UT Elementary School held its annual Olympic Day event on October 13 and 14. A signature event for the school’s Healthy Family Initiative, Olympic Day included participation by all 304 students as well as a number of parents, staff and volunteers.
Among those in attendance were UT football standouts Vincent Young (pictured above), Aaron Ross (pictured above) and Justin Blalock, basketball great T.J. Ford (pictured above) as well as two Longhorn Olympians — gold-medal winning freestyle swimmers Shaun Jordan (1988 and 1992) and Jill Sterkel (1988 and 1992). Sterkel also served as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns swimming and diving team from 1992 to 2007. Throughout the two-day event, students took part in various group exercises and a number of relay races.
Special thanks to UT Athletics and the T-Association for their support as well as Dell who sent volunteers who helped facilitate a number of activities for the Little Longhorns. More information can also be found on UTES Coach Bob Knipe’s blog.