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Footrace at Fort Ti next weekend

Crammond died in a car accident in 2005 at age 24.

Crammond, the valedictorian of the Ti High Class of 1999, was a cross country and track champion in high school. He went on to become an honor student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he majored in engineering and was captain of the colleges cross country team.

He was also the leading distance runner on RPIs indoor and outdoor track teams.

He was also a member of the Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum Corps.

After graduation from college, Crammond dominated local races. In 2003 he won the Montcalm Mile in Ticonderoga and the Race the Train event in North Creek. He was third in the Whiteface Uphill Run in Wilmington, fourth in the Prospect Mountain Road Race in Lake George and fifth in the Lake George to Bolton Adirondack Distance Run. He capped that season by winning the Adirondack Marathon in Schroon Lake.

In 2006 the race attracted 102 runners (99 finishers) from seven states and Canada to the historic fort.

Jay Wells won the mens race in 17 minutes, 46 seconds. Kevin Beck of Ti was second, 7 seconds back.

Caroline Lamy of Shawinigan Sud, Quebec, won the womens race in 20:17.

The big winner, though, was the scholarship fund, which raised more than $2,300.

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