UMUC Congratulates Winners of the Second Military Challenge at the Nation’s Triathlon

Ken Corigliano and Stephanie Brown took first place during UMUC’s Second Annual Military Challenge


By Kerry O’Neill (koneill@mghus.com) |   October 1, 2009

ADELPHI, MD (October 1, 2009)—University of Maryland University College (UMUC) congratulates the male and female winners—Ken Corigliano and Stephanie Brown, respectively—of this year’s UMUC’s Military Challenge race held Sunday, September 13, in Washington, D.C. Corigliano and Brown competed against more than 500 active-duty military personnel and veterans in UMUC’s Second Annual Military Challenge, a race-within-a-race at the Nation’s Triathlon. More than 4,500 participants overall competed in this year’s triathlon, which followed a marked course past many of Washington, D.C.’s, most famous historic landmarks.

Corigliano, who serves in the United States Air Force, also placed ninth overall in the triathlon.Other male Military Challenge race winners include Staz Dawson (Coast Guard), who placed second, and Timothy Faller (Navy) in third. Among female competitors, Washingtonian Stephanie Brown (Navy) won the Military Challenge (placing 23rd overall), followed by Kathryn Hughes (Air Force) in second and Andrea Stover (Marines) in third. “On behalf of UMUC, I would like to congratulate all of the winners and participants in this year’s Military Challenge,” said UMUC President, Susan C. Aldridge. “As a committed educator of the military for more than 60 years, we are pleased to sponsor the race for the second consecutive year. Our active duty service members and veteran military personnel demonstrate extraordinary willpower and commendable strength, not just in this race, but in the sacrifices they make every day serving our country.”

UMUC boasts a 60-year history of service to the military and currently enrolls an estimated 50,000 military service members, veterans, and their families each year. The university offers face-to-face instruction at 20 locations throughout Maryland and educational services at more than 150 locations overseas, including the Middle East.The Fourth Annual Nation’s Triathlon benefited The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America. All proceeds go toward research to help fund better treatments and cures for blood cancer.