The Sun Devil cross country teams competed in the NCAA West Region Championships Saturday in Portland, Ore.
2006 Outdoor: Scored at the Pac-10 Championships by placing fourth in the 10,000m run at 35:17.74... her conference time improved her personal best mark by just over two minutes... it also ranks as the eighth-best time in school history... also ran the 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m runs during the season... selected for the Academic All-Pac-10 Second Team... 2006 Indoor: Competed in two races... finished fifth at the Arizona-California Challenge in the 3,000m run and was 23rd in the 5,000m run at the Husky Invitational... 2005 XC: Finished 21st at the Pac-10 Championships... placed 22nd in the regional race to earn All-West Region honors... 146th in her second NCAA Championships appearance... finished 29th at the Pre-National meet... 94th at the Roy Griak Invitational... earned Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention... 2005 Outdoor: Scored at the Pac-10 Championships in the 10,000m run by finishing sixth (37:17.91)... also competed in the 5,000m run at the conference meet, finishing 12th... finished second at the same distance at the Sun Angel Classic with a personal best 17:38.49... won the ASU Invitational 3,000m run and took second at the Double Dual... Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10 selection... 2005 Indoor: Ran one race, finishing sixth in the mile at the Double Dual (10:55.71)... 2004 XC: Competed in each of the team's seven races opening the season with a 9th place finish at the Dave Murray Invite (16:02)... placed 11th at the ASU Invite (19:36.3)... ran in the open race at pre-nationals and placed 12th (22:11.7)... placed in the Top 30 at the Pac-10 Championships, finishing 30th overall... finished 57th at the NCAA West Region meet despite losing one shot midway through the race... capped the season with her first NCAA Championship race, placing 118th... was awarded Women's Most Improved Athlete at the team banquet... 2004 Track: Redshirted... 2003 XC: Redshirted.
High School: A 2003 graduate of Xavier College Prep High School (Phoenix)... was a member of the Arizona state champion 4x800m relay team in 2002... same relay established the state record in the event... won region titles in cross country three times (2000, 2001 and 2002)... also secured regional crowns on the track as a senior in the 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m races... captained the cross country and track and field teams as a senior... lettered in cross country and track and field four times each as well as twice in soccer.
Personal: Majoring in business... parents are Rafael and Vicki Ríos... has three siblings: Carmen, Cristina and Rafael... born Aug. 28, 1985 in Phoenix... full name is Cassandra Lynn Ríos.
Personal Bests - 1,500: 4:45.47, 3,000: 10:07.79, 5,000: 17:15.43, 10,000: 35:17.74
|Results from NCAA Championship Events|
|2005 Cross Country||6,000m Course||Final||21:32.60||146th|
|2004 Cross Country||6,000m Course||Final||21:15.00||118th|
|* indicates All-America honors attained|