Upstate News

October 7, 1998
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

SUNY Health Science Center runners place eighth in the national Corporate Challenge Championship

Employees of the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse placed eighth out of 71 teams competing in the co-ed division of the Corporate Challenge Championships, held Saturday, Oct. 3 in New York City.

The SUNY Health Science Center was eligible to participate in the national championships because of its first place finish in the co-ed division of the Syracuse Corporate Challenge, which was held Aug. 4 at Onondaga Lake Park.

Team members and their times are:

Antonio DeCarli, M.D.                       20:00; placed 126 out of 730 men Karen Kemmis, a physical therapist          20:51; placed 9 out of 385 women Sean Higgins, a research scientist          21:13; placed 209 out of 730 Cassandra Crane, a computer specialist      24:32; placed 97 out of 385 

Kemmis’s time was good enough for a ninth place finish out of a field of 385 women. “I was really relaxed and well prepared,” said Kemmis, who runs anywhere from 60 to 80 miles a week.

Team members each received a Tiffany ice bucket for their eighth place finish in the co-ed division.

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