Anthony Rizzi competes in NAIA National Championship

Brian Wollitz and Ryan Micklin

On Saturday, Nov. 19, Anthony Rizzi competed in the National Intercollegiate Athletic National Championship, placing 280th out of a 332-runner field.

On Saturday, in Elsah, Illinois, Rizzi finished the race with a time of 27:51:70 to cap off his sophomore season. Rizzi led the Wolf Pack throughout the course of the season, finishing the highest in every event for the men’s team.

Rizzi set a personal-record in the 8K on October 15 at the Berry Invitational with a time of 27:39 and posted the highest placing of his career, coming in seventh at the Southern States Athletic Conference Championships on November 4.

According to Loyola Athletics, Rizzi gained All-SSAC honors for the second time while earning a spot on the SSAC All-Academic team.