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Many thanks to those who participated and assisted with the 2017 Flax to Vax Race + BBQ on Saturday. Heather Lynch and Kurt Bretsch won for the faculty and Mark Nepf and Ashley Cohen won for the students. Overall the top five faculty times beat the top ten student times!

With the help of the SoMAS community, the Graduate Student Club raised $282 for the Flax to Vax Fund Race which will go towards replenishing the Okubo Scholar fund. Bob Cerrato, representing Dana Hall, was the winner of the fund race! Thanks to Larry Swanson, Mark Wiggins, Lesley Thorne, Kamazima Lwiza, Kurt Bretsch, and Bob Cerrato for agreeing to participate in the fund race and to everyone who made donations!

Students, start training now so next year you’ll be able to beat the faculty!

Thanks to Mark Wiggins and all the students who helped setup and take down the event.

Student Times

Rank Name Race Time
1 Mark Nepf 27.12
2 Ben 29.3
3 Ashley Cohen 31.17
4 Molly Graffam 31.28
5 Matt Fuirst 32.15
6 Justin Bopp 32.59
7 Cara Kaifer 34.09
8 Sierra Kuzava 34.09
9 Felipe Gonvalves 34.09
10 Kaitlin O’Toole 35.31
11 Irvin Huang 35.36
12 Sam Gurr 36.07
13 Lis Henderson 36.21
14 Teresa Schwemmer 36.23
15 Johnny Bohorquez 36.48
16 Lisa Herbert 37.01
17 Julia Stepanuk 37.09
18 Caroline Schwaner 37.38
19 Colin Wirth 38.35
20 Luis Medina 39.32
21 Hang Yin 49.18
Xiaoxiao Zhang

Faculty and Staff Times

Rank Name Race Time
1 Heather Lynch 28.09
2 Kurt Bretsch 28.28
3 Joe Warren 30.44
4 Jiawen Zhu 35.15
5 Chris Wolfe 35.19
6 Steve Beaupre 35.25
7 Sleiman Bassim 35.41
8 Bob Aller 36.58

Photos by Kurt Bretsch and Chris Wolfe

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