If Watermelon Misses Mark, It's "All Good"

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, Jun 7, 2013  |  Updated 4:39 PM PDT
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Melon Drop Misses Mark

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Melon Drop Misses Mark

This is the 49th year of the watermelon drop. The goal is to try and break the splat record of 167 feet, 4 inches, set in 1974.
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UC San Diego proved Friday that even when your watermelon doesn’t hit the target, it’s all good anyway.

Sophomore Justine Hopkins, this year’s Watermelon Queen, said it was nerve-wracking being at the center of the college tradition Friday.

With her large crown, stately golf cart entrance and sash, Hopkins said she felt privileged to haul the melon off the seventh floor of Urey Hall.

“I may have missed the mark a little bit but it was fun regardless,” Hopkins said. “It’s all good.”

This is the 49th year of the watermelon drop. The goal is to try and break the splat record of 167 feet, 4 inches, set in 1974.

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