"Jesus had a great career at Sedona High School and I am excited to watch him progress this year. He is a raw talent and will have to be brought along carefully. Transitioning him fully to college level training will be a difficult task and we'll have to stay patient as we bring him along. He ran 1:55 and 4:20 as well as finishing second at the state 3A cross country (meet). With proper focus and attention to the little things, Jesus will run very fast at ASU."
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: Major is exploratory... 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 400: 50.86 800: 1:55 1600: 4:20