On Your Mark, Ready, Set, Go
About 70 students from three Adventist schools gathered in Anchorage May 19 for the second annual Track and Field day, organized by Zach Pratt, Anchorage Junior Academy PE teacher. Both Mat Valley Adventist School in Palmer, and Golden Heart Christian School in Fairbanks, made the trek to Anchorage for the event. The Fairbanks students traveled more than 350 miles and spent three days in Anchorage. Brant Berglin, The Second Mile pastor, led the eager students in worship; he challenged them to run their best race, both for the meet and in the choices they make day to day.
The day started with races for the kindergarteners, first- and second-graders, who then left for a day of field trip activities in Anchorage. Events included the typical running events as well as the standing broad jump, triple jump, shot put and discus. “All male records were broken and half the female,” reported Pratt. He then added, “Of course, we just started keeping records last year.”