Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chariot Race and Dedication of Field and Track

Randolph College celebrated the official opening of the new Field and Track facility on Saturday, October 10, 2009, during halftime of the women's soccer game.

In addition to the traditional dignitaries, proclamations and ribbon cutting, the College held its first Annual Chariot Race. Five teams representing four residence halls and the faculty/staff, raced 1 lap around the track in homemade "chariots" dressed in traditional Roman togas. The race also served as the culmination of the Hall of Champions competition, sponsored by the Randolph Social Sports Network.

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About the Field and Track Facility

The new multi-purpose playing field and track serves as the home of the WildCats soccer and lacrosse programs, as well as the campus community.

The new facility, which features a synthetic turf playing field and an eight lane all-weather track, is lit to provide for night-time competition and practice. The complex includes permanent seating, a press box, and a concession area.

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About the Social Sports Network

The Social Sports Network (SSN) is an innovative alternative to traditional collegiate intramural sports programs that is designed specifically to meet the needs of Randolph students, who typically carry full calendars of academic, social and service activities.

Instead of hosting league competition in traditional sports, SSN provides a variety of physical activities on a casual basis. Communicating via Facebook, students can organize pick-up volleyball in the Quad, a bike trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway or frozen turkey bowling in the student center.

The Hall of Champions pits residence halls against each other in a series of offbeat challenges (water balloon dodgeball, tug of war, etc). Each competition earns points toward a cumulative score. Students have likened it to Harry Potter's House Cup.

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