On Thursday, March 21, it was the annual Track and Field Day. Students from K-8 were divided into 12 teams: red, orange, yellow, light green, dark green, light blue, dark blue, purple, white, grey, black, and brown. A week before the actual event, students gathered together into their groups and made up names for their teams.
Each student chose four events; two field events and two track events. Elementary students chose from softball throw, long jump, and high jump as their field events; they chose from the 50m, the 100m, the 200m, and the 400m as their track events. Middle school students, however, had choices that were a bit different. They chose from the discus, shot put, long jump, and high jump as their field events, and the 100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m as their track events.
On the day of the event, Mr. Myburgh started off the day with an opening prayer, and then came the 800m and 400m races. After the 800m races came the 50m and 100m races. Soon after the small races, K-4 had softball, high jump, and long jump. 6th grade had discus, while 8th grade had high jump. K-8 had 100m and 200m. During the 200m race, it rained, so we had to postpone the races for a while.
After the races were over, we had our second field events. Team leaders (8th graders) picked a person in every grade to run the relay race. There were two relay races in total. Then students ate a happy lunch.
Some records were tied; for example, 6th grader Juri Yonemoto tied the 6th grade record for high jump of 126cm. Sam Manu tied Jordan Heading’s high jump record of 148cm.
– Jennifer Chiang