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Richartz has become an unexpected leader for Illinois women’s track and field

Illinois' Stephanie Richartz smiles as she acknowledges her record-breaking pole vault height of 4.38 meters at the Armory on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The Illini came in first with 216 points, followed by Northern Illinois with 122.

By Alex Wallner

February 25, 2015

Illinois women’s track and field senior Stephanie Richartz would be the first to tell you that she never had track and field in her mind when she chose to attend the University of Illinois. But after deciding to walk on the team as a freshman, her attitude towards the sport changed.Richartz didn’t e...