Riley Engel
Riley Engel
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Newtown, Pa.
High School: Council Rock North

SOPHOMORE (2016): Ran in team's top three all season ... Led Bears with a 25:34.20 at DII/DIII Challenge ... Finished 47th overall at Centennial Conference Championship (24:52.4) and 172nd at NCAA Mideast Regional (25:21)

FRESHMAN (2015): Bears' top finisher in five of six meets ... Finished third overall in 5k at Bryn Mawr Invitational (21:00) ... Set personal record of 23:54 to finish 45th overall at CC Championship ... 129th overall at NCAA Mideast Regional

Before Ursinus: All-Suburban One League selection in both cross country and track at Council Rock North High School ... Ran varsity track and cross country all four years ... Council Rock team award and MVP for cross country as a senior ... National Honor Society member

Personal: Born March 27, 1996 ... Daughter of Ray and Doreen Engel ... Has two siblings, Rip (22) and Rae (17) ... Communications major with a minor in Management Studies ... Also a member of the track and field team at Ursinus

Why Ursinus: I chose Ursinus because all of the factors that I think are important are offered here including its great reputation athletically and academically, its location, its strong alumni connections, and its close proximity to the Philadelphia area where there are many job opportunities after graduation. The track and cross country program have quality coaches; that along with the great facilities and the close-knit family atmosphere make it a perfect fit for me. 


  • Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2016)