WASHINGTON - Members of the Gallaudet University men's and women's cross country teams shifted their attention from their vigorous training schedules to helping out the community.
On Sept. 11, several Bison cross country runners and head coach Byron Moore volunteered to help out at the Nation's Triathlon To Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Coach Moore highlighted the importance of giving back to the community on the 15-year anniversary of the tragedy that occured on Sept. 11, 2001, and stated the importance to support and organization that is searching for a cure for leukemia and lymphoma.
From 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m the Bison student-athletes set up at the corner of East Basin and Ohio on the sprint course about a mile and a half from the finish. The volunteers were responsible for setting up tables, Gatorade coolers and a display of cups before the start of the race. During the race they passed out water and Gatorade, and encouraged runners as they made their way towards the finish line.
"The team can relate because cross country is all about pushing your body past its limit which is what every sngle person did in the Nation's Triathlon. I really admire the pure will it took everyone to participate and finish," said Moore.
The team combined to volunteer 65 hours during the race.
Bison cross country student-athlete volunteers
- John Isaacson
- Dalton Attanasi
- Daniel Carson
- Kai Christenberry
- David Hernandez
- Nick Jones
- Harsh Shah
- Yuan Tang
- James Weichel
- Krisit Luna
- Ivy Sahneyah
- Rudy Sewell