Richard Zhu
Richard Zhu
Height: 6-0
Weight: 135
Year: Senior
Hometown: Medford, Ore.
High School: North Medford

AS A SENIOR (2011-2012): (XC) Competed in the 8k at the Stanford Invitational finishing in 26:09 … Finished 36th place at the Gator Invite with a time of 26:26 in the 8k … Earned a personal-best of 25:11 in the 8k race at the Doc Adams Invite … Raced in the 10k NCAA DI West Region Championship and earned a personal-best-time of 32:47. (TRACK) – Started the season at the Aggie Open in the 1500m with a time of 3:59.07 … Competed at the Johnny Mathis Invite in the 800m in 1:59.08 as well as the 1500m in 4:00.10 … Raced the SF State Distance Carnival in the 800m in 1:56.32 and the 1500m in 4:00.53 … Earned a personal best time in the 800m at the Woody Wilson Invite in 1:55.36 … Ran in the Brutus Hamilton Invite 800m with a time of 1:56.94 and the 1500m in 3:56.52 … Earned 4:03.88 in the 800m at the Sac State Open … Finished the season at the West Coast Invite in the 1500m with a time of 4:03.27.

AS A JUNIOR (2010-2011): (XC) Did not compete. (TRACK) Raced 9:55:11 for 4th place in the 3000m Steeplechase @ Cal State Stanislaus 3/5/11…Finished in 4:04:65 in the 1500m @UC Davis Aggie Open 3/12/11…Competed in the 3000m steeplechase in 10:02:36 @ San Francisco State 3/25/11…Ran a personal best in the 1500m for 6th place in 3:57:78, 3rd all time at SCU and finished 8th in the 800m with 1:56:49 @ San Francisco State 4/2/11…Raced 1:57:56 in the 800m and 3:59:98 in the 1500m invitational @ Chico State 4/8-9/11…Finished the 1500m in 3:59:33 and the 800m in 1:59:13 @ Woody Wilson Invitational, UC Davis 4/16/11…Placed 2nd in his heat in the 1500m in 4:00:71 @ Brutus Hamilton Invitational, CAL 4/22/11.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-2010): (XC) Placed 121st with a time of 26:34 at the Stanford Invite… came in 45th at the San Francisco St. Invite with a time of 27:00… placed 78th at the Bronco Invite with a time of 26:00. (TRACK) Ran a PR of 4:01:92 in the 1500m and finished the 800m in 1:58:00 @ Stanford Invitational 3/26/10…Finished the 800m in 1:58:22 @ Johnny Mathis Invitational 4/3/10…Raced 1:57:49 in the 800m and 4:07:61 in the 1500m @ Chico Twilight Invitational 4/10/10… Set a personal best time in the 800m in 1:56:09 @ Brutus Hamilton Invitational, Cal 4/23/10…Ran the 1500m in 4:06:07 @ Cal State Stanisauls 5/14/10.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-2009): (XC) Placed 34th in the San Francisco Invitational on Sept. 27 with an 8k time of 26:42 ... Placed 20th in the West Coast Preview on Nov. 1 with an 8k time of 26:40. (TRACK) Ran 4:06:41 in the 1500m @ UC Davis Aggie Open 3/14/09…Earned a lifetime record in the 800m in 1:58:22 @ Johnny Mathis Invitational, 4/5/09…Raced 1:56:13 in the 800m @ Brutus Hamilton Invitational 4/24/09.


Cross Country: 20:53 in the 4 mile (2009 - Hornet Jamboree); 25:11 in the 8k (2011 - Doc Adams); 32:47 in the 10k (2011 - NCAA West Region Championship)
1:55.36 in the 800m (2012 - Woody Wilson); 3:55:48 in the 1500m (2011 - WCC Championship); 15:45:88 in the 5k (2011 - WCC Championship); 9:55:11 in the 3k Steeplechase (2011 - CSU Stanislaus Invite)

HIGH SCHOOL PERSONAL BESTS: 400m-51, 1500m-4:04; 3000m-9:07; 8k XC-26:40

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of North Medford High School ... Southwest Conference 2006 District Champions ... 1st North Medford team to qualify for OSAA statemeet ... 2007 6A trophy winners ... named 1st team southwest conference, 4x2nd team All conference ... honorable mention all conference.

PERSONAL: Son of Xing Chang and Li Zhen Chen ... has an older brother named Jun, an older sister named Jean, an older brother named Larry and a younger sister named Jennifer, 15 ... enjoys traveling, sky diving, trying exotic foods, tennis and hardball ... aspires for a career in education ... enjoys an occasional Orchestra concert.