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SCD goes Olympian in Up the Hill race

Toga-clad runners beat a path up the mountain

Dick Valent passes torch to Herb Poppe

Passing the torch

by Lynda Lester

On 13 September 2002, SCD participated in the 23rd annual NCAR/UCAR Up the Hill Race. The theme of the event, sponsored by the Employee Activities Committee, was the UCAR Olympics. SCD gamely got into the Greek spirit by donning togas and racing swiftly up the mountain.

Blake Caldwell, a student assistant in SCD's Network Engineering and Telecommunications Section, brought home the victory laurel for his first-place finish in the bike race. SCD came in fourth overall in the relay, with 54 runners, 37 togas, and a total time up the hill of 7:45. For complete results, including the formula for calculating relay winners, see 2002 Up-the-Hill Race Results.

For additional coverage and photos, see the UCAR Staff Notes story, Up-the-Hill races feature the fast, the slow, and the toga-clad.

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