Renton's Fire and Emergency Services Department team placed 14th out of 118 teams in this weekend's 20th annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. Standings are based on the team's three fastest times. Renton came in at 44:24.45. Spokane Valley Fire Department came in first at 39:57.88.
Fourteen Renton first-responders joined more than 1,500 firefighters and paramedics from around the world on Sunday at Columbia Center Tower in downtown Seattle for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's blood cancer fundraiser.
As of Monday afternoon, the Renton Fire Department had raised $12,737, according to the group's team page. After breaking the team's goal of $10,000 last week, they decided to raise the bar to $15,000, said Team Captain Josh Brown, who'd like to raise $20,000 for next year's stairclimb event. Donations are accepted though the website through the end of March.
Brown had hoped the team would make the top 10 this year, but added there's always next time.
"They're already really exited to do it again," he said. "Some of the guys have already started training for next year."
Josh Brown, 14.02.68, 22nd place overall, 9th in the 30-34 age group.
Mike Hudson, 14.37.22, 41st place overall, 1st in the 50-54 age group.
Stan Engler, 15:44.55, 110th place overall, 1st in the 55-59 age group.
Tom Sowards, 16:27.70, 160th place
Andy Johnson, 16:29.03, 163rd place
Chuck Hawley, 17:28.96, 246th place
Mark dos Remedios, 17:35.33, 254th place.
Andrew Plumless, 19:51.65, 501st place.
Donovan Eckhardt, 20:34.10, 565th place.
Chris Cline, 20:37.91, 570th place.
Patrick Stalnaker, 21:40.76, 654th place.
Justin Cox, 27:49.53, 952nd place.
Jeffrey Vollandt, 28:35.47, 975th place.