|Hometown:||Stony Brook, N.Y.|
|High School:||Ward Melville|
Prior to Geneseo: Ran track for Gregg Cantwell ... 2013 cross-country: all-league, all-county ... 2014 cross country: all-league, all-county first-team .... 2015 winter track & field: league champion in the 1,000-meter run ... County Champion 3,200-meter relay .... all-state in 3,200-meter relay All-Federation 3200 Meter Relay ... 2015 spring track & field: all-division 1,600-meter run ... Section XI Division 1 Team Champions ... Section XI County Champion in 1,600-meter ... academic all-county ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: John Thomas Ripa was born in Rockville Centre, N.Y. and raised in Stony Brook, N.Y. ... parents are Eileen and Michael Ripa ... has a younger brother, Michael, and a younger sister, Jennifer ... cousin Michelle graduated from Geneseo in 2013 ... majoring political science with a minor in geography ... favorite athletic-related moment was winning the 1,600-meter run at his state qualifier as a senior ... started running cross country in seventh grade ... favorite professional team is the Boston Red Sox and favorite athlete is Curt Schilling.