BY CAITLIN COX
COD students and faculty competed in the first ever Roadrunner Stunner Obstacle Course on April 9 on Boone Field at the Palm Desert campus.
Competitors formed teams of three and raced in 10 obstacles for the best time. This event was organized by Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Courtney Doussett in collaboration with Fire Technology, Public Safety Academy, Student Veterans Organization, Kinesiology, Athletics and Exercise is Medicine.
Doussett is also the program director of Exercise is Medicine (EIM). She started putting on events every semester in hopes of making COD a healthy and fit campus. “The ultimate goal of EIM is to create awareness and provide opportunities toward healthy endeavors,” said Doussett.
One of the competitors, Jonathan Gorges, an instructional computer support specialist at COD, said he had a lot of fun running the course and that it was not as difficult as he expected it to be.
There was a tie for first place between Team Runners, who consisted of David Ochoa, Juan Angel Perez and Juan Jesus Perez, and The Probies, who consisted of Travis Jones, Christian Fleszar and Matthew Johnson. Each winning participant received $200 courtesy of the COD Foundation.