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Rives Competes at Track and Field Championships

Lynette Rives wrapped up her stellar collegiate career in June at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, becoming the first Belmont athlete, male or female, to compete at the elite meet in program history. As was the case throughout the postseason, the Clarksville, Tenn., native was seeded in the fourth and final heat of the 200m. Among the sprinters she competed against in her heat were Olympic medalist Allyson Felix and bronze medalist at the 2007 World Championships Carmelita Jeter. Rives went on to finish 20th overall with a time of 23.71 (3.4) in the staggeringly deep and accomplished field. Click here for more on this story.