Seventh heaven

Wednesday June 9 2010

 

The storybook career of runner Ricky Flynn ended this season with his seventh All-American honor. Flynn finished fifth in the 5,000 meters at the 2010 Outdoor Track & Field Championships to earn All-American honors for the seventh time. The event was hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College just outside Cleveland, Ohio.

Connor Kamm from Williams College won the 5,000 in 14:28.06, with Nick Karwoski from Dickinson College second in 14:29.45, while Flynn's time of 14:41.50 was good for fifth. Flynn also placed fourth in the 10,000 meter to earn his sixth All-American title.

Flynn has earned All-American honors four times in outdoor track, once in indoor competition, and twice in cross country. He was the national champion in Division III cross country in the fall.

He also earned first-team College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic Cross Country/Track & Field All-District honors. Flynn achieved a 3.54 grade point average while enrolled in graduate courses in business management at LC.