Chariot Race

Saturday, 28 September 2002

Today was the 5th annual Keough Hall Chariot Race. Last year, my section, 4B won the race. This year we were eliminated in the 1st round. These chariots are constructed out of plywood and 2x4s by the various dorms on campus. Keough, as host, has a chariot from each section. Our chariot was constructed by the venerable senior mechanical engineer and rampant philadelphian John Fay, my neighbor. He is a master of various arcane things called ‘moments’ and ‘degrees of somethingorother.’ Despite our chariot’s exceptional design, the inexperience of the runners was our demise. such is life.

besides chariot racing we also had mud wrestling and jousting, and togas were in vogue for the afternoon. I have had 4 years to perfect my costume and demeanor, and I daresay I would make a good dead language speaker. I was also invincible in the joust. I even jousted my rector, he couldn’t keep his balance and i couldn’t be knocked off. I am a king of the mountain. The beautiful Pom squad did a little dance for us as well. A good afternoon.