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JAMES RIVERA - Track & Field - Florida State Seminoles

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Redshirt Sophomore
Bradenton, Fla.
high school
Lakewood Ranch



400 49.55
800 2:01.83
400H 53.41


Indoor: Competed at the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships helping the 4×400 finish fifth (3:11.21) and the DMR finish ninth (10:25.31).

Outdoor: Competed at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships earning a new personal best 400H time of 53.41 finishing in ninth.


Indoor: Saw action in three meets…competed in the 400 at the Orange & Purple Invitational and the Bob Pollock Invitational…also ran the 4×400 at the Orange & Purple and closed out his season by competing in the 800 for the first time at the Tiger Paw Invitational.


Promising hurdler at the collegiate level after a decorated high school career…projects as an impact performer in the 400 hurdles based on his 2019 personal-best of 37.11, which he ran in a runner-up finish at the Great Southwest Classic and ranked No. 22 nationally…also finished 10th at New Balance Nationals in the 400-meter hurdles with a personal-best of  52.81…also owns a 110-meter hurdles personal best of 13.86…was Florida 4A 300 hurdles runner-up in 2019…won six of 10 300-meter hurdles finals as a senior, including FSU Relays, district and region titles…was runner-up at prestigious Arcadia Invitational in California…was the 2018 4A state champion in the 300 hurdles with a junior year best of 37.14…also placed seventh in 110-meter hurdles finals…was a four-year member of the track & field team at Lakewood Ranch…also ran cross country as a freshman…brother John Rivera Jr. also starred at Lakewood Ranch in the middle distance events and is a junior competing for Ole Miss…the son of John and Susan Rivera…his father played soccer at Penn State…is undecided on a major…born Nov. 16, 2000.