Caribbean Student Organization runs to the finish line – The Wichitan


In the tradition of the MSU reunion, the annual boat race was held at Sikes Lake on Friday, October 29 at 6 p.m. The boats are created by the participating organizations simply using cardboard and duct tape. After the boats are built, each organization / team chooses two people to participate in the race, with the hope of rowing for the top spot. The Caribbean Student Organization was able to take first place. Jabez Mackey, a sophomore mechanical engineering student, was in the boat, but at first he was scared.

“Honestly, I was scared. because it was cold and windy like it’s been lately, but once we got in and stabilized we made some good moves, ”Mackey said.

Mackey says the team was all about teamwork and the pace required. Once in motion, they were able to row smoothly and cross.

“You know we’re all about teamwork and once we slowed down we were able to row and fly,” Mackey said.

Mackey didn’t expect to be able to go as far as they did. He certainly didn’t expect to get the top spot.

“We sank last year and I was totally ready to sink this year, but this year we definitely made some improvements and were able to do it… it took about two weeks, a week and a half to build the boat. construction than the rest for decoration. Our boat held three people, so we had to use more cardboard, there’s a lot to do than just make a box, ”Mackey said.


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