Contributed By: Teresa Cleary | Winton Woods Schools Communications Department
**** She's winning medals like she never left the scene, said her mother Michele Richard. Brianna competes with the Lincoln Heights Track Club in AAU in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash and long jump.
At state championships in July, Brianna regained her title as the fastest 11-year-old girl in Ohio in the 200 meter dash and was ranked second in the 100 meter dash. This qualified her for the AAU Jr. Olympics National Competition at Norfolk State University in Virginia. There she placed sixth for 11-year-old girls in the 100 meter dash against 72 girls from across the country. She placed 19th in the 200 meter dash out of 80 competitors.
In 2008 Brianna placed third in the nation in the 100 meter dash at the AAU Jr. Olympics National Competition at Eastern Michigan University. She is the daughter of Raymond and Michele Richard of Forest Park.
To see the results of the Jr. Olympics competition, go to http://aaujrogames.org/.