2023 - 2024 MISSOURI
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ISAAC
RIVERA
RUNNER
LINCOLN COLLEGE PREPARATORY ACADEMY
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-8
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
4TH
RUNNINGLANE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
4TH
FOOT LOCKER MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
1ST - 14:54.6
MSHSAA CLASS 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
“Rivera used his PR at the state meet as a springboard to significant regional and national success. When the smoke cleared, his 2023 campaign was among the best in the Midwest. ”
Rich Gonzalez
PrepCal Track

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-8, 125-pound senior finished fourth at the national RunningLane Cross Country Championships to earn First Team All-American honors this past season. Rivera also churned out a Second Team All-American performance by finishing fourth at the Foot Locker Midwest Regional championships, qualifying for the national title meet in the process. He also won the MSHSAA Class 4 state championship with a personal-best time of  14:54.60, leading the Blue Tigers to third place as a team.

Academic Achievement


Rivera has maintained a 4.04 weighted GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at Iowa State University this fall. 

Exemplary Character


Rivera has volunteered locally on behalf of Harvesters Food Bank and has also donated his time to the Academy Lafayette Middle School cross country and track programs. An active member of his United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Downtown community, he works as a sales outfitter for the Fleet Feet Kansas City Running Store.