Alumni News Brief

SEAS alum helps break record for gummy catch

Sorenson, Hong complete feat at Harvard Stadium

By Anne J. Manning, Harvard Staff Writer

Will Sorenson, S.B. '23, catches a world-record gummy candy in his mouth at Harvard Stadium

The Guinness World Record for “the greatest distance catching a gummy candy in the mouth” ­— 177 feet, 2 inches, to be exact — belongs to Will Sorenson, S.B. '23, and Harvard volleyball teammate Ryan Hong, who performed the stunt at Harvard Stadium a few days before graduation in May.

It was really kind of like tossing treats to your puppy during training.

“We would always have gummy bears on the sideline for quick sugar, quick energy,” explained Sorenson, who studied mechanical engineering at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “After matches, Ryan would throw them at me, and I would catch them in my mouth.”

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