Events: Hammer throw
PR: 72.51m/237-10 (2007)
Born: Aug. 26, 1986, in Flossmoor, Ill.
Current Residence: Carbondale, Ill.
High School: Homewood-Flossmoor (Ill.) HS ‘04
College: Southern Illinois ‘08
Coach: Connie Price-Smith
Career Highlights: 2007 USA Outdoor champion; 2007 NCAA Outdoor
runner-up; 2007 NCAA Mideast Regional champion; 2006 NACAC champion; 2005 USA
Junior champion; 2005 Pan Am Junior silver medalist
After finishing 2006 ranked #8 in the U.S., Riley’s rise as a star in the hammer throw reached a peak when she won the 2007 USA Outdoor title. Also in 2007, Riley finished as the runner-up at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and set a personal-best of 72.51m/237-10 in winning the Drake Relays. In 2006, Riley won the NACAC championship. She made her entrance onto the national scene in 2005 when she won the USA Junior title and the Pan Am Junior silver medal.
2008: 11th at Olympic Trials (64.44m/211-05)…NCAA Outdoor runner-up
2007: USA Outdoor champion (72.41m/237-6)…5th at Pan Am Games (65.49m/214-10)…18th in qual. at World Outdoors (55.72m/182-10)...NCAA runner-up (69.29m/227-4)…NCAA Mideast Regional champion (72.33m/237-3)…1st at Drake Relays (72.51m/237-10PR)…1st at Mt. SAC (69.25/227-2)...ranked #1 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 72.51m/237-10.
2006: NACAC champion (66.30m/217-6)…4th at NCAA Outdoors…ranked #8 in the U.S. at HT by T&FN…bests of 66.35m/217-8, 46.00m/150-11 (DT), 13.81m/45-3.75 (SP).
2005: USA Junior champion (58.56m/192-1)…Pan Am Junior silver medalist (59.72m/195-11)…best of 195-11.