A Blazer Homecoming
Kicking off Saturday’s Homecoming events, Elms students, faculty, staff and alumni made a great showing at the annual Elms College Blazer 5K Fun Run. Homecoming officially turned into a party when a very special guest joined in at the starting line to urge the runners on. Bolt, Elms College’s recently unveiled mascot, charged in to boast his time to beat of .0413 seconds, the speed of lightning and all.
“It was a gorgeous day for the Homecoming 5K. Just under 50 runners, joggers and walkers participated, a number that we look forward to increasing over the coming years,” remarked Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach Matthew Dyer, who helped organize the race.
There were plenty of athletic events to check out as well. In the morning, the Elms College field hockey team battled it out against Vassar. Then later on in the afternoon, crowd goers cheered the men and women’s soccer players to victory over Regis College.
The members of the men’s soccer team were the first to claim bragging rights in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) opener, carrying a 3-0 lead over the Regis College team. The women’s team then carried on the Elms Blazer spirit of triumph by holding on to a 2-1 lead despite a late game rally by Regis College opponents.
“It’s nice to have activities and all this other stuff going on throughout the whole day,” said nursing student Rebecca Cao ’16. “Everyone can join in!”
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