Park/Mudd wins annual ResCollege Olympics
The Congress of the South 40 (CS40) held the annual Residential College Olympics last Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ashoka, the South Asian student organization, also hosted the event.
“It was great to see all of the enthusiasm on campus,” sophomore Tessa Makepeace, CS40 competitions chair, said. “Students really seemed to get into the events and a lot of people came out to support their ResColleges.”
The event kicked off with a 5K race followed by soccer, tug-of-war and water-balloon-filling competitions.
Members from ten residential colleges and the North Side all showed up to participate.
Beginning in March, students were given opportunities to sign up to participate in one of the seventeen events offered during the games. Based on these sign ups, the board of committees on CS40 ordered T-shirts and organized the schedule of events for the day.
According to Makepeace, the events of the day went by smoothly despite a few minor issues such as forgetting to regulate which students had signed up for T-shirts.
The winners of the RCO were given a trophy engraved with the words “RCO Champs” on it to be kept in Park/Mudd for the week. Once members of the residential college have had the opportunity to take a picture with the trophy, it will be moved to the trophy case in Bear’s Den until next year’s RCO.
“Overall, this year’s event was great,” Makepeace said. “There were minor errors that were bound to happen, but CS40 worked together wonderfully as a team, and there was a lot of support to make everything go smoothly. It was a long day, but I think everyone had a good time and had fun.”