Romero Elementary hosted their annual Romero Games Friday with about 90 students in grades 4th and 5th competing in a variety of track and field competitions. Teams from Volta Elementary and Gustine Elementary joined the Romero team in the friendly contest, each participant doing their best to make the podium to receive the first, second or third place ribbon in their event.
The kids competed in 50, 100, and 220 meter races, a 4x4 relay race, and a shuttle run on the track. Field competitions included a softball throw, running long jump, and standing broad jump.
In addition to the individual event ribbons, several trophies were presented at the conclusion of the games.
Two athletes earned trophies for overall highest individual points for boys. One Volta student and Romero 5th grader, Jonathan Reyes, each earned that award.
Aubrey Davalos, Romero 4th grader, took home the trophy for overall highest individual points for girls.
Romero Elementary earned the trophy for Overall Highest Points as a team.
Volta Elementary was awarded the Best Sportsmanship trophy.
Jessica Moua, from Romero staff, reported there were many parents from each of the three schools that attended both the events and awards ceremonies. All students displayed good sportsmanship and did their absolute best. “It was nice to see so many students and guardians supporting the athletes and cheering for them all,” Moua expressed.