Event: Middle Distance
PRs: 3:38.90 (2000), 7:46.84i (2002), 28:33.71 (2001)
Born: December 29, 1978 in Brookline, Mass.
Current Residence: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Brookline (Mass.) 97
College: Stanford 02
Coach: Frank Gagliano
Agent: Mark Wetmore
Club: Nike Farm Team
Career Highlights: 3-time U.S. indoor 3,000m champion (2003, 2004, 2005), 2004 Olympic Trials Runner-Up; 2001 NCAA 5,000m champion; 1997 U.S. Junior 5,000m champion
With his victory in 2005,
Riley has won the 3,000m national title at the USA Indoor Track & Field
Championships in three consecutive years. An accomplished competitor as a prep
and collegiate star, Riley has steadily climbed through the ranks to become one
of the nations finest middle distance competitors. Rileys 2004 season got off
to a resounding start as he successfully defended his U.S. Indoor 3,000m crown
in Boston with a winning time of 7:57.69. He later qualified for the 2004
Olympic Team, then placed 14th in the opening round of the 5,000m competition in
Athens. Best known during his collegiate career at Stanford for his NCAA 5,000m
triumph in 2001, Riley was a six-time state high school champion in track and
field and cross country and a seven-time All-American in track and field and
cross countryRiley captured the bronze medal in the 5000 meters at the 1997
Junior Pan Am Games in Cuba and ran 3:43.16 in the 1500 meters indoors, which
was the fastest time from a high school senior in 20 years ... a prep
All-American in the mile in 1996 and 1997, Riley finished first in the 5000
meters at the 1997 U.S. Junior Track & Field Championships in Edwardsville,
Ill., and third in the 1500 meters ... an indoor All-American in the mile during
his junior and senior seasons, Riley was the 1997 national indoor leader in the
1000 meters, the mile and two mile, and set the national meet record in the mile
... placed eighth at the 1996 Footlocker Cross Country Nationals in San Diegoa
studio art major while at Stanfordmarried to Janet, with one child, Jonathon.
2005: USA Indoor 3,000m champ (7:53.73)...5th at USA Outdoor Champs (13:25.04)...10th in 3,000m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (8:04:49)...5th at Lignano (7:51.41)...ranked #9 U.S. in 5,000m by T&FN...bests of 7:51.41 & 13:25.04.
2004: 2nd at Olympic Trials (13:30.85)14th in opening round at Olympic Games (13:38.79)USA Indoor 3,000m champion (7:57.69)8th in semifinal at World Indoors (7:55.58)1st in 5,000m at Mt. SAC (13:21.11)ranked #3 U.S. at 5,000m by T&FNbest of 13:21.11.
2003: USA Indoor 3,000m champion (7:49.79) 4th in 5,000 at USA Outdoor 13:37.08 7th in opening round at World Indoor Champsbests of 7:47.68, 13:37.08.
2002: 7TH in 5,000 at NCAA and USA Outdoors 1st in 10,000 and Pac-10 outdoor bests of 3:42.57, 3:59.69, 7:46.84i, 13:29.15, 30:22.64.
2001: NCAA 5,000m champion (13:42.51) 6th at USA Outdoors (13:40.13) champion in the 5000 meters with a time of 13:42.51 3rd in 3,000, 4th in 5,000 at NCAA Indoors Ran 28:33.71 in his first 10,000 meters ever, the #5 performance all-time at Stanford Honored by the Stanford Athletic Department as the Pac-10 Conference Male Athlete of the Year Was a finalist in the 1500 and 5000 meters at the 2001 World University Games in Beijing, China bests of 3:44.47, 4:01.29, 7:58.93, 13:40.13, 28:33.71.
2000: 8th in 5,000 at Olympic Trials (13:46.24) 5th at NCAA Outdoors 9th in 3,000 at NCAA Indoors (8:06.45) ran a 3:38.90 for 1500 meters at the GMC/Envoy Open, a career-best, and third-best in school history During the indoor season, ran the anchor leg on the world record setting distance medley relay team at 9:28.83 Pac-10 XC champion 10th at NCAA XC bests of 3:38.90, 7:48.79i, 13:42.96.
1999: All-American indoors at 3,000m redshirted outdoors 5th in 1,500 at USA Outdoors (3:40.26) Competed indoors where he gained All-America honors in the 3000 meters at the NCAAs Ran 13:36.69 for 5000 meters at the Cardinal Invitational, making him the top ranked American collegian at that distance, and securing him a spot on the U.S. team at the World University Games Competed for the United States at the Pan American Games in the 1500 meters 20th at NCAA XC bests of 3:40.20, 3:58.72i, 7:57.05, 13:36.69.
1998: 4th in mile at NCAA Indoors (4:05.03) Unable to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships due to a late season injury 9th at NCAA XC bests of 3:45.14, 4:02.50i, 13:56.81.
1997: 23rd at NCAA XC, 8th at Pac-10 XC bests of 3:43.18, 4:05.72, 14:26.43.