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Richie Bush
Richie  Bush

Hometown:
Lawnside, N.J.

High School:
Paul VI

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
09/16/1999

Experience:
Fr./Fr.

On Bush: Newcomer to the sprint group this season who gained a good amount of experience during his first collegiate indoor season ... Versatile performer with the potential to keep getting better as he gains experience.

2017-18 Indoor:
Established personal best times at every distance from 60 meters through 400 meters ... Competed in seven meets during the season and ran in the preliminary heats of both the 200 meters and the 400 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Recorded times of 22.46 in the 200 meters and 50.36 in the 400 meters at the conference meet, finishing 13th in the preliminariese of both events ... Tallied a season best time of 50.27 in the 400 meters and finished 10th at the FastTrack National Invite ... Came in seventh in the 200 meters (22.50) and 17th in the 400 meters (50.91) at the Villanova Invitational ... Made his collegiate debut at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational, placing seventh in the 300 meters in 36.40 and 13th in the 60 meters in 7.27 in addition to running the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay for a squad which finished third in 3:24.79 ... Ran in the preliminary heats of the 60 meters (7.25) and finished eighth in the 200 meters (22.80) at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Doubled up in both the 200 meters and the 400 meters at the Penn 8-Team Select Meet and the Columbia Challenge ... Posted times of 22.83 and 51.03, respectively, at the Penn meet ... Ran the 200 meters in 22.87 and the 400 meters in 50.34 at the Columbia meet.

Paul VI High School:
 Earned a total of seven varsity letters between the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons, and also played football as a running back and defensive back .

Personal: Born 9/16/99 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... One of three children of Richard and Kimberly Bush ... Has an older sister, Tiffany (29) and a younger brother, Robert (16) ... Enjoys playing sports and bike riding in his spare time, as well as traveling with friends and reading ... Chose to attend Villanova for its strong academic reputation ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and has yet to declare a major.

PERSONAL BESTS
60 Meters                 7.25                  2018 Nittany Lion Challenge
200 Meters                21.82                 2018 Colonial Relays
300 Meters                36.40                 2017 Jack Pyrah Invitational
400 Meters (relay) 48.65 2018 Penn Relays
400 Meters (open) 49.89 2018 Temple Owls Invite
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor)
All-BIG EAST                                    2018 (4x100 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES
4x100 Meter Relay         3rd                   2018 Outdoor

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