Rider Cross Country BIO
 Sam Knipper

At Rider:
Accounting major…twin brother Jon also ran cross country and track at Rider.


·         Placed 13th at the TCNJ Invite in the 5k (15:56).

·         Ran 25:38.70 at the 2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference XC Championships, placing 70th.

·         Ran 33:34.30 in the 10k at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional.

·         Missed the 2015-16 indoor season due to injury.

·         Top time of 1:58.73 at the Lion’s Invitational in the 800 meter.

·         Ran 3:56.84 at the Bison Outdoor Invitational in the 1500 meter.

·         Was 10th in the 1500 meter at the 2016 MAAC Outdoor Championships (4:07.04) after running 3:57.81 in the preliminaries.


·         Ran 25:55.20 at Lehigh’s Paul Short XC race.

·         Time of 26:56.80 in the 8k at the MAAC Championships.

·         Ran 32:22.20 in the 10k at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Championships.

·         Missed the 2014-15 indoor season and 2015 outdoor season due to injury.


·         Finished 37th at the 2013 MAAC XC Championships running the 8k in 27:26.6.

·         Ran 33:14.20 in the 10k at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals.

·         Time of 4:21.78 at the Boston Terrier in the indoor mile.

·         Helped the 4x8 to a win at the TCNJ Indoor dual (8:08.74).

·         Fourth place at the 2013-14 MAAC Indoor Championships in the DMR (10:28.74).  Also ran the mile in 4:24.61.

·         Ran the DMR in 10:12.09 at the IC4A Indoor Championships.

·         Ran 4:01.83 at the 2014 MAAC Outdoor Championships in the 1500 meter.


·         First collegiate race was the TCNJ 5k (16:10.9), finishing 13th

·         At the MAAC XC Championships as a Rider rookie, finished 59th in the 8k (26:43.20).

·         Helped the 4x8 finish fourth at the Rider Outdoor Invitational (8:13.71).

·         Ran 4:04.73 in the 1500 meter at the Greyhound Invitational, finishing fifth.

·         Competed at the Penn Relays in the DMR with a time of 10:20.99.

·         Was fifth in the 1500 meter (4:00.16) at the 2013 MAAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, helping Rider to the team title.

Height: 6'0"
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: Randolph, NJ
High School: Randolph