The Junior Olympics has been a part of Lower Merion School District's Elementary Physical Education program for more than 60 years. Each spring, the fifth-grade students participate in a track & field unit and, upon completion of that unit, take part in a fun-filled and competitive culminating event as students from all six elementary schools gather at Lower Merion High School's Arnold Field for a morning of track and field events, including the Tug-of-War, High Jump, Long Jump, 60 Yard Dash, the 4 x 100 Relay and more. To view a slideshow of pictures from this year's event, click on the image below!
Friday, May 24-Monday, May 28, 2018
This marks Harriton's 25th consecutive top-ten finish and third top-three finish at Nationals in as many years – the latter being a feat unmatched by any other team in the country.
The Aces wrapped up one of the best seasons in school history with a 15th place finish overall at Nationals and was awarded the Dupont Team Enterprise Award, which recognizes a breakthrough performance by a high school team.
Harriton and Lower Merion were well-represented in this year's program as 145 students were recognized for their exemplary performance - including three perfect scores - across all levels of the exam.