Steve Rider
Birth Date: 03/06/1979
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Scripps Ranch
Position: Distance

2002 Recap: Injuries took its toll on Rider's season but the senior managed to take 4th place in the conference steeplechase, and 5th in the challenge cup 3k, behind 3 of his own teammates.

2001: Red shirted his fourth year, but still clocked personal bests in the 3k (8:22), steeple (9:26), 5k (14:26), and 10k (30:25). His 5k and 10k marks would rank on the school's all time list as 7th and 10th respectively.

2000: Set the 10,000m meet record at the FILA Olympic Trials Qualifier meet...Ran the fourth fastest 5000m of the year in the Big West with a 14:34.08 and the sixth fastest 10,000m crossing the finish in 31:29. Also the top finisher in the 3000m at the Big West Challenge Cup.

1999: Personal best of 15:03 in the 5k. Scored in the Cal/Nevada Championships, placing 9th in the 5,000 meter race.

1998: Ran a best of 8:46.97 in the 3,000m race at UCLA to finish 8th of 21 opponents.... clocked a best of 4:01.00 in the 1500 and 15:32.30 in the 5,000m event.

High School:

Rider got a late start to the sport of running after spending most of his high school career as a member of the California top-10 ranked Scripps Ranch Basketball team. As a senior, in his first year of cross country, Rider finished 16th in the 1996 CA Division II race. His time of 15:57 helped him earn runner up honors for "San Diego County Male Runner of the Year" by San Diego Track Magazine.

In his only season of track, Rider incurred a season ending injury in April. Prior to this, his personal bests were a 9:50.05 3,200 and a 4:27.79 1,600.


Event High School Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
1,500m 4:01.00 3:56.89
1,600m 4:27.79 4:19.72
3,000m 8:46.97 8:36.48 8:22.14
3,200m 9:50.05 9:36 9:15.41 (during 5k)
Steeple 9:51.81 9:47.4h 9:23.55
5,000m 15:57 (CIF State XC) 15:32.30 15:03.95 14:34.08 14:26.34
10,000m 32:48.16 31:27.9h 30:25.77
UCSB Lagoon 26:56.3 26:54.7 25:24.4 25:13
Stanford 8k 27:30 26:37 26:13