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Sewickley Academy students go for sport stacking record

Kristina Serafini
| Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, 12:06 a.m.
Sewickley Academy fifth-grader Sebastian Betters gets a lift from his mother, Candice Betters, to put the top cup on a stack during a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The event marked the fourth consecutive year the Sewickley Academy community has participated in what Guinness World Records calls the 'World's Largest Sport Stacking Event.' Last year, more than 600,000 worldwide participated.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Sewickley Academy fifth-grader Sebastian Betters gets a lift from his mother, Candice Betters, to put the top cup on a stack during a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The event marked the fourth consecutive year the Sewickley Academy community has participated in what Guinness World Records calls the 'World's Largest Sport Stacking Event.' Last year, more than 600,000 worldwide participated.
Sewickley Academy fifth-grader Jackson Quigley reacts after running through an knocking over a giant stack of cups during a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The event marked the fourth consecutive year the Sewickley Academy community has participated in what Guinness World Records calls the 'World's Largest Sport Stacking Event.' Last year, more than 600,000 worldwide participated.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Sewickley Academy fifth-grader Jackson Quigley reacts after running through an knocking over a giant stack of cups during a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The event marked the fourth consecutive year the Sewickley Academy community has participated in what Guinness World Records calls the 'World's Largest Sport Stacking Event.' Last year, more than 600,000 worldwide participated.
Sewickley Academy fifth-grader Maddie Hurray reacts as her stack of 19 cups tips over during a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The event marked the fourth consecutive year the Sewickley Academy community has participated in what Guinness World Records calls the 'World's Largest Sport Stacking Event.' Last year, more than 600,000 worldwide participated.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Sewickley Academy fifth-grader Maddie Hurray reacts as her stack of 19 cups tips over during a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The event marked the fourth consecutive year the Sewickley Academy community has participated in what Guinness World Records calls the 'World's Largest Sport Stacking Event.' Last year, more than 600,000 worldwide participated.
Cups begin to tip over as Sewickley Academy fifth-grader Alaina Ohr attempts to build a formation during a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The event marked the fourth consecutive year the Sewickley Academy community has participated in what Guinness World Records calls the 'World's Largest Sport Stacking Event.' Last year, more than 600,000 worldwide participated.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Cups begin to tip over as Sewickley Academy fifth-grader Alaina Ohr attempts to build a formation during a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The event marked the fourth consecutive year the Sewickley Academy community has participated in what Guinness World Records calls the 'World's Largest Sport Stacking Event.' Last year, more than 600,000 worldwide participated.
Sewickley Academy fifth-grader Gwyn Belt reacts as a pyramid she and classmates are making out of large cups starts to wobble during a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The event marked the fourth consecutive year the Sewickley Academy community has participated in what Guinness World Records calls the 'World's Largest Sport Stacking Event.' Last year, more than 600,000 worldwide participated.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Sewickley Academy fifth-grader Gwyn Belt reacts as a pyramid she and classmates are making out of large cups starts to wobble during a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. The event marked the fourth consecutive year the Sewickley Academy community has participated in what Guinness World Records calls the 'World's Largest Sport Stacking Event.' Last year, more than 600,000 worldwide participated.

Sewickley Academy students attempted to set a Guinness World Record for sport stacking on Nov. 17.

It was the fourth year students at the private Edgeworth school participated in the event.

The official record is for “World's Largest Sport Stacking Event.”

Stackers from around the world participated.

Last year, 618,394 stackers participated to break the 2014 record. This year's goal was 625,000 stackers.

Kristina Serafini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at kserafini@tribweb.com or on Twitter at @KristinaS_Trib.

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