Marina Rios Photo

Marina Rios

  • Class
  • Major
  • Hometown
    Independence, Mo.
  • Previous School
    Fort Osage HS



  • Marina is the daughter of Despina and Paul Rios
  • She has one brother Tony (16)
  • Studying Biology with a minor in Chemistry
  • She chose Park because whenever she came to visit campus, she felt like she belonged at Park. She automatically felt comfortable and that it was a great learning environment for her
  • Her mother was an All-American for NAIA in soccer and track and field for Central Methodist College
  • She went to Fort Osage High School in Independence, Missouri
  • She ran for RaDel Hinckley, J.D. Snead and Season Barrett
  • She was All-Conference (2015-2016), Conference Champion in 800-meter (2016), All-Sectional (2015), State Qualifier (2015), All District (2015-2016), KU Relays Qualifier (2015-2016), Distance Runner of the Year (2015-2016), Girls' Team Conference Champions (2016) and Girls' Team City Champions (2014-2016)
  • In school, she received Scholar Athlete Award (2014-2016), Kansas City Star Scholar Athlete Nominee (2016), MSHAA Girl Athlete of the Year (2016) and F.O.R.C.E. Academic Award (2013)
  • She also played soccer and golf for Fort Osage High School all four years on varsity
  • Volunteers helping coach for Lee's Summit Sporting U10 and U12 girls' team with her dad
2017 Women's Cross Country Roster
Name Cl. Hometown Previous School
Vibian Chemeli JR Kenya Colby CC
Mary Beth Daniels SR Richmond, Mo. Richmond High School
Rachel Franklin SO Ft. Collins, Colo. Kansas Weslyan University
Areka Hanson JR Jamaica Johnson County CC
Brooke Kelly SO Peculiar, Mo. Raymore-Peculiar HS
Morgan Lindgren JR Ogallala, Neb. Kansas Weslyan University
Kaitlyn McNeely SR Gallatin, Mo. Gallatin R-V
Marina Rios SO Independence, Mo. Fort Osage HS
Anna Zirpolo FR Independence, Mo. Truman HS

Coaching Staff

Brian Renshaw Photo
Head Coach
27th season