Rising junior Lynette Rives capped an extraordinary outdoor season after reaching the semifinals in the 200m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships last week. For her efforts, she was recently named an Outdoor All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Rives becomes the second outdoor female runner at Belmont to receive the All-America distinction and the first since 2000 to receive the honor.
Rives is currently ranked 34th in the 200m by USA Track & Field, the organization that governs the U.S. Olympic Trials. Riley is awaiting notification from USATF to see if she will be allowed to compete at the Trials, which are scheduled for June 27-July 6 in Eugene, Oregon. If she advances, she will be the first women’s track athlete to do so in school history. For more on this story, click here.