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Slideshow: New England Students Stage First “Homeric Games”

Slideshow: New England Students Stage First “Homeric Games”

Posted: October 17, 2019

Last Saturday marked the first-ever Homeric Games of Thomas Aquinas College, New England. For the event, organized by sophomore Pierce Mulholland, the men of the Wilson Residence Hall competed against each other — second floor vs. third floor — in several team and individual competitions modeled after the Homeric Funeral Games.

  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games
  • Homeric Games -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: The Homeric Games

With the women of the Merrill-Keep Residence Hall cheering them on, contestants opened up the competitions on the athletic field with the Sprint, won by freshman John Metilly. Next, they tried their hand at the Discus Throw, with freshman Paul Dinan the heroic victor. The events then took a slightly creative turn with the “Chariot Race” (more colloquially known as the wheelbarrow race), and Paul Dinan and John Mettily won yet again.

The competitions ended with the exciting Relay Race, and the second floor emerged triumphant. Spectators and competitors alike then enjoyed pumpkin bread and other refreshments, which the Merrill-Keep ladies had generously prepared for the occasion.

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