Belmont senior Keita Suzuki ran 50 miles in 7 hours, 21 minutes, but that’s not quite fast enough for him. “I wanted to break the course record, which is 6 hours and 32 minutes,” said Suzuki. Maintaining an average pace of 8 minutes, 30 seconds per mile to tie for second place, the music business senior merely cracked the top-20 male Nashville Ultramarathon finishers — of all time. Suzuki’s dedication to the sport only really kicked off in 2018 when he graduated high school.
After 42 years of operation, local running store and Belmont University neighbor The Athlete’s House is approaching the finish line and is slated to close its doors in October. “It’s been a good run, but it’s time at 71 to find something else to do,” said owner and founder David Graeflin. “You have to change with the times, but we’re fortunate to have weathered 42 years.” Graeflin founded the store in 1973, five years before he set up shop in the historic, light blue brick bu
The race for the OVC Cross Country championship is on. Both teams received a preseason ranking of second in the OVC, but each team differs in their pathway toward success. The women’s team looks to find leadership without seniors. While on the men’s side, they look to divide leadership among five seniors. “It’s a really interesting dynamic. We push each other really well. It’s a great atmosphere and training’s going really well because of it,” said senior David Everett. “I do