Recap of Illini at the London 2012 Olympics
Illinois Will Be Represented in Basketball, Soccer and Track & Field in London
Illini Just Miss Best-Ever Finish in All-Around Athletic Program Success
Several 2012 Olympic Hopefuls Among Current and Former Illini
Seniors led respective teams to historic seasons.
2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Named University of Illinois Newcomer of the Year ... Garnered his second career All-America honors after finishing fifth in the 110m hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, timing 13.83 ... Owns a personal-best time of 13.61 in the 110m hurdles from the Drake Relays ... That performance shattered the Illinois school record of 13.72 in the event ... Earned All-America honors in March by placing sixth in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Placed second in the 110m hurdles at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships to automatically qualify for nationals ... Was fourth in the event at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year ... Won the 60m hurdles title at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, setting the Illinois school record with a time of 7.72 ... Also competed in the sprints and high jump this season ... Named team Overall Outstanding Newcomer ... Didn't arrive on Illinois campus from Jamaica until January. Indoor: Named Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year ... Earned his first All-America honors after placing sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 7.87 ... First Illini indoor All-American in the hurdles since Elbert Turner in 1990 ... Ran a career-best time of 7.72 in the hurdles to win the title at the Big Ten Championships, also breaking the Illinois school record in the event ... Did not arrive on campus until January ... Dropped his hurdles time in five consecutive meets, running 8.38 in his first meet with the Illini and eventually setting the school record in the event (7.72) ... Also competes in the high jump for Illinois ... Three-time Jamaican National Champion, with two heptathlon titles and one high jump title ... Silver medalist in the heptathlon at the 2007 Carifta Games in the British West Indies.
Three-time Jamaican National Champion, winning two heptathlon titles and one high jump title ... Silver medalist in the heptathlon at the 2007 Carifta Games in Turks & Caicos, British West Indies ... Attended Calabar High School, the same high school as Illini legend Herb McKenley.
Born Sept. 6, 1988, in St. Thomas, Jamaica ... Son of Keith Riley and Geneva Webb ... Has three siblings, Lesha, Adrian and Tricia-Kay ... Majoring in finance.
Riley's Personal Bests
110m Hurdles (Outdoor): 13.61
High Jump (Outdoor): 6-10 3/4 (2.10m)
60m (Indoor): 6.85
60m Hurdles (Indoor): 7.72