Sydnie Rivas
Sydnie Rivas
Height: 5-1
Year: So.
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
High School: Maria Carrillo HS
Experience: 1Y

2018-19 -- Track: Began her spring with a 5,000-meter effort of 18:13.91 at the UC Santa Barbara Tri-Meet (also including UC Riverside) on March 9 ... then in the 3,000 meters, took fourth place at the 37th annual Cal Poly #ShareSLO Invitational on March 23 via 10:36.30, before improving her PR to 10:25.93 at the Blue-Green Rivalry Dual against the Gauchos at Pauley Track on April 27. Cross Country: After a top-20 unattached-scoring finish at her first collegiate meet, was called-up to a pair of meets later in the fall ... made debut by earning 16th place at the UCSB Lagoon Open on Sept. 15, posting a freelance 5k time of 17:55.1 ... then added a 6k performance of 23:03.7 (good for 84th overall) for the scoring squad at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 29, helping the Mustangs tally a fifth-place total of 139 points ... also came in 137th altogether (via 22:24.0) returning to the Bay Area for the Bronco Invitational hosted by Santa Clara in Sunnyvale Oct. 13.

Prep -- Came in 10th place at the 2017 CIF Division 3 State Cross Country Championship while at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa, with a 5k performance of 18:41.7 ... also as a Puma senior, won the North Bay League title with a 3.05-mile time of 18:05.1 ... during track season, clocked a second-place 1,600m performance of 5:04.73 at the 2018 Viking Classic ... her 3,200m PR — 10:52.26 — earned fifth at the 2018 Dublin Distance Fiesta ... coached by Greg Fogg, helped her squad break the school record for the distance medley relay at the Arcadia Invitational, clocking a 12:11.81 ... swept the NBL crowns for the 1,600m & 3,200m in 2018, going on to place sixth and 10th in the events at the North Coast Section Finals ... also participated in Key Club.

Personal -- Also visited Nevada; chose Cal Poly because of the “beautiful location, running program, academic program and great environment” ... majors in Biological Sciences, with career aspirations to work in the medical field.