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  William Ricks
William Ricks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sussex, Va.

High School:
Sussex Central

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
2-I / 2-O


Academic Honors:
Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2005 ... earned Superintendent's and Commandant's List recognition in the fall of 2004.

Athletic Honors:
All-East performer in the 400-meter dash during the 2006 indoor season and 2005 outdoor slate ... First-Team All-Patriot in the indoor 4x400-meter relay in 2005 and `06 ... First-Team All-Patriot League in the indoor 400-meter dash in 2006 ... Second-Team All-Patriot League during the 2005 season in both the indoor and outdoor 400-meter dash.

2005-06:
Advanced to the IC4A Championship in the 400-meter dash during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... posted a 48.08-second showing in the finals at the indoor championship to finish eighth ... qualified for the finals with a team season-best 48.06-second clocking in the prelims ... registered a time of 48.29 seconds at the outdoor championship ... won the event at the Patriot League Indoor Championship with a time of 49.08 seconds ... posted season-best outdoor time at the league championship with his 48.13-second effort ... team's fastest runner in both the indoor and outdoor 400-meter dashes ... raced to a time of 22.73 seconds during the finals of the indoor 200-meter dash at the Patriot League Championship to finish fourth ... recorded a 22.45-second showing in the prelims at the league outdoor championship ... team's second-fastest runner in the 200-meter dash.

2004-05:
Tied his season-best time of 47.44 seconds in the outdoor 400-meter dash at the IC4A Championship in placing third ... ran same time in the preliminary round of the IC4A Championship ... part of an indoor 4x400-meter relay unit that crossed the finish line in 3:21.37 ... placed second at the league championship in both the indoor and outdoor 400 meters ... owned Navy's top-four outdoor and top indoor 400-meter times ... recorded team's second-best outdoor 200 meters time, a 22.36 showing at the Point Loma Invitational ... accounted for five first-place times in the 400 meters during his freshman campaign.

High School:
Attended Sussex Central High School ... earned four letters each in football and track ... member of track team that won the 2003 state championship ... named all-state in track and served as captain during his senior year ... was awarded his team's MVP during the 2002 and '03 seasons.

Personal:
Son of William Ricks and Vivian Wiggins ... born July 30, 1985, in Petersburg, Va. ... majoring in mechanical engineering.

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