Belmont sprinter races to conference honor

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 2:54pm
Staff reports

Belmont track star Lynette Rives was named Atlantic Sun Conference outdoor track and field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.

It is the fifth time in her career she has earned the award.

The senior sprinter finished among the top three in three events at last weekend’s Mississippi Open. Her season-best time of 23.79 in the 200-meter dash surpassed the NCAA regional qualifying standard.

Rives, from Clarksville, has the conference’s best time in the 100-meter dash and the second-best time in the 200 this season.

Belmont’s track and field teams will compete at the Atlantic Sun championship meet May 15 and 16 at North Florida.