The annual Watermelon Drop is UC San Diego’s oldest tradition. The event took place Friday, before finals week when this year’s “Watermelon Queen” Justine Hopkins, a second-year theatre major, raced up seven stories of Urey Hall to drop the sacrificial fruit into history. The goal is to break the 1974 splat record of 167 feet, 4 inches. However, this year’s farthest splat missed the mark, coming in at 67 feet, 11 inches.
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