Illinois Men’s Track’ Andrew Riley Competes Monday in Rio


RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Former Fighting Illini Men’s Track & Field 110m hurdler Andrew Riley begins competition Monday, August 15 at the Rio Olympic Games. The opening round heats are scheduled for 6:40 p.m. central time at Olympic Stadium.  The 110m hurdles action concludes the following evening, August 16, with semifinal heats at 6:40 p.m. followed by the event final at 8:45 p.m.


Riley will be making his second appearance in the Olympics after debuting four years ago in the 2012 London Games. In 2012, the former Illini placed 24th overall in the opening round after clocking 13.59 in his preliminary heat.


Since his Olympic debut, Riley has won three Jamaican national titles and qualified for World Championships in 2013.


Riley, who is originally from St. Thomas, Jamaica, left Illinois as one of the greatest track athletes in program history. The hurdler won four national championships and 12 All-America honors. In 2012, Riley made NCAA history by becoming the first male athlete to win both the 100m dash and 110m hurdles national title in the same season. Riley also tallied 12 Big Ten titles over his four-year career and set school records in five events.


NBC Sports Network will broadcast 330 hours of Olympic coverage of more than 20 sports and will be broadcasted live across NBC’s family of networks, as well as streaming live on and on the NBC Sports app.


110m Hurdles Competition Schedule


Round 1: Monday, August 15, 6:40 p.m. central time

Semifinal: Tuesday, August 16, 6:40 p.m. central time

Final: Tuesday, August 16, 8:45 p.m. central