Belmont freshman Ryan Lipe didn’t start off as a decathlete, but he has worked hard to get where he is today.
“I originally just did bowling and I wanted to get better in shape,” said Lipe. “I started throwing discus in eighth grade and worked my way up from there.”
The decathlon consists of 10 different track and field events over two days.
Lipe grew up in Franklin, Tenn. where he commuted 30 minutes to Lipscomb Academy every school day.
Lipe became interested in Belmont due to its proximity to home and a family connection.
“My mom actually graduated from here, and I was able to get the scholarship to be on the track team,” said Lipe.
When he’s not competing, Lipe enjoys hanging out with friends and now bowling for fun.
Lipe can be seen representing Belmont in the decathlon at track and field events.
Photo courtesy: Belmont Athletics