June 16, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - Rich Peters of the Boston University men's track & field team was named a Second-Team All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), as announced on Monday afternoon.
Peters competed in the semifinals of the 1,500m run at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships on June 12 and finished sixth in his heat, edged by just four-tenths of a second for fifth place and an automatic spot in the national final. That race concluded a terrific outdoor season in which he surpassed his school record in the 1,500m run with a time of 3:38.83 and was also the Patriot League champion in that event.
The 2014 recipient of the Mickey Cochrane Award, Peters has been named an All-American on four separate occasions, including a first-team nod during the 2014 indoor season in which he placed fourth in the mile at the NCAA Championships. He broke three school records as part of his impressive indoor campaign and set a new collegiate standard in the 1,000m run. In addition to his four All-America selections, he has earned two Honorable Mention honors.
First-Team All-America honors were awarded to those who finished among the top eight in an individual or relay event as part of a team; Second-Team All-America honors went to those who finished between ninth and 16th and Honorable Mention honors were given to the remaining finishers.