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  Jonathon Riley
Jonathon Riley

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brookline, MA

High School:
Brookline High School

Position:
Middle Distances

Birthdate:
12/29/1978

Honors:
Fourteen-Time All American

Stanford: A world record holder, NCAA champion and fourteen-time All-American at Stanford … Widely recognized as the premier American middle distance and cross country runner … Will graduate as one of the most decorated athletes in Stanford history.

2001 Track & Field Season (Junior): The NCAA champion in the 5000 meters with a time of 13:42.51 … Ran a season-best 13:40.13 to finish sixth in the 5000 meters at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene … Has the third fastest time ever at 5000 meters in Stanford school history … Finished second at the Pacific-10 Championships in the 5000 meters … Finished fourth in the 1500 meters at the Pac-10 Championships … Was a NCAA automatic qualifier in the 5000 and 10,000 meters … Ran 28:33.71 in his first 10,000 meters ever, the #5 performance all-time at Stanford … Ran the 10,000 meters at the NCAA’s … Finished third in the 3000 meters and fourth in the 5000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Ran the fourth fastest time in history and an indoor school record in the 3000 meters with a time of 7:48.79 at the New Balance Invitational in Boston … 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.

2000 U.S. Olympic Trials: Finished eighth in the 5000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials (13:46.24) … Had the eleventh fastest time in the prelims, but advanced on appeal after losing his shoe at 3500 meters.

2000 Track & Field Season (Sophomore): Helped lead the Stanford Cardinal to the NCAA outdoor title … Gained All-America honors with a fifth-place finish in the 5000 meters at the NCAA’s … Gained entry to the NCAA’s with a time of 13:42.96 … Finished third in the 1500 meters (3:44.42) at the Pac-10 Championships in Eugene … 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 … Gained All-America honors with a ninth-place showing in the indoor 3000 meters at 8:06.45 … Also qualified for the NCAA indoor meet in the mile.

1999 Track & Field Season: Redshirted, but ran several impressive races unattached … That included a fifth place standing in the 1500 meters (3:40.26) and only a second back of the winner, Steve Holman, who ran 3:39.32 at the U.S. Track & Field Championships in Eugene … Competed indoors where he gained All-America honors in the 3000 meters at the NCAA’s … 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 … Also ran the anchor leg on the distance medley relay team that finished fifth in a school record time of 9:36.99 … Competed in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

1998 Track & Field Season (Freshman): Began a highly successful track & field campaign in the indoor season ... Finished fourth in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships by running 4:05.03 ... Was the only freshman to advance to the final ... His team points were critical to Stanford finishing second at the NCAA’s ... Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile with a time of 4:02.50 ... Anchored the distance medley relay team which established a school record with an altitude adjusted time of 9:39.88 ... During the outdoor season, ran the 1500 meters (3:45.41), the 3000 meter steeplechase (9:03.59) and the 5000 meters (13:56.81) ... An NCAA qualifier at 1500 meters and 5000 meters ... Was the top ranked true freshman in the country at 5000 meters ... Unable to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships due to a late season injury.

2000 Cross Country Season (Senior): The Pac-10 champion as he led the Cardinal to the conference crown for the fourth time in five years … Ran the 8000 meter course in 23:40 … Named the Pac-10 Cross Country Athlete of the Year … Also captured the NCAA West Regional individual title (30:40 over 10,000 meters), and named the Western Region Athlete of the Year … Finished tenth at the NCAA’s and earned his fourth All-America honor in cross country, the most successful cross country runner in school history … Competed in five races and finished first three times.

1999 Cross Country Season (Junior): An All-American for a third consecutive season by virtue of his 20th place finish at the NCAA Championships … Helped lead the Cardinal to victories at the Pac-10’s, the NCAA West Regionals, and at the Pre-NCAA’s … Helped the Cardinal to a fourth place finish at the NCAA’s … Gained two Top-10 finishes, including third at the Pre-NCAA’s, and sixth at the NCAA West Regionals

1998 Cross Country Season (Sophomore): One of Stanford’s top runners as he helped the team win the Pac-10 title, the NCAA Regional-8 crown, and place second at the NCAA’s ... Ran in three races all with Top 10 results ... Placed second at the Arizona State Invitational, sixth at the conference championships, and ninth at the NCAA’s.

1997 Cross Country Season (Freshman): Made an immediate impact on the Cardinal program in his freshman season ... The highlight of his incredible debut was his 23rd place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Passed several runners in the final 800 meters to give Stanford the winning edge in capturing their second consecutive national title ... Was the top true freshman in the country ... Finished eighth overall, and fourth for Stanford at the Pac-10 Championships, enabling the Cardinal to successfully defend their conference title ... Placed 20th at the Pre-NCAA Invitational at Furman.

High School: A six-time state champion in track and field and cross country ... A seven-time All-American in track and field and cross country... Captured the bronze medal in the 5000 meters at the 1997 Junior Pan Am Games in Cuba ... Ran 3:43.16 in the 1500 meters indoors, which was the fastest time from a high school senior in 20 years ... An All-American in the mile in 1996 and 1997 ... Finished first in the 5000 meters at the 1997 U.S. Junior Track & Field Championships in Edwardsville, IL and third in the 1500 meters ... An indoor All-American in the mile during his junior and senior seasons ... The 1997 national indoor leader in the 1000 meters, the mile and two mile ... Set the national meet record in the mile ... In cross country, finished eighth at the 1996 Footlocker Nationals in San Diego.

Cardinal Catalogue: Studio Art major ... Born December 29, 1978.

Collegiate Career Bests: Mile (3:58.72); 1500 meters (3:38.90); 3000 meters (7:48.79); 5000 meters (13:36.69); 10,000 meters (28:33.71)


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