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Record number of runners compete in UCSD’s Triton 5K

Nick Sigmon completes the 3.1-mile route across UC San Diego and burst through the finish line in just over 15 minutes. Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications
Nick Sigmon completes the 3.1-mile route across UC San Diego and burst through the finish line in just over 15 minutes. Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

From UCSD Reports

A record number — more than 2,500 participants — raised $300,000 for student scholarships on June 8 at the UC San Diego Triton 5K, an annual race that takes place during Alumni Weekend.
Nick Sigmon completes the 3.1-mile route across UC San Diego and burst through the finish line in just over 15 minutes. Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications
Nick Sigmon completes the 3.1-mile route across UC San Diego and burst through the finish line in just over 15 minutes. Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

Nick Sigmon was the top male runner at 15:43. A UCSD alumnus, Sigmon is now a grad student with a goal of becoming a high school biology teacher.

The fastest female participant was Nihal Kayali at 17:17, a La Jolla native and undergraduate at Yale University, and part of her university’s cross-country and track and field teams.

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Participants ranged in age from six months to 90, and many formed teams, the largest with more than 140 members.

New this year was the Kid’s Fun Run, intended to be a 100-meter dash, but the overzealous youngsters kept on going for the full 400-meter lap on their own accord!

A corresponding race occurred the day before (June 7) in Hong Kong, where 17 UCSD alumni held their own race on the other side of the globe.