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Sarah Riser

Sarah Riser
Sarah  Riser


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley


Civil Engineering


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Capstone Scholar

2017 Cross Country (Freshman)
Took part in five meets as a first-year member of the squad... Helped Carolina win the team title in her debut meet, running 19:38.8 to finish 24th at the Carolina Challenge... Took 30th in the Open Division at the Joe Piane Invitational with a top 5K time of 19:38.8... Added a fourth-place finish at the Koala Classic to help Carolina win another team title... Ran 23:30.4 at the Crimson Classic, her top 6K time.

High School
Ran for Neuqua Valley High ... Ran in the Illinois High School Association Cross Country State Championships as a senior, posting a time of 18:43 ... In her 3A Regional performance during her senior year, tallied a top time of 18:31.13 ... Competed in the 2016 Nike Cross Country Midwest Regionals, posting a 5K time of 20:02.5 ... Finished eighth indoors and fifth outdoors in the Dupage Valley Conference Championships at 3200m during her senior year ... Earned the Indian Prairie Scholar honor as well as academic excellence awards in mathematics, technological design, American history, functions and architectural design ... Previously attended Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational School in the Canadian province of Ontario ... Posted a personal-best 4K cross country time of 16.38.8 in the Pre-Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations meet as a sophomore ... In track, she ran the 1500m and 3000m outdoors in 2016 as a junior, posting times of 4:55.59 in the shorter and 10:39.34, finishing second in the longer in the South Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association ... Also gained the Northern Collegiate Stage 2 Athletic Award at her previous high school.

The daughter of Ben and Allison Riser ... Father Ben ran cross country at Louisiana Tech as a freshman ... Has one brother, David ... Chose South Carolina over Illinois, Louisiana Tech, Clemson, Texas A&M and Purdue ... Majoring in civil engineering.

Cross Country Personal Records
19:38.3 (9/29/17 Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational)
23:30.4 (10/13/17 Crimson Classic)

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