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West Genesee swimmer McMahon wins at Griffin sprint meet

first_imgKeegan Scharoun, Ryan McMahon, Alex Shuron and Chase Foresti went 1:45.13 in the 200 medley relay, second only to Baldwinsville’s winning 1:44.01.On his own, Shuron went 25.61 seconds in the 50 freestyle putting him second behind Liverpool’s Curtis Merrick (24.72), also taking seventh in the 100 butterfly in 59.81 seconds as Matt Barrington was 10th in 1:02.31.Meanwhile, Scharoun finished third in the 100 backstroke in 57.67 seconds and also took third in the 50 backstroke in 27.34 seconds while getting to third place in the 100 individual medley in 1:00.99. WG will challenge defending league and sectional Class A champion Liverpool next Tuesday night in Camillus.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Helping itself stay sharp during the long holiday break, the West Genesee boys swim team joined other top large schools for last Friday’s Gary Griffin Sprint Invitational.And it included the Wildcats’ Ryan McMahon victorious in the 50-yard breaststroke, an event unique to the Griffin meet. In 29.11 seconds, McMahon was more than a second ahead of Fulton’s Tyler LaDue (30.20) in the second spot.Moving to the 100 breaststroke, McMahon posted 1:03.84, beating everyone except Baldwinsville’s Nick Schultz, who qualified for the state meet by winning in 57.68 seconds.center_img Tags: swimmingWest Geneseelast_img read more

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Keck opens new stem cell research center on HSC

first_imgThe Keck School of Medicine welcomes the new Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research today with the grand opening of a $80-million, five-story building.The dedication ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include a ribbon cutting, speeches and tours following the celebration of the 87,500-square foot building located on the Health Sciences Campus.Keck School Dean Carmen Puliafito, USC President C.L. Max Nikias, State Sen. Gloria Romero, building donors Eli and Edythe Broad, and representatives from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine will be present at the ceremony.The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, a Los-Angeles based national philanthropy aiming to “advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts” according to its mission statement, donated $30 million toward the development of the building, in addition to CIRM’s $27-million gift. Additional donations for the building were made by private philanthropists.The building received a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation, the first LEED designation on the HSC. The structure earned its designation for its eco-friendly design, which incorporated a unique low-iron glass and an HVAC system that uses water instead of air for cooling.The center, which is the newest addition to the group of biomedical research centers on the HSC, will house three areas of study: stem cell, preclinical and clinical research.“Our goal in investing in this world-class center at USC is to create an integral hub for stem cell research in Southern California,” Eli Broad told Keck news. “This innovative building represents the infinite possibilities for medical discovery by researchers drawn from around the world.”last_img read more

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