Young Named All-American In 400-Meter Dash

Young also earned All-American honors indoors in the 55-meter dash.

June 14, 2007

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond sophomore Jessica Young earned Outdoor Track & Field All-American honors after finishing as the eighth American in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA National Championships this past weekend.

Young had the 12th-fastest semifinal time and just missed out on a berth in the finals by .04. She ran a 52.82, which was the eighth-fastest time of the Americans in the field, earning her All-American honors for the second time.

Young was named an Indoor Track & Field All-American in the 55-meter dash after her performance at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

"This year this was a goal for me, but in the future I hope this is something that happens along the way to bigger things," Young said.

"We are obviously very excited for Jessica," Richmond women's coach Lori Taylor said. "She has accomplished great things in her two years at Richmond and we expect her to continue as one of the top sprinters in the country."

Young is the Richmond outdoor school record holder in the 100, 200, 300 and 400 dashes, along with as a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.

She will compete in the USA Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., June 21-24.


Jessica Young was named an All-American for the second time.