Quietly Syaira Richardson Has Risen To 6th In The World

2015 Season: Less is More


She was now a Nansemond River warrior. What this meant was taking a big backseat to three superstars and racing a lot less. We are talking about now being 4th on a team in the 400 and racing less than half of what you raced the previous indoor season (7 times instead of 18).  

Most athletes would hate going from an individual star to a relay leg role but Syaira understood the journey and where she wanted to go. 

Indoors was rough. She didn't even get to race individual events at the state meet but she toughed it out and by outdoors she was back and better than ever. 

It was this outdoor season that she finally broke through and won a state title. She was the 4A state title in the 400 in 55.78. She was however still in Brandee' Johnson's and Kara Lyles' shadow and most certainly wasn't ready to settle.