Two Kent women finish in the top 10 of Scott Firefighter Stairclimb
March 11, 2013 · 2:33 PM
Kent firefighters Jessi Nemens and Caitlin Corey unofficially finished third and eighth overall in the women's field at the 22nd annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb race Sunday, a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Weichbrodt.
Nemens, Corey and 12 other Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority members competed in the event.
Nemens, 32, raced up 1,311 steps on 69 flights of stairs – an elevation gain of 788 feet to the Columbia Center's observation deck – in 16 minutes, 39 seconds. Corey, 28, did the climb in 18:18.
Georgia Sanz Daniels, 45, of Graham Fire & Rescue, repeated as the women's overall race with a time of 14:22. The field included 134 women.
For Nemens, it was her best finish in three attempts. She placed sixth last year out of 120 women with a time of 17:26.
Nemens finished 193rd out of field of 1,473 climbers.
Andrew Drobeck, 31, of Missoula (Mont.) City Fire, was the top male firefighter finisher for the second straight year, completing the climb in 10:48.
Adam Zachary, 30, was the Kent firefighters' top finisher – 189th with a time of 16:36.