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ELN crew participates in Sports Fest 

ELN Morning Anchor, Ashley McGetrick, gets ready for some tug-o-war.

It’s Elon University’s 125th birthday this year and to celebrate, members of the ELN Morning crew took part in an Elon tradition that began in 1999: Sports Fest.

On Friday, August 30, 73 teams took to the South Campus fields to participate in six events: dodgeball, a three-legged sack race, tug-o-war, a crossfit challenge, as well as relay and sponge races.

With teams ranging from 8-10 players, nearly ten percent of the student body was registered for Sports Fest.

Teams traveled from event to event, battling it out for a first place finish. Each team was ranked by a point system as they completed each course.

A first place win earned a team 40 points, a second place finish meant 30 points, and a third and fourth place finish awarded 20 points. Teams that didn’t place but still participated in the event earned 10 points. The top 24 teams that finished with the most amount of points were able to take home Sports Fest tank tops.

After nearly three hours on the field, Elon Local News finished in 21st place.

ELN Morning College Coffee Correspondent, Matt Lee, cheers on the team.

ELN Morning College Coffee Correspondent, Matt Lee, cheers on the team.


About the author: Ryan Greene

Ryan Greene is a senior media arts and entertainment major from Ellicott City, MD, and is serving as Executive Producer for Elon Local News. She has interned at Purple Flame Media in London, NBC's "Meet the Press" and the National Press Club in Washington DC. Twitter: @RyanKGreene

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