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Clarkson Army ROTC Finishes First of ROTC Teams in Army 10-Miler

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The Clarkson Army ROTC running club traveled to the nation's capital on October 7 to compete in the Army's 23rd annual 10-mile foot race, scoring first place in the Army ROTC team category.

The Clarkson club consisted of two teams: Clarkson Golden Knight team and the Clarkson Golden Knight Mixed team. Each team was scored by the performance of their top four runners.10-miler-2007

Competing against 56 other ROTC teams, the Clarkson Golden Knight team came in first out of all ROTC teams, and 46th out of all 500 teams.

After the race, the Clarkson cadets were congratulated by Major General Oates, the commander of the 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum. The Golden Knight team was sponsored by the Fort Drum chapter of The Association of the United States Army, AUSA.

The Clarkson Golden Knight team was made up of junior Jason W. Burgess, civil engineering major, Wolcott, N.Y.; junior Michael J. Ives, interdisciplinary engineering & management, Ogdensburg, N.Y.; sophomore Brian P. Bierwirth, information systems & business processes, Clifton, Va.; junior Gunnar Gramlich, political science, Fort Ann, N.Y.; junior Michael G. Frisone, mechanical engineering, Rexford, N.Y.; sophomore Matthew G. Wagner, mechanical engineering, Lancaster, Pa; senior Michael P. McLaughlin, interdisciplinary engineering & management, Evans Mills, N.Y.; and sophomore Dylan J. Morphet, civil engineering, Staatsburg, N.Y.

The Clarkson Golden Knight Mix team was made up of senior Kathryn Cavan, psychology, Gouverneur, N.Y. (SUNY Potsdam); junior James I. Onley, computer science, Watertown, N.Y.; sophomore Hilary A. Coker, business studies, Watertown, N.Y.; senior Gerrit F. Dykstra, e-business, Peekskill, N.Y.; and junior Amanda J. Crosley, Arete, South Colton, N.Y.

Billed as the largest 10-mile race in the country, the team of 14 cadets and two cadre officers joined more than 17,000 runners and 500 teams to run through the streets of the capital starting and finishing at the Pentagon.

Photo caption: The Clarkson Army ROTC running club competed in the Army's 23rd annual 10-mile foot race, scoring first place in the Army ROTC team category. Major General Michael Oates, commander of the 10th Mountain Division, congratulates Clarkson ROTC Cadet Jason Burgess. Other runners (left to right): Michael Frisone, Charles Rugg, Major Scott Toth, James Onley, and Dylan Morphet.

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