Cougar men complete outstanding season with 21st place at NCAA Championships.
The WSU men's cross country team will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., for the Championships Monday.
Cougar men have solid shot at advancing to NCAA Championships.
No. 22 Cougar men expect to run well in Arizona.
Cougar harriers to race at SFCC.
BORN: April 2, 1981
While working to earn a graduate degree in neuroscience at Washington State University, Tim Riley is in his second season with the Cougar cross country team as a volunteer assistant coach.
Riley comes to WSU after being an assistant coach of track and field and cross country at the College of Idaho from 2004 to 2006. During the 2004 season, Riley coached the men's team to a 17th place finish at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships. The Coyotes had three individual qualifiers for the 2005 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships and three individual qualifiers for the 2004 Cross Country National Championships during Riley's time there. Riley also coached one All-American at the 2005 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships.
Riley was an outstanding cross country and track and field athlete at Eastern Oregon University where he earned All-America honors in 2004. He was a two-time NAIA indoor track and field national qualifier and a three-time NAIA outdoor track and field national qualifier, winning the 2004 10,000m national championship. While at Eastern Oregon, Riley also went to four NAIA cross country national championships and was a member of the first place NAIA cross country national championship academic team in 2001.
During his time competing at Eastern Oregon, Riley was a four-time cross country MVP and selected track and field MVP once. He holds the school record for indoor track and field 3,000m at EOU.
After coaching the Coyotes, Riley came to WSU in 2006 to earn a graduate degree in neuroscience where he was granted a research assistantship. Since 2008, he has been a PhD candidate in neuroscience, the department of veterinary and comparative anatomy, pharmacology and physiology (VCAPP). Riley is also a Graduate and Professional Students Association senator at Washington State.
Riley has been a United States of America Track and Field member from 2008 to present and has been a member of the Society of Neuroscience during that time period. He enjoys fly-fishing, golf, photography and backpacking.
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