PB: 100M 11.80
Career Highlights: Taipei Open Silver Medal 2019
Philippine Team Since 2013-
School: USC (NCAA DIV 1)
Mar 15, 2015
At Cougar Invitational meet in Los Angeles, 17-year-old Kyla Richardson who has battled with hamstring injuries the past 12 months registered a decent albeit slightly wind-aided 100-meter performance of 12.07 (+2.5). Kyla whose best time is 11.93 from 2013, is eyeing a spot in the revitalized women’s 4×100 Relay for the SEA Games in Singapore. Princess Joy Griffey (11.62) and Kayla Richardson (11.78) currently occupy the two spots on the women’s 100m Dash.
Twin sister Kayla who has had the flu will be racing next week.
17-year-old Kyla (98) (PB 11.93, in 2013), clocked 7.87 at the Simplot Games at Pocatello, Idaho. The performance puts her in around 12.11 shapes for the 100m. Richardson who struggled with injuries last year is trying to make the promising women’s 4×100 relay team at the SEA Games. The Season leader for the Philippines in the 60m is Princess Joy Griffey with 7.54 (around 11.78 on calculation).
Kyla returns from injury
Kyla with coach Jon Gilmer at the track oval. Kyla Richardson returned from a 6-week foot injury (non-running related) to time 12.09s at the South California Bronco Invite (2012 PB 12.00) Her twin Kayla timed 11.99s in the100m and the best time of 24.57 in the 200m dash.
Young Fil-Heritage Sprinters Lead Charge (Apr 10)
Young sprinters of Filipino origin both delivered excellent performances at the Arcadia Invitational last weekend. Kayla Richardson who turns 15 next month, broke the 15-year-old Best Mark of Baynard (25.04 last year), with a new personal best of 24.52 (-0.3) winning the seeded (second timed final) at the Arcadia Invite.
Kyla and Kayla Richardson GOOD JOB!
15-year-old Fil-Heritage athletes Kayla Richardson and Kyla Richardson both qualified for CIF Prelims California. Kayla finished second in the 100m in a wind-aided 11.89, while Kyla finished fifth in 12.20 and also qualified. Kayla clocked a windy 24.20 in the 200m. Kayla official best times are 11.93 and 24.52, while Kyla is 11.93 and 24.12. Last weekend Kyla
broke her personal best to tie her twins personal best time.
You can view the All-Time Ranking List here for Filipina 100m
Sarah Vitug carried on her last 2 weeks with 4:32 and 4:30. Vitug who has a PB of 4:27.65(less than 3 seconds from the National Record) will see action at the PNG with the SEA Games qualification mark of 4:21 as the criteria.
Caleb Monticalvo again leaped 5.02m, however, his record of 5.05m has not been ratified as a National Record as he still needs to supply a Filipino Passport to the PATAFA.
Fil-Heritage 2013 January-February (Amended)
Richardson Twins open 2013 with PBS in 60m, Fil-Heritage athletes in action! (Jan 28)
The Philippines fastest female over 100-200m who ran 12.00et and 24.12et last year 14-year-old Kyla Richardson had a very narrow win over her twin sister Kayla this weekend. It was twin sister Kayla who had a great start and looked like she had got away but Kyla who does not like to lose came back with a strong finish to edge her out.
They both opened 2013 with personal best times of 7.85 and 7.89 at Cerritos All-comers meet on Saturday in Los Angeles finishing 1-2 in their race. Kyla previous best was 7.94 at Azusa last February and Kayla whose previous was 8.1. Judging by these performances it equates to a clocking of 12.00 to 12.20 at worst case scenario on the track right now.
The twins later teamed in a relay team with the Academy of speed which blew away their opponents by eight seconds in the 4×200 winning in 1:40.73, Kyla ran the second leg Kayla ran fourth. This time equates to 25 seconds each runner, or as its indoors probably around 24-24.5 on an outdoor track due to the tight bends.
The girls are running great and have almost acquired their Filipino passports. Both are enjoying there training with the Academy of Speed right now which only started in December, they had a well-earned rest after peaking last May. They will run at Irvine next week.
The twins are looking forward to participating at the Philippine National Games in May where they will line up in the Junior Sprint events. Following that will be the ASEAN Youth Champs in South Vietnam in June.
Kyla Richardson in good Form
14-year-old twins Kyla and Kayla Richardson continued their fine form over the much shorter event of 55m at the UC Irvine open meet on Saturday 2nd February. Kyla registered a winning time of 7.28, and Kayla 7.41 placed third. On conversion, these times are around 11.80 and 12.20 for the 100m.
The twins also competed in a 4x200m relay team which clocked 1:38.91 the fastest time in California this year or an average of 24.72 per runner for each 200m.
Last year’s fastest Filipina over 100 and 200m 14-year-old Kyla Richardson clocked a season opener of 12.25s (0.0) at the Azusa Pacific University All comers. Kyla is the front-runner for the National Junior title at the PNG in May.
Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And is current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Currently, he is coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles.
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