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51st Junior Olympics Roaring with Fun for Students

Students from upper grades across the Los Altos School District gathered at Mountain View High School to compete in various events Saturday.

Every spring for the past 51 years, the students in the participate in an olympic day of events just for them, encouraging sportsmanship, competition and fun, according to this year's co-chairs in the program.

Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades at , , ,, , , and Springer schools had the opportunity to compete in various events throughout the morning and afternoon at Mountain View High School. The events include: the 1320 yard run, 75-yard dash, 60 yard hurdles, softball throw, 30-second jump rope, standing long jump, basketball free throw, 400m relay, and chin-ups.

Representatives from each school ran a portion of the track holding an authentic Olympic torch from the 1984 Summer Olympics and passing it on to another school's pair of representatives. Before the games officially began for the day, presented the district with a check for $2.35 million and urged parents to .

Tamara Logan May 02, 2011 at 07:31 PM
What a fun day! Thanks LAEF and many vonlunteers.
Roxanne April 28, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Junior Olympics brings back exciting memories for me as a parent and volunteer. Many years ago my daughter and son participated in the 1320 race, relay races, basketball throw, chin-ups, jump rope and more. I like the fact a child can participate in a variety of events.

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