It’s been just two weeks since Baylor Junior Kelsey Landrum ’18 spent June 21 — the longest day of the year — running in the ASICS Beat The Sun Challenge around the tallest point in the Alps. Kelsey was the leading vote-getter (link to an ASICS video on Kelsey) among six amateur runners chosen for two Americas relay teams that included six professional runners from the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. The two relay teams didn’t complete the 150-kilometer race …

adminSo how did YOU spend the longest day of the year?

Charles Heaton “Chuck” Allen ’68, MS ’69, doesn’t see the need for a bucket list because, as he puts it, “I don’t think of things in terms of what I should do to be happy. I’ve pretty much done the things I’m meant to do.” Those things include teaching, coaching, serving in the Air Force, writing, disc-jockeying, and loving all things Baylor. He and his wife, Joyce, even moved back to Waco in 2001 after several decades in other Texas …

adminGet to Know…author and teacher Chuck Allen ’68, MS ’69

A Baylor junior-to-be has overcome life’s hurdles – both figuratively and literally – in order to chase her dreams. Kelsey Landrum ‘18 has been chosen from more than 56,000 amateur applicants to represent North and South America in the ASICS Beat the Sun Challenge, a relay race where six-person teams will try to circle Mont Blanc — the highest peak in the Alps – in 15 hours and 41 minutes.  Eight teams comprised of three expert runners and three amateurs …

adminGet to Know: Kelsey Landrum ’18

In the final three months before an Olympic athlete steps up to the starting line, his or her daily goal is just to “be better today than you were yesterday.”  That advice from Michael Johnson ‘91 about the critical importance of preparation also translates well to non-Olympic athletes A big contingent of Baylor alumni came out to see Johnson, widely regarded as the greatest 400-meter sprinter of all time, as the keynote speaker at May 17’s Second Tuesday Luncheon for the United Way …

adminRelentless preparation drove Johnson’s track success