Thursday, May 30, 2013

Track Meet and School Picnic

KIS High School Team
This past Friday and Saturday, the 24th and 25t,  KIS hosted an invitational track meet. Three other schools, PSI and KCA from Kiev and the QSI School from Yerevan, Armenia, attended the meet along with KIS. The competition included both track and field events on both the middle school and secondary levels with 138 student athletes participating in the track meet in total.  

KIS Middle School and Secondary Track Teams and Coaches

Track Events:
Field Events:
-          100m (MSG, MSB, HSG, HSB)
-          200m (MSG, MSB, HSG, HSB)
-          400m (MSG, MSB, HSG, HSB)
-          800m (MSG, MSB, HSG, HSB)
-          1500m (MSG, MSB, HSG, HSB)
-          3000m (MSG, MSB, HSG, HSB)
-          4x100 (MS, HS)
-          4x400 (MS, HS)
-          Shot Put (MSG, MSB, HSG, HSB)
-          Long Jump (MSG, MSB, HSG, HSB)
-          Triple Jump (MSG, MSB, HSG, HSB)

Secondary - 4 x 400m Relay
KIS was the overall winner of the meet for both middle school and secondary combined with many Kozacks winning and placing their events and even setting several new track and field records at KIS. Several Kozacks were awarded metals for being the top athletes in their various age and gender groups. Maddie  and Isabella tied for 3rd place and Kanako got 1st place for middle school girls. Arturo came 2nd overall for middle school boys. Sasha Rovinska came in 2nd overall for the secondary girls and Haider got 3rd and Michael Curry got 1st overall for the secondary boys.     
Michael Curry getting "pumped" for his next race.
After the overall victory of the KIS track team and the award ceremony on Saturday, there was the annual school picnic. There were many different booths that had various games for kids to play such as sack races, and tug-o-war, as well delicious food, and music for everyone to enjoy, to which all of the proceeds went to various fund raisers. At the end there were raffles for the different spring/summer baskets that each of the elementary classes put together.  The festivities included a huge bouncy slide that the younger kids could climb and slide down that became very popular over the course of the day. A D.J., dancing, and even a flash mob at one point entertained the audience, and just an overall good time had by all.  

By: Tim Roby