“Our principals were very supportive in the planning process for the meet, and it was great they allowed us to take [the kids] off campus and do this event,” he said.
Some sixth-graders’ parents were also excited to help with the event — about 40 percent volunteered — something for which Lalim said he is most grateful.
Susan Anderson said she was happy to see kids who do not normally think of themselves as athletic, really push themselves to the limit.
Another mom, Erin Capobianco, said she was impressed with how well organized the event was, and that the kids knew what was expected of them ahead of time.
For each event, the students were assigned points — 1 through 6 — depending on what order they placed. Tug-of-war and co-ed relays earned double points, on a 2 through 12 scale. At the end of the day, the points were added up for each team and the winner was determined.
The Black team took first place with 172 points; Blue took second with 108 points; Orange came in third with 104 points; Red earned 93 points putting them in fourth place; Green came in fifth with 81 points; the Yellow team pulled in 68 points and sixth place.
Youth runners can improve on the basics of track and field while preparing for the OCMAA track meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Guyer Field. Coach Fred Pichay will focus on endurance, strength, speed and jumping drills. Teens will practice the shot put and ages 12 and younger will practice the softball throw. $32 per youth, and $16 per additional family member.
Team Hobie grabbed second place in the Majors Division after a 13-3 win over American Legion on Tuesday at Riddle Field. This was a big game for both teams, as it determined who would fall in second and third place overall.
Hobie scored three runs in the first inning, with hits by Morgan Lebby and Cole Zarinelli that drove in Sundance Severino and Garrett Burk. Lebby stole home, securing a 3-0 lead.