It looked more like a scene out of “Double Dare” as groups of color coordinated teams of screaming students rooted for their respective residence halls. Last night marked the coral anniversary of the Olympiad. The inter-hall competition saw its 35th year go into the books as a group of approximately 300 students congregated on the north end of Johnson field to compete in nine different events for a trophy that has been passed around UNM’s residence halls since the 70s. Marlene Smith, senior and president of Residence Hall Association said the games are simply a source of good fun. “There is a lot of pride, a lot of cheering, a lot of good sportsmanship and no injuries,” Smith said. The trophy was eventually handed over to Santa Clara/ Laguna-DeVargas by former champs the Student Residence Center.
Hokona in yellow and Santa Clara/Laguna-DeVargas in green watch their respective teams line up for the grapefruit croquet game.
Freshman Meri Sheegog (center) tries to maintain her balance on her partner’s back as she and fellow Laguna 2 residents compete in “birdie on a perch.”