By Alexi Iafrato | [email protected] | April 15, 2019 at 10:50 pm Striding runners, signs and screams. That trifecta has made Wellesley College a go-to spot on the Boston Marathon course since the first race. “We’ve been cheering people on since the first marathon, and that’s why we needed to be here today,” one Wellesley College senior said. The passage through Wellesley is so loud and spirited, it’s become known as the “scream tunnel” to marathoners. But it’s not just the yells that give runners a boost. A committee of students takes requests from around the world to create custom signs to greet the runners who pass through. “This year was a record-breaking year for us. We got 650 sign requests,” sign chair Jordanne Stobbs-Vergara told the Herald. The students spent two weeks bringing the messages to life. Each handmade sign has a unique message — ranging from witty to inspirational. But their goal is the same — to cheer on everyone that races past.