Citadel Records Challenge
The Citadel Records Challenge is a year-long event to establish men’s and women’s record marks in a battery of athletic and fitness events. Events require superior individual athletic skill and/or physical fitness. The Citadel Records Challenge is considered an event within the Intramural program; record-breaking performances performed elsewhere, for example during a CFPT or Swim Meet, are not eligible for consideration. This is a Tier 5 event.
All currently enrolled cadets may attempt any or all events. Members of relay events are not required to come from the same company. Varsity cross country, track and field athletes who have been on Corps Squad for 21 or more days this academic year are not eligible to attempt track or field events.
Rope Climb - from a seated position, cadet will climb to the top of rope located in the Deas Hall Gym and touch wooden top for fastest time (to 10th of a second). Feet may not touch the ground on the ascent; legs or feet may not touch rope on ascent.
Standing Broad Jump - for furthest distance, jump out from a standing position, pushing off with both feet at the same time. Start with toes just behind a marked line in the Deas Hall Gym. Distance is measured from the heel closest to the start line or from the body part closest to the start line if cadet falls to the ground. Distance is recorded in feet and whole inches.
High Jump - using a Scissor, Western Roll, Straddle Roll or Flop technique, execute a running high jump that clears the cross bar so that it remains in place. Take-off for any technique used must be one-footed. Height is recorded in feet and whole inches.
Push-Ups - in two (2) minutes, cadet will successfully complete as many push-ups as possible. The starting and ending position is up. Cadet will be prepared for three (3) commands:"Get Ready, resting on knees, "Get Set," front leaning rest position, and "Go," begin first repetition. Cadet may reposition hands, but they must stay in contact with ground.The altered front leaning rest position is the only authorized rest position; cadet may sag in the back; cadet may flex the back. Cadet may not rest on the ground, pick-up feet or hands, or rest on back of feet. Body must be lowered as a single unit until upper arms are parallel to ground.
Sit-Ups - in two (2) minutes, cadet will successfully complete as may sit-ups as possible. The starting and ending position is down. Cadet will be prepared for three (3) commands: "Get Ready," lying on back, legs bent and partner holding ankles, "Get Set," fingers interlocked and hands touching the ground and "Go," begin first repetition. Cadet will keep heels in contact with ground and fingers interlocked and behind the head. Cadet must raise upper body to vertical position and lower body until the bottom of shoulder blades touch ground. Cadet may may rest while in the vertical position but may not rest on the ground. Cadet may not grab back of legs, or push-off ground to raise to the vertical position.
Dead-Hang Pull-Ups – for maximum repetitions, cadet will raise body with arms until the chin is above the bar, and then lower the body until arms are fully extended. The starting and ending position is when the body is hanging with arms fully extended. Cadet may use either a palms facing toward or away grip. Legs may be straight or bent, but may not be raised above the waist. Cadet may not use body or leg motion to aid in the raising or lowering of the body.
4 x 200 meter Freestyle Swim – for fastest time (to 10th of a second), a team of four cadets swims in any style. Each cadet swims two (2) laps of the Citadel Pool. The first swimmer must use a forward start. Swimmers will remain in contact with the pool deck until the previous swimmer has touched the wall. Some part of the body must touch the wall on each turn. The swimmer may be completely submerged for a distance of not more than 16.4 yards (15 meters) after the start and each turn.
Mile Relay Run – for fastest time (to 10th of a second), a team of four cadets races on the most inside lane of the Citadel Track. Each cadet runs one (1) lap of the track. A starting block is not permitted. The baton must be passed within the 20-meter passing zone. The baton must be passed not thrown. If the baton is dropped within the passing zone, either runner may retrieve it. If the baton is dropped outside of the passing zone, the runner who dropped it must retrieve it.
Each cadet’s points for Citadel Record’s Challenge are capped at 35 points per year. Mark must be 90% or better than curent record to earn participation points. The final deadline to attempt events for points is 1800 on the last day of class in the fall and spring semesters.