Riley Cooney

Height 5'4''
Class Senior
Hometown Loveland, Colo.
High School Mountain View


Career Highlights
2018 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team


Finished fourth overall at the season-opening Bob Timmons Classic (9/1) in the women’s 5K race with a time of 19:11.5 … Placed eighth at the Rim Rock Classic (9/29) in the women’s 6K with a time of 22:05.0 as KU’s fourth finisher … Completed the women’s 6K race in 21:50.96, good for 106th place at the Pre-National Invitational (10/13) … Finished 22nd at the Big 12 Championship (10/26) with a time of 21:07.5 … Placed 90th at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/9), clocking in with a time of 22:00.7.

Earned Academic All-Big 12 honors … Competed in all five of the Jayhawks events … Placed seventh at the Bob Timmons Dual Classic (9/2) where she posted a 5K time of 18:39.4 … Placed seventh at the Rim Rock Farm Collegiate Classic (9/30)  with a time of 22:26.5 in the 6K … Completed the 6K loop in 23:05.8, good for a 259th-place finish at the Pre-National Invitational (10/14) … Finished in 58th place at the Big 12 Cross Country Championship (10/28), recording a 6K time of 22:12.5 … Finished 78th at the NCAA Division I Midwest Region Cross Country Championships (11/10) with a 6K time of 21:31.0.

Posted a runner-up finish in her cross country debut at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3), finishing the 5K loop in 18:27.9 … Took 18th at the Rim Rock Classic (10/1) with her season-best 6K time of 22:04.4 … Placed 39th at the Pre-National Invitational (11/11) after clocking a time of 23:18.0 … Completed the 6K course in 22:51.7 at the Big 12 Championship (10/29), earning 62nd overall.

Utilized redshirt season.

Member of the 2014 4A Colorado State Champion cross country team at Mountain View High School … Ran a leg on the state champion 4×800-meter team in 2014 … Held four school records: 800m (2:12.53), 1,600m (4:55.01), 3,200m (10:56) and 5,000m (17:58) … Named the MVP of her cross country and track teams three-consecutive seasons, from 2012-15 … Named a finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman in 2014 … Class Valedictorian … Earned AP Scholar with Distinction honors.

Daughter of Gerald and Paula Cooney … Has two older brothers, Dayton and Dixon … Father, Gerald, ran track at Northern Arizona … Cousin, Kyle Bullinger, played basketball at Weber State … Aspires to become a doctor.