Nate Riech
Nate Riech
Height: 6-1
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Milton, Ga.
High School: Milton
Sport(s): CC/T&F

Freshman Year (2013-14):  A member of the Furman 4x1500m relay team that set a new Paladin record with a time of 15:45.98 at the Raleigh Relays, breaking the old record of 15:47.52, set in 2012…named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team for cross country, indoors, and outdoors…placed 23rd with a time of 25:54.8 at the league cross country championships…posted a season-best 8K time of 25:12.5 at the Furman Cross Country Invitational…opened the indoor season with a fourth-place finish (4:19.24) in the mile at the Emory Crossplex Invitational…a member of the Paladin DMR team that placed second (10:30.09) at the same meet…also ran on the Furman DMR team that captured All-SoCon honors with a second-place finish (10:06.83) at the league indoor championships…posted a time of 4:30.63 to place tenth in the mile at the SoCon indoor meet, earning All-Freshman team honors…placed tenth in the 1,500m with a time of 3:58.18 at the VertKlasse Meeting…finished third with a time of 4:12.24 in the mile at the Blue Shoes Invitational…named to the SoCon All-Freshman team after placing sixth (3:58.88) in the 1,500m at the league outdoor meet…recorded a season-best time of 3:55.97 to place seventh in the 1,500m at the Hokie Twilight meet.

High School:  Runner-up at the 2012 Georgia state cross country championships...qualified for the state championship meet in both the 800m and 1,600m...top prep times:  800m (1:55.43), 1,600m (4:18.96), 3,200m (9:34.50), cross country 5K (15:32.50).

Personal:  Nathanial Gray Wolf Riech was born on February 5, 1995, in Fresno, Calif....son of Todd Riech and Ardin Tucker...father competed in the javelin at the 1996 Olympics after becoming the 1994 USA and NCAA Champion in the event...mother was the Canadian pole vault champion in 2000...stepfather, Ben Tucker, helped Southern Cal to a runner-up finish at the 1995 College World Series then spent five years with the San Francisco Giants organization...stepmother, Lisa Riech, placed sixth in the high jump at the 1998 national championship...grandfather, Jim Harrison, played in the NHL for 12 years, playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, and Toronto Maple Leaves...uncle, Trevor Harrison, competed in rugby for Team USA and for Canada...uncle, Brad Tucker, played college baseball at Pepperdine and Fresno State then spent three years in the Phillies organization...grandfather, Ben Tucker, Jr., competed on the lacrosse team at the Naval Academy, helping the Midshipmen to a national championship in 1970...grandmother, Liz Harrison, was a member of the National Canadian Equestrian Team...plans to major in communications.