Ti runner wins Duane Crammond scholarship

"He's had a terrific season and his two All-America season this winter is just the tip of the ice-burg for him," Woods said. "I hope he can stay healthy the rest of the way and you will see more outstanding performances from him.

"He's a hard worker and fun to coach," the coach said. "He's still learning how to race, but he's put up great numbers so far. "

Berube is a biology and secondary education major at Geneseo. He hopes to become a high school teacher and coach.

Matt Karkoski, scholarship committee chairman, said Best is a good choice for the award. Best has many of Crammond's attributes, he said.

"Duane was a great runner, but he was so much more," Karkoski said. "He set a great example for younger runners through his work ethic and determination to succeed.

"We're pleased we can honor Duane with a scholarship and, at the same time, help someone meet their college goals," he added.

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 RPI, where he majored in engineering and was captain of the college's cross country team. He was also the leading distance runner on RPI's indoor and outdoor track teams.

After graduation from college, Crammond dominated local race 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.

Those who wish donate toward the scholarship can send contributions to Karkoski at 25 Black Point Road, Ticonderoga 12883.

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