2017-18 Track and Field Roster
Class Fifth Year
Hometown Island Lake, IL
High School McHenry
- 2017 First Team All-American (indoor pole vault)
- 2017 First Team All-ACC (indoor pole vault)
- 2016 ACC Indoor Champion (pole vault)
- 2016 USTFCCCA First Team All-American (pole vault).
- 2015 USTFCCCA Second Team All-American (pole vault)
- 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier
- 2015 NCAA East Preliminary Championships qualifier
- 2015 Second Team All-ACC (pole vault)
- 2015 All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team
- 2014, 2016 All-ACC (pole vault)
AS A SENIOR:
- Finished sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships, recording a pole vault height of 5.45.
- Set a school record of 5.51m in the pole vault at the Louisville Invite (outdoor).
- Competed at the NCAA Championships in pole vault, placing ninth with a height of 5.45m.
AS A JUNIOR:Â
- Placed eighth in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Championships (5.35m).
- Started the season with a first place finish at the Blue & Gold Invitational.
- Won the Notre Dame Invitational in the pole vault (5.30m).
- Also won the Meyo Invitational in the pole vault (5.17m).
- Placed first at the Alex Wilson Invitational (5.32m).
- Won the pole vault and broke the school record at the ACC Indoor Championships (5.46m).
AS A SOPHOMORE:Â
- Placed 14th in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (5.15m).
- Won the pole vault at the Spire DI Invitational (4.88m).
- Placed seventh with an indoor season-best 5.02m at the ACC Indoor Championships.
- Snagged third at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (5.10m).
- Placed fifth at the ACC Outdoor Championships (4.97m).
- Tied for first (sixth overall) with a personal-best 5.25m jump at the NCAA East Prelims.
AS A FRESHMAN:Â
- Vaulted to an 11th place finish (4.75m) at the ACC Outdoor Championships.
- Earned a third place finish in the pole vault (4.65m) at the ACC Indoor Championships.
- Began the season with a second place finish (4.60m) at the Blue & Gold Invitational.
- Placed fifth (4.70m) at the Meyo Invitational.
PREP AND PERSONAL:Â
- Graduated from McHenry East High School in the spring of 2013.
- Letterwinner in track & field.
- A member of the Northwest Chargers hockey club and the McHenry County table tennis club.
- An Illinois State Scholar and Mr. McHenry 2013.
- Full name is Nathan Paul Richartz.
- Born in Barrington, Illinois.
- Son of Michael and Cynthia Richartz.
- Has one younger brother, Dylan, and an older sister, Stephanie, who pole vaults at the University of Illinois and was an Olympic qualifier.
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