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Mar 28, 2015
APD Places Second in Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay

Congratulations on a great achievement!

It’s 120 miles in the heart of the desert and it’s hot – but for over 8,000 participating runners taking part in the annual “Baker to Vegas” Challenge Cup Relay it is the most prestigious and unique law enforcement foot race in the world.


Initiated in 1985, by the Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club, the initial race consisted of 19 teams; in 2015, over260 teams participated!


Officers from the Alhambra Police Department have participated in Baker to Vegas since 1987, and in this 30th anniversary of the event, Alhambra’s finest finished in Second Place in the race category involving agencies with less than 100 officers.  Their overall time?  16 hours, 21 minutes, and 40 seconds


Now that’s some running! 


And in a race of this length and complexity, coming in second is a great achievement!!


The 20-officer team members each ran varying distances, aided and abetted by a sympathetic support team who looked after the runners, keeping them safe and healthy – and hydrated – throughout their ordeal.


Congratulations to Alhambra’s runners and alternates:

Ofc. Juan Mejia
Ofc. Michael Hennes
Cpl. Carlos Donato
Ofc. Byron Garay
Ofc. Phillippe Huynh
Ofc. Brian Chung
Ofc. Marissabel Orozco
Ofc. Robert Marshall
Ofc. Edward Cervantes
Sgt. Taichi Seki
Ofc. Eric Ybarra
Ofc. David Tran
Cpl. Jesus Romero
Ofc. Joseph Wilson
Cpl. Russell Rongavilla
Cpl. Wilfredo Ruiz
Ofc. Joel Ramirez
Ofc. Mark Vega
Ofc. Gerardo Diaz
Ofc. Bradley Lowen

Alternate runners included:
Ofc. Michael Placencia
Cpl. Efren Tamayo


Lt. Daniel Rodriguez
Cpl. Joes Quinones
 


By the way, “Baker to Vegas” 2016 is scheduled for March 19-20 – let us know if you want to support the team as they work toward improving their finish by just one place!!

 

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