Rhode Island junior Lotte Black was named First Team All-American, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday. Student-athletes earned First-Team All-America status by finishing among the top-8 of their events at the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Austin, Texas.
Black was in 10th with 400 meters to go, and used a last 200 meters of 31.0 seconds to finish in fourth place. Her final time of 4:13.02 broke her two day-old school record by one hundredth of a second to cap off a record-breaking year.
She becomes the program's first Track All-American and joins Field All-American's Jasmine Jennings (Hammer '09) and Crystal Bourque (Hammer '11).