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Chase announces 1st Dawson Community College track and field addition of 2020

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Posted at 8:05 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 16:37:52-04

(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)

GLENDIVE - Dawson Cross Country and track and field head coach Alex Chase has announced her first signing for the 2020-2021 season with the addition of Riley Bailey of Ridgevue High School in Nampa, ID.

"Riley will be a great asset to this growing program," Chase said "Not only will he help bring success on the track, but he will also bring a great attitude to the team. I am excited for Riley to join us and bring in positivity and leadership as we continue to grow and excel within this program."

Bailey has had to move around throughout high school, but even with the challenges of changing schools has found success both academically and athletically.

Bailey has been running since 8th grade, consistently placed in the top 3 with his relay teams at districts in Idaho and has a solid foundation of personal records in shorter and mid distance races. Bailey also brings a solid academic strength to the team, and involvement in a number of clubs. "

"I've grown up playing sports and dreaming of a being a college athlete," said Bailey. "When I was younger I never would have thought I'd be running in college, but ever since I started in 8th grade, it has been one of the most fun and challenging sports I've ever participated in. Track and running has definitely supported me through a lot and I am extremely excited to continue my career at Dawson Community College. It is a true honor and I'm very grateful to be given this opportunity. I will do everything I can to play a role in the success of this team. Go Bucs!"

Riley is a great individual to bring to our program, our campus and our community at DCC and I am excited to see what he does here!" said Chase.