- 2015 Honorable Mention Outdoor 4x400-Meter Relay - 2015 First Team Indoor 4x400-Meter Relay
2015 OUTDOOR Finished in the top three four times during the outdoor campaign, including two first-place finishes ... recorded a mark of 46.24 in the 400 meters at the Texas Tech Open to claim his first win of the outdoor season ... put up the ninth-fastest time in school history in the outdoor 400-meter dash at 45.61 at the Wes Kittley Invite to grab his second first-place finish ... earned All-Big 12 honors after finishing third at the conference meet at 46.08 ... represented Texas Tech at the NCAA West Prelims on the 4x400-meter relay and the open 400, finishing 27th at 47.17 ... helped the relay squad to the seventh-fastest time in school history at the Texas Relays at 3:03.47, which was No. 2 in the nation at the time ... earned Honorable Mention All-America honors for qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
2015 INDOOR Recorded three top two finishes during the indoor slate ... opened the season with a second-place finish in the 400 meters at the Texas A&M Quadrangular at 46.80 ... his next three times all ranked inside the the top 10 in the school record books in the 400-meter dash ... put up the 10th-best time at the Tyson Invitational at 46.62 ... recorded the No. 8 mark at the Masked Rider Open behind a time of 46.59 ... earned All-Big 12 performer honors after a runner-up finish at the conference meet, with the sixth-fastest time in school history at 46.49 ... helped the 4x400-meter relay squad to the seventh-best time at Texas Tech at the Arkansas Open at 3:07.00 ... earned First Team All-America honors after a seventh-place finish at 3:07.52 at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
2014 OUTDOOR Completed the All-Big 12 sweep in the 400 meters, by finishing second at the outdoor championships, running a personal-best 45.80 ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminaries in the 400 meters, finishing 14th, with a 46.44, missing out on the NCAA Championships by two spots ... Took third place in the 400 meter dash at the Red Raider Open (45.97).
2014 INDOOR Took third place in the 400 meters at the Big 12 Championships, running a 47.02 and snagging six team points in the process ... Finished in the top six in each 400 meter race he ran, inculding a season-best 47.01 that earned him fifth place at the prestigious Alex Wilson Invitational.
2013 OUTDOOR Competed in the sprints...finished sixth overall at the Big 12 Championships in the 400-meter dash with a time of 46.60...also helped guide the Red Raider 4x400-relay team to a third place finish at the Big 12 Championships...clocked a season-best 46.49 to finish second at the Texas Tech Open (4/6) marking the fastest time by a Red Raider in the event in 2013.
2013 INDOOR Competed in the 400-meter dash and as a member of the 4x400 relay team...helped the 4x400 relay team to a third place finish at the Big 12 Championships with a season-best time of 3:09.55...finished sixth in the 400-meter dash at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 47.84...finished highest in the Big 12 among freshmen...clocked a season-best 47.47 to finish seventh at the Tyson Invitational.
CLIFTON J. OZEN Lettered in track and field and basketball...competed in the 400-meter dash and as a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay...personal-best time of 47.01 in the 400-meter dash...garnered All-State and All-District honors...earned All-District honors as a member of the basketball team as a sophomore.
PERSONAL Joseph Charles Richards III...has one sibling, Jacob,...plans to major in Exercise and Sports Sciences at Texas Tech.