WSU WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM TO RACE IN SPOKANE VALLEY
The Washington State University women's cross country team will have a limited number of women racing Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Erik Anderson Memmorial Invitational Meet at Plantes Ferry Park in the Spokane Valley...Community Colleges of Spokane hosts the meet...the women's 5k race begins at 10:45 a.m. with a men's 8k race starting at 11:30 a.m...results will be available at wsucougars.com, when available post-race.
FOLLOW CROSS COUNTRY ON TWITTER
Coach Tim Riley has established a Twitter account for Cougar Cross Country and there will be tweets of the race action in Portland this Saturday...sign up to follow @WSU_XC.
WSU MEN RANKED NO. 28 IN USTFCCCA
The WSU's men's team is ranked 28th in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Week 2 national poll and sixth in the regional poll...WSU men were ranked 26th for two weeks but have not competed since Sept.1...WSU men finished 21st at the 2011 NCAA Championships and fourth at NCAA West Regional...USTFCCCA releases regional and national rankings through the season based on the predicted finish in the NCAA Regional and National Championships.
DR. Tim Riley NAMED COUGAR CROSS COUNTRY COACH
Dr. Tim Riley was hired by Washington State University to coach the men's and women's cross country teams Aug. 28, 2012, after serving as a volunteer assistant coach with the Cougars' program for the past three years.
"We are very excited with the addition of Dr. Tim Riley as our distance/cross country coach," WSU Head Coach Rick Sloan said. "He carried a lot of responibility during the past three years. We look forward to a seamless transition with our philosophy and training methods that took us to the 21st place finish at the NCAA last year and moving forward in the future."
Riley, a 31-year old native of Corvallis, Ore., 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 EOU, 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.
Riley was an assistant coach of track and field/cross country at the College of Idaho from 2004 to 2006. Riley came to WSU in 2006 for graduat studies and began volunteering with the Cougar cross country program in 2008. He recieved his PhD in neuroscience from the department of veterinary and comparative anatomy, pharmacology and physiology (VCAPP) in May 2012. A complete biography for Riley is available at the cross country sport page at www.wsucougars.com.