Genny Richards
Genny Richards

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Joplin, Mo.

High School:
Joplin High

Event:
Fly/Free

Background: Swam three years at Joplin High for coaches Vickie Carnahan and Blair Dance ... Did not compete for high school team in 2012-13; only club team, Jasper County Killer Whales ... Swam for Killer Whales in pro-am, winter and summer sectionals ... Recorded PRs in 100 and 200 butterflies ...Team was third at winter state championships and fourth at summer championships ... Fourth in both 200 and 100 flies at Arkansas state long-course meet in 2012-13 ... Placed second in 100 fly in conference as high school junior ... qualified for state meet in 100 fly (personal best 1:00.08), 200 free, 500 free and 200 individual medley ... Set Joplin High record in 100 fly as a sophomore ... qualified for state championships in four events ... also qualified for state meet in relays as a freshman.

Personal: Genevieve Jean Marie Richards was born Jan. 12, 1995 to Lee Rodriguez and Doug Richards ... Has two brothers, Walker Richards and Jordan Merritt, and two sisters, Kristi Merritt and Bonnie Fiscus ...Plans to major in communication sciences and disorders ... would like to become a speech pathologist.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
100 Free 1:00.36 vs. Southern Illinois 11/2/13
200 Free 2:08.32 Show-Me Showdown 10/4/13
100 Back 1:10.18 Show-Me Showdown 10/4/13
200 IM 2:28.10 vs. Southern Illinois 11/2/13
400 IM 5:08.59 vs. Arkansas 11/9/13

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