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The Dallas Independent School District board unanimously voted Thursday to name the district track the Sha’Carri Richardson Track. It is located at the Jesse Owens Athletic Complex at John Kincaide Stadium.
Richardson responded on social media writing, “This means so much if you from the city, you know the stadium is rooted in memories. I am literally speechless.”
Say 𝒽𝑒𝓁𝓁𝑜 to Sha’Carri Richardson Track at John Kincaid Stadium! 👋— LSU Track & Field (@LSUTrackField) October 21, 2023
The Dallas Independent School District unanimously voted Thursday to name their track after the World Champion LSU Tiger alum who attended Carter HS. pic.twitter.com/2sZyNeKfha
The district track is located approximately one mile south of Carter High School, which Richardson attended.
She won Texas state 100m titles as a sophomore, junior and senior and the 200m as a junior and senior. Richardson went ont to matriculate at Louisiana State University, where she won the NCAA 100m title as a freshman and turned professional in 2019.
The 23-year-old earned double gold at the 2023 Budapest World Athletics Championships in the 100-metre and the 4 x 100m relay. Richardson clocked a personal best of 10.65 in Budapest, and then went on to win bronze in the 200m. Four months earlier she sent a message to her competitors with a 10.57 wind-aided performance. The latter performance would be the third-fastest in history if not wind-aided behind only Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 10.49 and Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah’s 10.54. She is currently tied as the 11th-fastest all-time with Jamaicans Sherika Jackson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Thompson-Herah.
Richardson was also seen on Saturday presenting F1 driver Lewis Hamilton with the FIA Formula One World Championships sprint trophy. Hamilton drives for the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 team. She also presented trophies to podium finishers Max Verstappen, and Charles Leclerc after the sprint races in Austin.