CHICAGO, ILL. - - Former Belmont men's cross country and track student-athlete Ryan Snellen ('07) was a newsmaker this weekend at the annual Bucktown 5K. Just ask his new fiance why.
Snellen, an All-Atlantic Sun performer who remains a competitive distance runner, was pacing the field late in the race before he suddenly stopped, grabbed a bouquet of flowers and proposed to his girlfriend, Lauren Peck.
The story has gained traction throughout the country, with media hits in Chicago, Boston, Nashville among others, in addition to the worldwide web.
NOTE: Many thanks to Joe Dubin of WKRN News 2 for his assistance in local placement.