Basmajian Earns Spot in Ironman World Championship
Upper School math teacher Alden Basmajian finished eighth out of 2,366 athletes (fourth in his age group) at Ironman Louisville over the weekend. He earned a spot in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Basmjain finished in 8:08.13. The 2019 IRONMAN Louisville will offer 40 qualifying slots to the 2020 Vega IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. The Ironman is made up of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a full marathon run. Basmajian is the Saints varsity cross country coach. He's also an assistant coach with both the indoor and outdoor track teams. Basmajian is a Richmond native and attended St. Christopher's.
Saints religion teacher Rev. Drew Johnson (a goalkeeper coach with the varsity field hockey team) competed in Louisville as well, finishing his third Ironman event.
Kindergarten teachers Maddy Hargis and Caroline Kilby traveled to Germany over the summer as a part of the 2018 Summer Study Abroad program developed by the University of Richmond Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) program.