Jonathon Riley Sets School Record In 3,000 Meters

Feb. 5, 2001

BOSTON, Mass. - Stanford junior Jonathon Riley (Brookline, MA) set a school record in the 3,000 meters with his time of 7 minutes, 48.79 seconds on Sunday in the New Balance Invitational. It is the fourth fastest collegiate time ever.

Riley broke Brad Hauser's record of 7:51.95, set in 1999. Hauser, a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team and a 2000 graduate of Stanford, also competed in the race, recording a time of 7:51.20.

As a Brookline, Mass. native, Riley had the opportunity to compete in front of his hometown crowd. Riley, an 11-time All-American and world-record holder, is widely recognized as one of the nation's top middle distance and cross country runners. He competed in the 2000 U.S. Olympic trials, finishing eighth in the 5,000 meters.

Riley helped lead Stanford to the NCAA outdoor track & field championship last season. During last year's indoor season, Riley ran the anchor leg on the world-record setting distance medley relay team at 9:28.83. He was an NCAA qualifier in the indoor mile as a sophomore last year.Riley is a familiar name in the Stanford all-time record books. In addition to the 3,000 meter record and the distance medley relay record, he also holds the second fastest time in the mile (3:58.72).

The Cardinal indoor track & field team will be in action this weekend at the Iowa State Invitational.

New Balance InvitationalFebruary 4, 2001Boston, Mass.1. Leonard Mucheru (KEN)		7:47.962. Daniel Zegeye				7:48.463. Tim Broe (USA)			7:48.694. Jonathon Riley (STANFORD)	7:48.795. Brad Hauser (USA)			7:51.20
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