2014 CROSS COUNTRY Suited up for the Red Raiders in each of their seven major meets, being one of the first two Red Raiders to cross the finish line each time ... Rivera's best performance on an 8,000 meter course this season was a 24:35.41 to place fourth at the Red Raider Open ... Rivera finished 44th at the Big 12 Championships, navigating the 8,000 meter course in 25:37.0.
2014 OUTDOOR All-Big 12 Performer in the 800 meters on the outdoor circuit as well, taking seventh at the conference meet (1:54.68) ... Won the 800 meters at the Payton Jordan Invitational, with a season-best 1:50.19 ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminaries in the 800 meters, where he finished 27th (1:50.72).
2014 INDOOR All-Big 12 performer in the 1,000 meters, taking fifth place, with a time of 2:24.76 ... Placed second in the mile at the Texas A&M Triangular, finishing in 4:09.05 ... His best 800 meter performace of the season came at the Boston Valentine Invitational, where he ran a 1:51.30, finishing 16th.
2013 OUTDOOR U.S. Junior 800-meter Champion...finished first overall at the U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa...crossed the finish line with a career-best 1:49.55...Big 12 800-meter Champion...first Red Raider and first Big 12 athlete since 2008 to sweep conference championships in both the indoor and outdoor 800-meter run in the same season...advanced to the NCAA West Preliminaries...clocked a career-best 1:50.03 in the finals of the Big 12 Championships...also competed in the 1,500-meter run...recorded a season-best 3:50.35 in the 1,500-meter run to finish 39th at the Mt. SAC Relays.
2013 INDOOR Big 12 800-meter Champion...first Texas Tech athlete to win the event at the Big 12 Indoor Championships...first freshman since 2004 to win the Big 12 Indoor 800-meter run...won the conference title with a time of 1:52.29...advanced out of the preliminaries with a season-best 1:52.02...also competed in the 1,000-meter run, mile run and as a leg on the distance medley relay team...helped the DMR to finish third at the Big 12 Championships...clocked a season-best 4:13.02 to finish 22nd at the Meyo Invitational in the mile run.
2012 CROSS COUNTRY Competed in five meets during the season...finished sixth overall at the Texas Tech Open (9/14) in the 8,000-meter race with a time of 26:06.94...competed at the Mountain Regional Championships finishing 77th overall in the 10,000-meter race with a time of 32:30.4...finished 49th overall at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 25:38.8 in the 8,000-meter race.
JOHN A ROWLAND HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years in track and field...competed in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1,000m, 4x400 relay, 4x100 relay and the long jump...personal best of 48.00 in the 400-meter dash...personal best of 1:51 in the 800-meter run...personal-best of 4:11 in the 1,000 meter run...personal best of 22.00 in the 200-meter dash...CIF Champion in the 1,6000-meter run..named league MVP and first-team All-League...state qualifier and League Champion in the 800m, 1,600m and the 4x400 relay...two time first team All-League selection and two-time league MVP in cross country...also competed in soccer.
PERSONAL Born in Garden Grove, Calif...has four siblings...strong student who appeared on the honor roll in from 2010-2012...plans to major in Exercise and Sports Sciences.