); the long jump (second, 23-5 1/4); the shot put (second, 42-8); the high jump (tied for third, 6-5); the 60 hurdles (fourth, 8.61); the pole vault (third, 15-3); and the 1000 (fourth, 2:48.07) ... Won the heptathlon at the Mountain West Championships with a new school record of 5590 points, achieved with victories in the 60 (7.06), long jump (22-9), shot put (44-4 1/2) and pole vault (15-5).

2013 Outdoors: Redshirted the season, but did compete unattached at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational ... Placed ninth in the 110 hurdles (15.73*), fourth in the shot put (42-3), first in the javelin (215-8 1/2) and fifth in the pole vault (14-7 1/4) at the Don Kirby.

2012 Indoors: Competed at six meets, including twice in the heptathlon ... Opened the campaign by pole vaulting at his first two meets, clearing 14-6 at the NAU Lumberjack Open and 14-8 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational, tying for fourth at the latter ... First shot at the heptathlon was at the Air Force Combined Events, where he placed first in the event with 5424 points and a career mark in the 60 hurdles (8.32*) ... Took ninth in the long jump at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a 22-2 1/4 ... Claimed second in the heptathlon at the Mountain West Championships with a score of 5408 and personal records in the 60 (7.10*) and the shot put (40-7 1/2).

2012 Outdoors: Participated at eight meets including a pair of decathlons ... Notched a career best in the 400 hurdles at the UTEP Springtime Invitational finishing in 55.28* ... Claimed sixth in the shot put at the UTEP Invitational, tossing 39 1/4 ... Placed 13th in the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays/CA Invitational Multi Events with a score of 5970 (missing marks in the 1500 and pole vault) and a career mark in the javelin (205-7) ... Nabbed runner-up honors in the decathlon at the Mountain West Championships, finishing with a personal-record score of 7513 points and career highs in the long jump (23-4 1/2) and high jump (6-5) ... Also threw the javelin at the conference meet, tossing the spear 188-7 ... Qualified to the First Round of the NCAA Championships in the javelin, finishing 28th with a 198-1 mark ... Also participated in the decathlon at the NCAA Championships.

2011 Indoors: Competed in the New Mexico Collegiate Classic and Combined meet, and scored a seasons best in the Heptathlon with 5,537 points ... This score barely missed the qualifying mark to make it to one of the hardest meets in the country to qualify, NCAA Indoor Nationals ... Later in the season became Mountain West Champion in the multis and was also an Indoor All American on the Medley relay team ... Competed in the 400 meter leg in the relay that placed 7th.

2011 Outdoors: Great season opener at the 2011 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in the decathlon ... Scored an impressive mark of 7389 and got a personal best that would later qualify him for the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Also Mountain West decathlon champion outscoring second place by nearly 200 points ... At NCAA Outdoor Nationals and had a solid performance placing 23rd place in the whole country.

2010 Outdoors: 3-time MWC Champion, 1-time All-American, 1-time Honorable Mention ... Became the first freshman in school history and the second in MWC history to win gold in the decathlon at the MWC Championships ... only the third Lobo to win the decathlon at the MWC Championships ... scored 7,292 pts. to take the gold ... also scored in the high jump with a throw of 6-2.25 ... owns the 2010 top spot for New Mexico in the Javelin (195-0.00), the high jump (6-4.25) and the 400-meters (48.98) ... recorded a score of 6,224 in his first decathlon at the Texas Relays ...

HIGH SCHOOL

A 2009 graduate of St. Clair (Mo.) High School ... 4-time all-state and all-district selection, competing in the pole vault, 300m hurdles, 110m hurdles, high jump, triple jump, and long jump for head coach Dave Priviance ... earned all-state honors in three events to lead the Bulldogs to the class 3 state title as a senior ... he was the 300m hurdles champion, finished second in the 110 hurdles and pole vault, and was sixth in the long jump at the '09 state meet ... went on to place second at the Great Southwest meet in Albuquerque, trailing only national record holder Curtis Beach with a score of 7,007 points, which was the third-best by a high school athlete in 2009 ... the Big River Running Company listed him No. 7 on its list of the greatest Missouri high school athletes of the decade (2000-09) ... recorded prep bests of 37.99 in the 300 hurdles, 14.12 in the 110 hurdles, 6-08.00 in the high jump, 22-10.00 in the long jump, 14-06.00 in the pole vault, and 43-09.00 in the triple jump ... also earned all-conference and all-district honors all four years in both basketball and football ... helped the Bulldog basketball team capture three district championships.

PERSONAL

Born in St. Louis, Mo ... son of Randy and Janet York ... has an older sister, Rachel ... intends to major in Secondary Education and is interested in becoming a history teacher.

PERSONAL BESTS

Indoor
60 meters:7.06
200 meters: 22.31
1,000 meters: 2:43.12
60-meter hurdles: 8.32*
High Jump:6-6 3/4 (2.00m)
Pole Vault: 15-7 (4.75m)
Long Jump: 23-5 3/4 (7.14m)
Shot Put: 44-4 1/2 (13.52)
Heptathlon: 5590 points

Outdoor
100 meters: 10.85
400 meters: 49.09*
1,500 meters: 4:31.07
110-meter hurdles: 15.25
400-meter hurdles: 55.28*
High Jump: 6-5 1/2 (1.97m)
Pole Vault: 15-1 3/4 (4.62m)
Long Jump: 23-4 1/2 (7.12m)
Shot Put: 41-11 ½ (12.79m)
Discus Throw: 135-10 (41.45m)
Javelin Throw: 215-4 (65.63m)
Decathlon: 7513 points

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

• Honorable Mention All-American: 2012, 2014
• Mountain West Men's Indoor Outstanding Performance: 2011
• Mountain West Men's Outdoor Outstanding Performace: 2011
• All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2010-13 (Heptathlon)
• All-Mountain West Outdoor Team: 2010-12 (Decathlon), 2014 (Decathlon, Javelin)
• Mountain West Track & Field Athlete of the Week: Feb. 8, 2011 & Feb. 5, 2013
• School record holder in pentathlon


* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol

Saturday, January 10
All Day - 
Track & Field
at Air Force Open *
Saturday, January 24
All Day - 
Track & Field
vs. Lobo Collegiate Invitational *
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