In an effort to recruit runners for the upcoming Constitution Day track and field events, Marshall Islands High School put together the school’s first-ever Sports Day last week. Many of the school’s best runners from five teams identified by their colors took to the field adjacent to Majuro Middle School.
The running ground was marked by the school’s sports coordinator Mr. Murray with assistance from a few teachers and students. A variety of categories, including 400-meter and 100-meter races, were featured in the event organized by the MIHS Sports Committee and officers in the Student Body Government.
However, as the races were being held, without being discovered several students were able to carry alcohol onto the school campus. After being found to be intoxicated, a fight broke out behind the pre-nine building. Only one security officer was available to handle the situation. Many of these students escaped without being identified, while those apprehended were sent to the office.
As for the three tents provided, they weren’t enough to accommodate the team colors. Some students sat under the sun, while others sought cover in the tents. The school administrators were not happy with the turnout as only one-third of the student population attended. Before the school could reach the final round, rain poured from the heavens and an unexpected power outage prevented it from continuing.
Regardless, the Vice Principal of Student Affairs Marty Mark commended the organizers, especially the athletes for showcasing their talents.