Riley Coates
    Riley Coates


    Rapid City, S.D.

    High School:



    Program-Record Eight Falcons Earn All-MW Honors

    Air Force set career-best all-MW totals for both the men (six) and women (two).

    SOPHOMORE (2012): Competed in five meets, including the conference and regional championships...earned all-conference (second team) honors following a 12th-place finish at the Mountain West Championships (24:51.1)...clocked a season-best 8K time of 24:46.4 at the Rim Rock Classic (30th)...placed 22nd out of 308 runners at the Woody Greeno Invitational (25:58.5)...finished 23rd in the unseeded race at the Pre-Nationals Meet (24:47.5)...placed 47th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships with a 10K time of 31:38.1.

    FRESHMAN (2011): Did not compete in any meets.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Stevens High School...three-time all-state selection in cross country...also earned three All-Greater Dakota Conference selections...earned one All-Greater Dakota Conference selection in record holder in the 800-meter run (1:55.1)...also a member of the 4x800-meter relay team that holds the school record at 7:52.85...member of the National Honor Society.

    PERSONAL: Son of Kip and Mary Coates...nickname is "Goat"...has a twin brother, Casey...also has one older brother, Kelly...majoring in biology...future plans include running in the Air Force World Class Athlete Program (WCAP), marrying Rachel McAdams and opening a Chick-fil-A in South Dakota "because for some odd reason, no one has done that yet"...served as the "Wing Humility Officer"...traveled to Dover AFB, Del., for Operation Air Force...also served as Combat Skills Cadre during Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and Jump...hobbies include wiffle ball, basketball, watching every movie Rachel McAdams has ever been in and watching Casey perform in plays at the University of South Dakota...member of Cadet Squadron 31.

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