Wednesday, March 28, 2007

College of Micronesia-FSM to Commemorate Founding Day

The College of Micronesia-FSM Chuuk Campus is set to commemorate their Founding Day for the whole college system, which falls on April fool's day every year. This year the Chuuk Campus will celebrate this event on the 30th of March, a Friday.

The field day will take place at Andersen Field in Iras, Weno, with track events and a few other carnival games including tug-of-war, basket weaving, and so many more. The track events will be the famous 100 meter sprint up to the 1600 meter distance race.

The day is expected to be very "relaxed" yet enjoyable. The FSM Substance Abuse and Mental Health program and the Chuuk Coalition for Home-Based Care for the mental health clients are co-sponsors of this years commemoration, much thanks to Kerio Walliby of SAHM and Inda Maipi of CCHBC for their support.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

High School Track and Field Championships

The dates for the high schools Track-and-Feild (Athletics) Championships in Chuuk are set for April 19, 26, and 27. At the moment, 8 schools have confirmed their participation in this year's competition.
The road races, 10 miles for boys and 5 miles for girls, will take place on the 19th. The prelims for 60 and 100 meters will be on the 26th. Finals will be on the next day. The events to be contested include:
60 meters
100 meters
Triple Jump
Long Jump
200 meters
400 meters
800 meters
1600 meters
road races (10 miles and 5 miles)
coconut husking
basket weaving

Results will be posted here.

The Chuuk Athletics Association has been the working arm for the Interscholastic Sports Commission in Chuuk when in comes to athltics championships for the past 12 years. That relationship is likely to be strengthened for future endeavors.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

High School Track Season 2007

The Secondary Schools in Chuuk Track and Field season is on. In fact, many of the high schools have done their one school track meet, including Berea Christian School, Saramen Chuuk Academy, and Xavier High School. Now, everyone is waiting for the biggest annual event in Chuuk: the high school track and field championships. The organizing committee for such event is the Chuuk Interscholastic Sports Commission. The championships is slated to take place during the third week of April, 2007. More will come.