Reed Kamyszek competes in his First Professional 15k Race | Events
Orange alums shine at local race!
Syracuse's Reed Kamyszek made his professional racing debut with Stotan Racing locally at the Boilermaker 15k in Utica, N.Y. He was joined by 2014 'Cuse Alum Sarah Pagano, who races for the Boston Athletic Association.
Pagano finished ninth in the women's race with a time of 52:37 and was the third representative from the United States to cross the finish line. Mary Wacera Ngugi of Kenya won the women's race in 48:49.
Kamyszek, who earned his degree in biology this May, finished 24th at the event with a time of 48:10. Kenya's Eliud Ngetich won the race in 43:31, and Kamyszek was the sixth runner from the U.S. across the line.
The Grand Rapids, Michigan native ran to an eighth-place finish at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, which helped propel the Orange to a No. 2 ranking in the USTFCCCA rankings – the program's highest rank in history this season.
He also finished 19th at the ACC Championships, helping the Orange to its second-straight ACC Championship and fifth conference title in the last six seasons. The Syracuse men's cross country team finished the year in fifth at the NCAA Championships, which was the highest finish in nearly 60 years for the program.
Kamyszek was also a member of the Capital One Academic All-District team this year for the second time. The former Elite 89 winner for the highest GPA at an NCAA Championships event, he will be attending medical school at Duke this fall.
Pagano closed her Syracuse career with a seventh-place finish in the 10k, earning First Team All-America honors at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She has already qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials after her strong performance at the Houston Half Marathon this winter.
This article written by Syracuse Athletic Paper