Men's Cross Country

Jim Riddle
Jim Riddle


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley

Placed second for the Orange and Blue and 57th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 10K time of 32:40 ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships, finishing third for the Illini and 31st overall ... Made season debut at the Wisconsin Inter-Regional, placing second for the Illini and 38th overall with a personal-best 8K time of 24:55 ... Finished fifth for Illinois at Pre-Nationals with an 8K time of 25:33 ... Scored for the Illini at all four meets he ran.

Finished first for Illinois at the Sean Earl Invitational, running the 8K in 25:02 ... Finished second overall at the Illini Challenge and fourth for the Orange and Blue at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships.

High School
Took sixth individually at the 2007 Nike Team Nationals to help Neuqua Valley to the national team title ... Placed eighth in the 1600m at the 2008 Illinois AA State Track and Field Championships, earning All-State honors ... Helped Neuqua Valley to the 2007 Illinois 3A team cross country title ... Took 20th at the 2006 Illinois AA State Cross Country Championships.

Full name is James Robert Riddle ... Born June 9, 1990 ... Parents are Charles and Suzanne Riddle ... Has two older brothers, Steve and John ... Hobbies include waterskiing and ultimate Frisbee ... Majoring in engineering.

Riddle's Personal Bests
6K: 18:47 - Illini Challenge (8/29/08) 8K: 24:55 - Wisconsin Inter-Regional (10/3/09) 10K: 32:40 - NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/14/09)