11 Feb HU Claims World Record…in Four Square
Seven Huntington University students set a new Guinness World Record for consecutive games of Four Square. They played for 31 consecutive hours, beating the five-year-old record of 29 hours set by a team of Argentinian students.
The seven young men from Baker Hall played nearly 10,000 rounds of Four Square on January 24-25, using the Baker/Roush lounge. Witnesses–two persons for each four-hour shift–observed every minute of playtime (with periodic 10-minute breaks). Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University, and other HU administrators served as witnesses.
All 31 hours were filmed. The footage and witness statements will be sent to Guiness, which will need to verify the record.
Four Square is quite the rage in Baker Hall. Residents of the second floor try to play on their duct-taped course every night before supper.