October 1998 EXTRA!
|Showing ACD's winning form in the relay race, Elliot Atlas (left) hands off to Chris Cantrell near the finish line.|
|These three keep their divisional loyalties close to their chests. From left: Matt Rogers, Scott Landolt, and Eli Karplus.|
ACD's unbeatable combo of high participation (42%) and speed (6:03) made them this year's relay champion. CGD and RAP also notched impressive times, while HAO and SCD brought out 53% and 44% of their staff, respectively.
|Ack! With Bill the Cat scaring up runners for HAO, the division came in tops in participation. Flanking Bill are Keith MacGregor and Kitty Ferguson. Team captain Paul Charbonneau got the idea to include the Berke Breathed creation in honor of Bill Roberts, the HAO software engineer who died in August, so that Bill could complete one more up-the-hill race in spirit. "It was a good rallying point for HAO," says Kitty.|
Despite the torrid temperatures, lead times in the foot and bike races remained as impressive as in years past. The closest finish was in the women's bike race, where Reyna Meenk (F&A) edged out CGD's Christine Shields by only one second (8:02 and 8:03). They were followed by Edeltraud Leibrock, wife of ACD's Bernhard Mayer. Rolling in at 5:34, Rodney James (SCD) achieved the bike race's fastest ascent in three years, just ahead of Blake Caldwell (a budding racer and son of SCD's Ginger Caldwell) and perennial bike-race champ Alan Hills.
It was a near-photo finish for Reyna Meenk, who finished just ahead of Christine Shields in the women's bike race.|
|Rodney James coasts to the finish line.|
Another year, another victory for ace runner Andrew Crook.
For complete results, go to the EAC race page. (Note: This page is accessible only from within UCAR.)