Kyla Richardson Huge Personal Best 11.65

Kyla Richardson

17 April 2020

Kyla Richardson was the only Filipino track athlete to participate at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Los Angeles. Kyla clocked 11.82 +2.3 m/s to finish 5th in Heat 2 of the Invitational Womens 100m.
The race was won by RosAngela Santos of the Brazilian National Team (Brazil sprinters team is based in Los Angeles), who clocked 11.26.
Former World Junior Champion Candace Hill (USA) had the fastest time in the heats of 11.13 (+1.5).
Kyla’s time rounded up 11th overall, so she missed the final by 3 spots. The Final is tomorrow. A few weeks ago, Kyla had run a PB of 11.65.

Kyla Richardson Huge Personal Best 11.65

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Kyla Ashley Richardson is in her second race of 2021. I followed up with her 11.85 openers with a Huge Personal Best of 11.65 (+2.0). The mark smashed her previous best of 11.80 (+1.5) set at Long Beach in 2019. 

Representing Fresno State, she won the California Poly – 4 Way meet on April 3 in San Luis, California.  Improving on her school record of 11.85 set 2 weeks ago. She beat teammate Kyra Bailey who was second, and Danielle Shelby.

Kyla’s mark of 11.65 keeps her at #2 on the SEA Ranking List for 2021 behind Kristina Knott, who has run 11.54 so far and will run tomorrow at Orlando.

The mark ties Kyla with the 11.65 marks of her twin sister Kayla the 2015 SEA Games 100m Champion. 

The performance moves her from 9th to 6th on the All-Time Lists for Philippines Women’s 100m.

Kyla won the 2019 Vietnam National Open and has a bronze in the 2017 4x100m SEA Games and silver in the 2019 4×100 SEA Games, where she set a national record.


EV# 27 WOMENS 100m Dash


1 Richardson, Kyla Fresno Pacific Jr 11.65 +2.0m/s n
2 Bailey, Kyra Fresno Pacific Jr 11.84 +2.0m/s n
3 Daniele, Shelby Cal Poly Fr 11.98 +2.0m/s n
4 Okoh, Queen Fresno State Fr 12.05 +2.0m/s n
5 Anthony, Zara Fresno Pacific So 12.18 +2.0m/s n
6 Barthel, Emma UC Santa Barbara Fr 12.36 +2.0m/s n
7 Cuevas, Alexa UC Santa Barbara So 12.80 +2.0m/s n
8 Sales, Kyra UC Santa Barbara Jr 21.42 +2.0m/s n


Kyla Richardson has opened 2021 with an

  • 11.85 100m
  • 25.02 200m
  • 58.86 in 400m

Her time of 11.85 was set on 24th March at the State Centre invitational in Fresno.

Formally of USC now representing Fresno Pacific University. 

Kyla set a new school record.

Her opening run for 2021 was just .05 seconds from her personal best of 11.80 set in 2019. Kyla was part of the SEA Games silver medal team, which broke the Philippine Record at the 2019 SEA Games in 4×100.



PB: 100M 11.80

200M 24.00

Career Highlights: Taipei Open Silver Medal 2019

Philippine Team Since 2013-

School: USC (NCAA DIV 1)


Mar 15, 2015

At the 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). As a result, Kyla, whose best time is 11.93 from 2013, sees a spot in the revitalized women’s 4×100 Relay for the Singapore SEA Games. 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.

Kyla  training

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 making the promising women’s 4×100 relay team at the SEA Games. The Philippines’ Season leader in the 60m is Princess Joy Griffey with 7.54 (around 11.78).

Kyla returns from injury.

With coach Jon Gilmer at the track oval. She returned from a 6-week foot injury (non-running related) to 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)

15-year-old Fil-Heritage sprinters Kyla and Kayla Richardson prepare to win Gold at Asian Youths

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 qualified. She clocked a windy 24.20 in the 200m. Kayla’s official best times are 11.93 and 24.52, while Kyla’s is 11.93 and 24.12. Last weekend Kyla

Kyla and Kayla Richardson GOOD JOB

broke her personal best to tie her twin’s 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 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)

Kyla and Kayla are on the right.

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. Twin sister Kayla had a great start and looked like she had gotten 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’s 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 a 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 for each runner, or it’s 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 their 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 in the Philippine National Games in May to line up in the Junior Sprint events. Following that will be the ASEAN Youth Champs in South Vietnam in June.

Official Results

Kyla Richardson is in Good Form

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14-year-old twins Kyla and Kayla Richardson continued their fine form over the much shorter 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.


Jon Gilmer coached the girls from the Academy of Speed.




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.

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