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Chants Add Two for Men's XC, Track & Field

Brothers Dan, Jake Riff sign to come to Coastal

       

Jeff Jacobs

Jeff Jacobs

Feb. 7, 2013

CONWAY - Coastal Carolina has signed two of the top distance runners in the state of New Jersey to join its men's cross country and track & field teams.

Brothers Dan Riff and Jake Riff (Princeton Junction, N.J./West Windsor-Plainsboro South HS), will begin competing for the Chanticleers with 2013-14 seasons.

"We are very excited to add the Jake and Dan to our program," head men's cross country and track &field coach Jeff Jacobs said. "They both have the potential to have a big impact for our cross country team and in the distance events on the track. They are the two fastest recruits I have signed, based on their 3200 meter and 5000 meter times out of high school, since I have been here at Coastal."

Dan Riff (Princeton Junction, NJ/West Windsor-Plainsboro South HS)
Events: Distance/Cross Country
Track Personal Bests: 1600m 4:19.11, 3200m 9:16.55, 5000m 15:14.15
Cross Country Personal Best: 5k 15:52
Prior to Coastal: Was named All-County and All-State first team in cross country his senior season, along with being team MVP and captain, helping lead West Windsor-Plainsboro South to county, sectional and Group 4 state championships...Placed ninth in the 5K at the 2012 N.J. Meet of Champions, fifth in the Group 4 state championship and third in the Mercer County championship... In track and field, was 2013 Mercer County indoor champion in 3200 meters and runner-up in the 1600 meters... Ran third leg of school-record setting 4x800 relay team, which currently ranks second in the nation and ninth all-time in New Jersey.
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Jake Riff (Princeton Junction, NJ/West Windsor-Plainsboro South HS)
Events: Distance/Cross Country
Track Personal Bests: 1600m 4:17.02, 3200m 9:11.87, 5000m 15:12.03
Cross Country Personal Best: 5k 15:48
Prior to Coastal: Was named All-County and All-State first team in cross country his senior season, along with being team MVP and captain, helping lead West Windsor-Plainsboro South to county, sectional and Group 4 state championships...Won the Mercer County 5K cross country championship... Placed fourth in the 5K at the Group 4 state championship and 12th in the 1600 meters at the 2012 N.J. Meet of Champions...In track and field, won the 2013 Mercer County indoor championship in the 1600 meters and runner-up in the 3200 meters... Ran leadoff leg of school-record setting 4x800 relay team, which currently ranks second in the nation and ninth all-time in New Jersey.
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