KIC has early start to Winter Olympics

Noelle Pennyman

Different resident halls competed in multiple events during the KIC Olympics, including a traditonal potato sack race. Nick Edington, senior justice major, dives into some mud during the final race. STEVEN MANTILLA | DAILY KENT STATER

Credit: Jason Hall

Allyn and Clark halls are the new Olympics champions.

Four teams competed in the Kent Interhall Olympics yesterday afternoon.

Allyn and Clark halls, Stopher and Johnson halls, Fletcher and Manchester halls and the Kent Interhall Council executive board competed against each other in seven events.

“It’s a really fun, small thing to do,” KIC President Traci Sanders said.

Residents worked and laughed together as they ran in laps and fell in the mud.

The events the teams competed in were “Potato Sack Race,” “Dizzy Wiffle Home Run Challenge,” “Sombrero Race,” “RC Car Races,” “Corn Hole,” “Three-Legged Race” and “Blindfold Construction.”

“Dizzy Wiffle Home Run Challenge” seemed to be the most difficult game for the teams. Almost all the players fell to the ground after spinning 10 times while holding a bat to their heads and the ground. After the spin, each player had to hit the ball within boundaries.

“…5…6…7…8…9…10,” one team member shouted as he made the spins.

The “RC Car Races” used remote control cars to race around a makeshift track. Residents laughed as the car became stuck numerous times. Junior chemistry major Samit Datta of the Stopher and Johnson halls team attempted to win the race by going backwards.

Residents used a lot of teamwork for the “Blindfold Construction.” One blindfolded team member had to construct a sample model while the other team members gave him directions.

“I think it was a pretty good turnout considering the weather,” said Tom Banyas, KIC director of programming.

The Olympics event was originally part of the KIC competitions for Homecoming. The event was then rescheduled to yesterday, Banyas said in a KIC meeting.

Banyas said he thinks KIC will have another Olympics in the spring when the weather is better.

Stopher and Johnson halls came in second place with Fletcher and Manchester halls right behind them. KIC came in last place. The top three winning teams were awarded a medal.

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