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SEAS alum helps break record for gummy catch
Sorenson, Hong complete feat 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.”