Competed in four meets… Started the season at the Chile Pepper Festival finishing 44th-place on Arkansas’ home course at Agri Park… Finished 28th at the Wisconsin Pre-Nats meet in Wisconsin helping Arkansas to upset then-No. 4 Oregon for the team title… Recorded an 87th-place finish at the SEC Championships where Arkansas extended its title run to six-straight – a conference record…
Redshirt Freshman (2017)
Began her career as a Razorback at the Cowboy Preview (Sept. 1) finishing 12th overall and fourth for Arkansas with a time of 11:01.30 … In her next race, Ritchey ran a time of 17:35.50 finishing her fourth overall and the third-best time for the Razorbacks at the UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 16) … At the Chile Pepper Festival (Sept. 30) she finished 15th overall and fifth for Arkansas at 17:28.40
Two-time All-State in cross country and track & field … Four-time All-Conference in cross country and track and field … while at Mt. St, Mary … School record-holder in the 5K and 1,600.
Born on Feb. 12, 1998 … Daughter of Lewis and Karen Ritchey … Has two sisters; Kate and Hope … Majoring in Dietetics