Sha'Carri Richardson finally reacts to stadium being named after her

ATHLETICS Sha'Carri Richardson finally reacts to stadium being named after her

Abigael Wafula 10:03 - 09.11.2023

Sha'Carri Richardson has expressed her elation ahead of her honorary event to be held on Friday at the Ellis Davis Fieldhouse.

The world’s fastest woman alive Sha’Carri Richardson is set to be honoured in an event pencilled for Friday at the Ellis Davis Fieldhouse.

Richardson’s 2023 exploits have paid off well since the field at John Kincaide Stadium is set to be named after her. The field that is part of the Jesse Owens Athletic Complex is set to be named the Sha’Carri Richardson Track and also hosts the largest hockey stadium in the world.

Richardson was in awe of the move and took to her Instagram page to share the news that had warmed her heart.

“I literally can’t even put into words the honour it is to have this legendary track to be named after me in my hometown.

"Triple D, thank you for being part of my journey, no place like home. I will be back home this Friday for this unforgettable moment,” the post read.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees had made the decision to consider a tribute for the American track star which is now coming to fruition.

The Board has suggested renaming the stadium since it is also located close to Carter High School, where Richardson trained as a student. The reason behind the move is to honour the athlete’s achievement this season.

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Richardson was also born and raised in South Dallas and she attended Dallas ISD schools from elementary through high school.

Richardson holds the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 4A state record in the 100m dash, clocking in at 11.28 seconds.

At the age of 16, she won the 100m title at the US Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics. In 2017, she won the USA Track & Field Junior Olympics and the Pan American U20 Championships.

While at Louisiana State University, Richardson set the collegiate record in the 100m with a time of 10.75. This achievement placed her among the top 10 fastest women in history at the age of 19.

This season, the reigning World 100m champion only lost two 100m races, at the Gyulai István Memorial where she finished second, and the Prefontaine Classic where she finished fourth.