On the heels of her outstanding performance at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Lynette Rives (Clarksville, Tenn.) has qualified for the USA National Track and Field Championships to be held in Eugene, Oregon. She is one of only 32 sprinters to compete in the 200m and one of only nine running representing their undergraduate institutions.
Rounding out her career of firsts, Rives will become the first Belmont track and field athlete, male or female, to compete at the annual gathering of the nation’s best. She also holds the distinction of being only the second Belmont track and field athlete to be named All-American. Last month, the Clarksville, Tenn., native, who already holds seven school records, became the first Belmont athlete to compete at back-to-back NCAA Championships in any event. Click here for more on this story.