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Joe Riordan
Joe  Riordan

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Solon, Ohio

High School:
Solon

09/01/2017

Spartan Cross Country Opens Season with Top Finishes

Redshirt freshman Lindsey Rudden paces women with first-place finish.

Collegiate Bests
• 8K - 24:54.4
• 10K - 31:25.0

2017:
Finished 31st at the Griak Invitational (9/23, 8K) with a time of 26:07.8 ... Helped the men’s team to a 10th-place finish at the Nuttycombe Invite (10/13, 8K) with a career-best time of 24:54.4 ... Placed 48th at the Big Ten Championships (10/29, 8K) with a time of 25:14.8 ... Finished 47th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regionals (11/10, 10K) with a time of 32:04.6 ... Ran a career-best 10K time of 31:25.0 at the NCAA Championships (11/18).

High School:

Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field ... Four-time All-Conference ... Three-time All-Region ... led team to Ohio Division 1 cross country state title his senior year, setting the record for largest margin of victory ... Three-time individual Ohio Division 1 State Qualifier ... Second Team All-Midwest at NXR ...Finished 11th at the state meet his junior year ... Finished ninth at the state meet his senior year ... Named captain for cross country during his senior year.

Personal:
Born June 2, 1999 in Solon, Ohio ... Son of Timothy and Roberta Riordan ... Member of the high school band, National Honors Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Ranked in the Top 15 in his class ... Majoring in biosystems engineering.

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