SY Dominates 2007 Sports Day
By David Porter , 61st Air Base Wing Services
/ Published June 18, 2007
Los Angeles Air Force Base -- Although some members of the Los Angeles AFB team arrived at work this week supporting various muscle aches as a result of 2007 Sports Day, the general consensus is that the event conducted Friday, June 15, produced some friendly, competitive fun.
Approximately 750 military and civilian employees of the base and The Aerospace Corporation gathered on the Fort MacArthur Parade Grounds for the day's activities. The weather was extremely cooperative. Hosting Sports Day were the Company Grade Officers' Association and 61st Mission Support Group Services.
Space and Missile Systems Center Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel officially welcomed the contestants. Following his remarks, a 4-K run heralded the day's contests. Male winner was Capt David Romero. Capt Elizabeth Jensen captured the top slot in the female competition.
Over 20 individual and team competitive events followed. These contests ranged from horseshoes and softball distance throw to volleyball and swimming. There was even a water balloon catapult competition and a tug-of-war.
By the end of the day, it was the Space Superiority Systems Wing that had demonstrated its superiority in sports as well as space. This organization captured the lion's share of the events. Not only did it take first, second and third in both the men's and women's softball toss, but it took both the male and female titles in the quarterback agility and accuracy competition, first in the softball team contest, first in the tennis doubles, the female title in the 400-yard track relay, the female title in the 100-yard dash, the ultimate Frisbee competition and both the men's and women's freestyle swimming contests. And this just in--SY was also the winner of the balloon challenge.
Runner-up in the overall competition was SMC's staff who took the dodge ball, WarFit Challenge and basketball competitions, as well as the male title in the 400-yard track relay.
Other organizations that took a piece of the day's actions were the MILSATCOM Systems Wing, Global Positioning Systems Wing, Launch and Range Systems Wing, the 61st Air Base Wing and Satellite Control and Network Systems Group. The Aerospace Corporation dominated the racquetball competition.