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Avon’s Rhiannon Richmond signs letter of intent to attend Holy Cross

Avon’s Rhiannon Richmond will be competing for Holy Cross next year. (Photo courtesy Tim Filon)

Avon High’s four-time state champion Rhiannon Richmond has signed a letter of intent to run with the Holy Cross track and field program in Worcester.

In November, Richmond became just the fifth girl in school history to win a state championship in cross country with her win at the Class MM championships at Wickham Park in Manchester. She helped lead the Falcons to a third place finish.

In May, she won the Class MM championship in the 3,200 meters with a school-record time of 11:07.00, beating Brookfield’s Juliet Brissell by nearly 12 seconds and taking 0.67 of a second off her own school record that she had set earlier in the month.

In 2018, Richmond won the Class MM championship in the 1,600 meters. As a freshman, she was a member of Avon’s state championship team at the Class MM championships in the 4×800 meter relay.

Richmond has been a member of the cross country, indoor track and outdoor track teams at Avon during her scholastic career.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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