Olé Field Day: The Spanish Academy is Victorious!

July 6, 2014

The sky was blue and the heat unforgiving. Spirits were high as the teams arrived at the field. Amid the echoing Arabic drum beats, melodious French songs, energetic Chinese chants, and cries of “olé, olé, olé, olé” borrowed from World Cupfutbol fans, the Field Day at Pomona College began.

An essential part of the MMLA program is the highly anticipated Language Academy Field Day, where the academies get a chance to show their athletic prowess. The afternoon began with an intense hour-long game of of capture-the-flag, which only grew in intensity as the thermometer rose. What then followed were events such as tug-of-war, potato sack races, egg-and-spoon relays and (mercifully) the water balloon toss. With a nail biting competition, students competed to prove who was the best academy and to win the coveted first place trophy for their dorm. For the much-anticipated finale, the academies closed out the Field Day with several games of soccer just as the day finally began to cool down.

I know you just probably skimmed this entire post because you were looking to see which academy won, so, without any further ado, here are the results! The French Academy, despite a valiant effort, took third. The Chinese and Arabic Academies tied for second. And the new reigning champions of the Pomona Field Day this year…. are the Spanish Academy students!

-Lindsay Call, Program Assistant