By Chandler Harris, Assistant Sports Editor
Gamma Sigma Phi and Ko Jo Kai won the intramural track meet April 21. This was the first intramural track meet in six years, said Susan Hardcastle, administrative coordinator for intramural sports.
“We had over 60 participants compete,” Hardcastle said. “Some students had suggested we bring this back and we thought it would be fun. Next year we will probably do it earlier in the semester.”
Each club that participated received 25 participation points and a small number of points for each event it won. The men competed in four relay races (4-by-100-meter, 4-by-200, 4-by-400 and 4-by-800), and the women participated in two relays (4-by-100 and 4-by-200). In addition to the relays, an assortment of field events took place, including shot put, tug-of-war, water balloon toss, washers and an egg relay.
In the men’s division, GSP swept all four relay races, placing first and second in each event, while Galaxy finished third in the relays but swept all the field events.
Corey Moore, junior exercise science major from Decatur, was apart of the winning 4-by-100, 4-by-200 and 4-by-400 relay teams for GSP.
“Overall we did really good and we wanted to represent GSP the best way we could,” Moore said. “This was a team effort. We maybe don’t have the fastest or strongest guys, but we know how to use our talents to work together.”
Jeff Warr and Grant Zeller of Galaxy took first place in the washers competition.
“We’ve played for a couple of years, but we just play for fun all the time,” said Warr, sophomore marketing major from Abilene. “We saw they had washers in the track meet and thought it would be fun, so we entered.”
On the women’s side, Ko Jo Kai won both the 4-by-100 and 4-by-200 relays. Amber Smittick, senior psychology major from San Antonio, anchored the 4-by-100 relay for the Kojies.
“I think we did really well,” Smittick said. “We had a lot of girls come out and compete and we had a good showing. I think they need to advertise it more and get more people involved because it was really fun.”
This was Smittick’s final intramural competition at ACU.
“I’m glad I was able to end it on a good note,” Smittick said. “It was very fun to finally compete at ACU in my favorite sport from high school.”
Sigma Theta Chi won the women’s tug-of-war competition. Laura Touchette, senior marketing major from St. Louis, came out of the crowd to help the Siggies win the match.
“It was a last-minute team we put together, but we competed really well and pulled out a win,” Touchette said.
With the semester coming to an end, the track meet served as a good event to close out the intramural season.
“It’s a fun way to end the semester,” Hardcastle said.