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Jesus Rivera
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Jesus Rivera 1262431
Position: Distance
Height: 5'9"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Sedona, Ariz.
High School: Red Rock

Career Overview:

  • Ranked eighth in school history in the 800m (2014). 

2014 Outdoor:

  • Finished seventh in the 800m at the Sun Angel Classic with a personal best 1:51.05. 

  • Placed second in the 800m at the Double Dual (1:51.16). 

2014 Indoor:

  • Placed second in the 800m at the NAU Invite with a career best 1:52.00, which is good for eighth in school history. 

2013 Outdoor: 

  • Finished Fifth in the 800M at the ASU-UA-NAU Tri-Dual with a time of 1:54.50.

  • Competed at the 2013 ASU Invitational in the 1500M.

2013 Indoor: 

  • Competed at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 800M.

  • Finished First in the 800M at the 2013 NAU Tune Up with a time of 1:54.49.

  • Finished Second at the 2013 Mountain T's Open and Invite in the 800M with a time of 1:56.10.

2012 Outdoor: 

  • Competed in the 800m and 1,500m for the Sun Devils tagging four top eight finishes including a third place finish in the 1500m with a career best time of 3:55.43 at the 33rd Sun Angel Classic.

2011 Indoor: 

  • Redshirted.

  • Competed unattached at the Puma Indoor #3 in the 1500m to place sixth with a time of 4:14.97.

2010 XC:

  • Redshirted.

  • Competed in one race, placing 19th at the ASU Invitational (15:57.6).

High School: 

  • A 2010 graduate of Red Rock High School (Sedona, Ariz.).

  • Lettered four times each in cross country and track & field and twice in soccer.

  • Captained the cross country and track teams as a senior.

  • Named the MVP of both teams as sophomore, junior and senior.

  • In cross country, finished as the state 3A runner-up as a senior.

  • Took fourth his junior year after finishing 57th one year earlier.

  • On the track, he won the 3A state title in the 800m twice (2008, 2010).

  • Was third in 2009 and sixth in 2007 as a freshman.

  • Added state runner-up honors in the 1,600m run, the 4x400m relay and the 4x800m relay as a senior.

  • Holds school records in the 800m (1:55) and 1,600m run (4:20).

  • Named RRHS Latin Student of the Year as a senior.

Personal: Majoring in global health ... Parents are Alejo and Honorina Rivera ... Has five siblings: brothers Jorge, Umberto and Jordan and sisters Maria and Isabella ... Born December 26, 1990, in Xichú, Mexico ... Full name is Jesus Antoñio Rivera.

Personal Bests • 800: 1:51.05 • 1500: 3:55.43

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