Riley Capuano
Riley Capuano
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  • Hometown:
    Los Altos, CA
  • High School:
    Los Altos
  • College:
    Claremont McKenna


TFRRS Results

2023 Season (Sophomore)
All-American ... All-West Region ... First-Team All-SCIAC ...
Finished 11th at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships with a 21:20.2 to earn All-America honors ... Helped CMS finish fourth as a team to earn one of the four NCAA trophies ... Had the biggest improvement of any runner in the field, going from 257th place as a first-year in 2022 to 11th in 2023 ... Finished in third place at both the NCAA West Regionals and the SCIAC Championships to help CMS to 1-2-3 finishes and the team titles ... Finished 13th at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in 22:21.6, before taking over a minute off that time at the NCAA Championships on the same course ... Had a PR for a 6K of 21:17.3 at the UC Riverside Invitational, finishing 31st. 

2022-23 Season (First-Year)
Second-Team All-SCIAC ...
SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Part of seven-runner contingent that competed at the NCAA Regionals and Nationals ... Finished 14th at the SCIAC Championships in 22:59.8 to earn second-team all-league honors ... Finished 40th at the NCAA West Regionals and 257th at the NCAA Division III Championships, both of which were run in frigid conditions ... Had a personal-best time of 22:17.0 at the UC Riverside Invitational ... Began her career with a top-10 finish at the Redlands Invitational (eighth) ... SCIAC Champion in the 1500 meters during track and field season. 

Prior to CMS
Attended Los Altos High School, where she competed for the cross country and track and field teams ... Earned Senior Athlete of the Year and Sophomore Athlete of the Year honors at Los Altos ... A CCS Honorable Mention selection ... Helped Los Altos to a league championship and a fifth-place finish at the state championships in cross country ... Also helped her track and field team to a second place Central Coast Section finish ... Was a student rep on the board of trustees for her school district ... ASB Secretary.

Attends Claremont McKenna ... Lists Emma Coburn and Sara Hall as the public figures she most admires ... Chose CMC and the Athenas because "Beautiful school, really close-knit team, most fun visit I had, and you can't beat the weather!"

Riley Capuano posed shot

News Mentions

Seven Athena Runners Earn All-Academic Distinction from USTFCCCA

CLAREMONT, Calif. - All seven eligible runners from the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team earned All-Academic honors from the...

February 2, 2024

Natalie Bitetti's NCAA Runner-Up Finish Leads CMS Women's Cross Country to Fourth Place

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Natalie Bitetti tied the highest finish ever for a Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country runner by ending in second place,...

November 18, 2023

CMS Women's Cross Country Repeats as West Region Champion, Earns Nationals Bid for 15th Straight Season

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti earned the NCAA West Region championship for a second straight season, leading a 1-2-3 finish with Elle...

November 11, 2023

Bitetti Named SCIAC Athlete of the Year as Athenas Cross Country Sweeps Major Awards

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti earned the SCIAC Athlete of the Year Award for the second year in a row, Revere Schmidt captured the Newcomer...

October 30, 2023

CMS Women's Cross Country Dominates for 13th Straight SCIAC Title

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti repeated as the individual champion, and the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team had the top...

October 28, 2023

Athenas Cross Country Wins Pre-Nationals with Dominant Performance

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Natalie Bitetti finished second, Elle Marsyla finished fifth, and all five scorers were in the top 20, as the eighth-ranked...

October 7, 2023

Athenas Cross Country Finishes a Strong Second at The Master's Invitational

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti (second), Elle Marsyla (fifth) and Riley Capuano (sixth) each earned top-10 finishes as the Claremont-Mudd...

September 23, 2023

CMS Women's Cross Country Has Impressive Third-Place Showing at UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team finished third out of 19 teams, including 12 from the Division I level,...

September 16, 2023

CMS Women's Cross Country Finishes Second at Mark Covert Classic

BREA, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team opened up the 2023 season by coming in second place, behind only Division I...

September 2, 2023

CMS Women's Cross Country Picked to Repeat in SCIAC, Ranked No. 12 Nationally

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team was a unanimous choice to repeat as SCIAC champions in a vote of the...

August 25, 2023