Briefly Noted . . .

Lightening up the Darkest Day

A tradition for at least five years now, the “all speeds and all abilities welcome” Swarthmore Men’s Track group gathered at 5:30 a.m. on the shortest day of the year to celebrate “The 12 Plyos of Christmas” (plyos = plyometric exercises). The call went out to the group to “Be of good cheer/on the darkest day of the year. The dudes with the mostest/will welcome the solstice.” After a brief warm-up jog, the workout took a form that had a certain familiar (golden?) ring to it:

12 Stars a-springing
11 Sumos squatting
10 Jacks a-jumping
9 Russians twisting
8 Crunchers crunching
7 Straight legs lifting
6 Inches holding
5 Bur-r-pees
4 Mountain climbers
3 Pushups pushing
2 In and outs
and a 10 … second … bent … arm … plank!

Anyone interested in hanging with a group of local dudes/dads that get up early in the morning to move their bodies (some quickly and others not so quickly) should send an email to swarthmoremenstrack@googlegroups.com.

Caleb A Baukman and Grace M. DeMarco, both of Wallingford, have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Kutztown University.

Jamie Kenney of Wallingford was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Bucknell University.

Abigail Lombard of Wallingford was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Lehigh University.

Christina Semeraro of Wallingford has been named to the 2017 fall semester dean’s list at Ohio Wesleyan University.

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