Cougar Cross Country Pens Riley Fader

Posted: Dec 30, 2012 9:03 AM

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COLUMBIA -- Head cross country coach Tim Cornell officially announced on Saturday the signing of Riley Fader to a Letter of Intent to run for the Cougars beginning in the fall of 2013.

A Troy, Missouri native, Fader will join the Cougars after graduating from Troy Buchanan High School in the spring where she was an all-conference, all-district and all-sectional selection. Riley has posted personal best times of 19:49 in the 5000m and 5:25 in the mile.

"Riley is a very devoted runner, who will make our team better instantly.," said Cornell. " The Cougar Women are in the process of becoming an exceptional team, that will compete at the national level. Riley is going to be a very important part of that process, and I look forward to her becoming a leader on our team for years to come."

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