Hively qualifies for indoor nationals
Cedarville, OH--- While the rest of his teammates were gearing up for the indoor season opener at the Mike Hout Invitational, University of Rio Grande senior race walker Kyle Hively was competing at the Cedarville Indoor Invitational on Friday.
Rio Grande assistant coach Matt Boyles, who is a four-time national champion in the race walk and has just barely missed making the U.S. Olympic team twice, accompanied Hively to the meet at Cedarville. "The race walk is a specialized event, so you have to pick and choose your meets and we did actually open up the day before (the Capital Meet) at Cedarville and we do have our first national qualifier in Kyle Hively," Boyles said. "He's going back to the national championships with what he did here at Cedarville."
Boyles said that Hively and the rest of the race walkers on the Rio Grande squad will get another shot to compete later in the year. "We're going to take the rest of walk crew to Ohio Northern for the USA/Ohio Association Championships and that will be February 14."