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Willis: Former Centaurus track star Richardson named head coach at UNO

Former Centaurus standout Chris Richardson has been named the head coach to the cross country and track and field squads at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
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Former Centaurus standout Chris Richardson has been named the head coach to the cross country and track and field squads at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

He made headlines at Centaurus in 1999, but Chris Richardson never could extract himself from his passion for track and field. And that’s a good thing.

Richardson, who won a state title for the Warriors in the long jump and finished second in the high jump as a senior, recently was named the head coach of the track and field and cross country programs at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Richardson, who also finished third in the high jump as a junior, had been a seven-year assistant for the Mavericks.

After high school, Richardson starred at Nebraska. His accomplishments with the Huskers included a Big 12 championship in the heptathlon in 2004. That year, Richardson was ranked 18th in the U.S. and 58th worldwide in the event.

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