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Patrick Booher, Sunrayce Program Manager
Godfrey, Ill., June 20, 1997 -- George Washington University's team took Day II and the overall lead as Sunrayce 97 completed its second day of running. Their elapsed time for the day was 4:10:31. Second place went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 4:11:27. The two teams are neck-in-neck with only 11 seconds separating them in the overall standings. In third place is California State University-Los Angeles, 4:23:01.
The daily Sportsmanship award went to Stanford University/UC - Berkeley for repeatedly pulling over to let another team attempt to pass even though it could have meant losing position.
Sunrayce 97 continues Saturday with a 165 mile stretch to Fulton, Mo., with a mid-day stop in Louisiana, Mo.
Sunrayce 97 is a solar cross-country event that runs from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs, Colo. The 10-day event will pass through Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado and is sponsored by EDS, General Motors, and the U.S. Department of Energy.
(See Sunrayce Website for the official race results for the day.)