Fantastic Female Faculty team places second at Colfax Marathon

A group of fleet-footed runners from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus finished second in their relay category at the recent Colfax Marathon, resulting in a boost to the charity of their choice.

The squad, Team CU Anschutz Fantastic Female Faculty, clocked the 26.2 miles, which started and finished in Denver’s City Park, traveling throughout the city and parts of Lakewood, in three hours, 34 minutes and 38 seconds to finish runner-up in the women’s corporate division.

For its strong overall finish in a field of 67 relay squads, Team CU Anschutz received $2,000 to designate to a charity. The team will donate its winnings to Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Members of Team CU Anschutz Fantastic Female Faculty are:

Emily Bates (team captain), PhD, Section of Developmental Biology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Kristin Artinger, PhD, Department of Craniofacial Biology, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

Katherine Fantauzzo, PhD, Department of Craniofacial Biology, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

Lori Sussel, PhD, Barbara Davis Center, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Olivia S. Rissland, PhD, RNA Bioscience Initiative and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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