400m runners shine on Saturday
Majority to Baton Rouge, select squad to California
One Illini sets meet record; two tie
Orange and Blue will travel to Macomb, Ill., for meet
Three Orange and Blue crack school's top-10
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 800m ... Scored points for the Illini at the Big Ten Championship, placing fifth in the 800m ... Set a career-best 800m time of 1:48.30 in the prelims of the conference championship ... Time at Big Tens was the fastest 800m time by an Illini athlete this season ... Anchored the sprint medley relay team at the Drake Relays to a third place finish ... Participated in the 4x400m relay team at the Tom Botts Invitational which finished fourth.
Indoor: Placed first in three different meets in the 600m and 800m including the Illini Open, Mark Colligan Memorial, and Illini Classic ... Ran his personal best in the 600m at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a time of 1:19.74 ... Recorded another personal best in the 800m with a time of 1:49.42 at the Tyson Invitational where he placed third ... Participated in five meets.
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran in the 400m and 800m ... Ran in the 800m prelims at Big Ten Championships and NCAA West Prelims ... Placed third in the 800m at the LSU Invitational and Sea Ray Relays ... Ran a personal-best in the 400m at Tom Botts Invitational with 49.26...Ran a personal-best in the 800m at the LSU Invitational with 1:49.95...Participated in the 4x400m relay team, giving them three fifth place finishes...Participated in the 4x800m relay, giving them a first place finish at Sea Ray Relays
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 800m at three meets and notched a personal-best time of 1:56.56 at the Iowa Invitational.
Indoor: Competed in the 800m at four meets and in the 600m at the Iowa Dual ... Turned in a personal-best 800m time of 1:55.68 at the Iowa State Classic ... Tallied three top-five finishes in the 800m.
2009 state champion in the 800m at the Illinois Class 3A meet ... Holds school records in the 800m, 4x400m and indoor 4x800m relay ... Earned six varsity letters, with three each in cross country and track ... Was all-region and all-conference in cross country and all-conference and all-state in track during his senior year ... Member of the honor roll all four years.
Born April 24, 1991 ... Parents are Gary and Nancy Lynn ... Has one brother and two sisters ... His biggest thrill in sports is seeing the underdog win ... His parents most influenced his athletic career because they taught him to never give up and always do what you love ... Also likes to play racquetball and is an Eagle Scout ... Majoring in history.
Lynn's Personal Bests
400m: 49.26 - Tom Botts Invitational (4/9/11)
800m: 1:48.30 - Big Ten Championship (5/12/12)
Mile: 4:18.17 - Illini Open (1/15/11)
600m: 1:19.74 - Mark Colligan Memorial (1/28/12)
800m: 1:49.42 - Tyson Invitational (2/10/12)
Updated July 2012