Ricardo was a Hudson County 400IH champion and now a Health & Physical Education teacher and coach at New Brunswick HS. He joined Garden State Track Club in 2011 after Kean University cut their track and field program where he ran primarily the 400IH and 400. Ricardo has now moved up and converted to a middle distance runner and since then he has improved his 800, 1500 and 5k PRs to 1:53, 4:01, and 16:19 respectively. Ricardo was part of the relay that won the 4×800 at the 2013 USATF National Club Championships which time still remains as a club record. Ricardo as a former 400IH and now 800m runner can attest that the 800m race is in fact more painful.