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The middle school track program is designed to instill a love of track and field within student-athletes, while at the same time, speaking to the student-athlete's body, mind and most importantly, soul.
The goal of middle school track is to improve the student-athlete's skillset each day. Athletes practice today better than they did yesterday. However, the purpose of middle school track is to glorify God through all we do, whether it be thoughts, words, attitude, body language or effort. Coaches challenge student-athletes physically and spiritually and teach that it ALL matters, including how others are treated, the choice of words spoken, daily attitude, use of free time and even private thoughts. Middle school track is an inward heart and mind program just as much as it is an outward action sport. The Lipscomb Academy track team is a member of the TSSMAA and competes in the Harpeth Valley Athletic Conference.
Tallent Track, part of the Reese Smith Athletic Complex, is an NCAA D1-level track completed in 2012 and is named for Bill and Evelyn Tallent. The track is home to the state champion Lipscomb Academy Mustangs, as well as the widely successful Lipscomb University Bison track team. Currently, Lipscomb Academy, with nine individual state championship titles, holds the TSSAA honors of school with the most individual titles and second-highest most consecutive team state championships with four championships.
The Reese Smith Athletic Complex, consisting of the McCadams Athletic Center, football stadium and field, Tallent Track, baseball field and a football practice field, is named in appreciation of Reese L. Smith, a Lipscomb friend and contributor. Smith, owner of the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team, was inducted into the Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Blue Raider Hall of Fame and posthumously the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
With the renovation of the human performance weight room located at the Upper School, the enhanced performance center is accessible now for the entire student body. The renovations have expedited our ability to install methodologies based around teaching movement, core strength and proper lifting techniques. Sixteen racks, numerous dumbbell and kettlebell racks and increased space give the athletics program the necessary tools to teach effectively.