Hamilton student-athletes participate in Alexandra Kogut event

More than 130 Hamilton College student-athletes participated in the 2017 AK5K at SUNY Polytechnic Institute on Sunday, Oct. 8.
More than 130 Hamilton College student-athletes participated in the 2017 AK5K at SUNY Polytechnic Institute on Sunday, Oct. 8.

More than 130 Hamilton College student-athletes participated in a charity walk and 5-kilometer run in honor of the memory of Alexandra Kogut at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Marcy, N.Y., on Sunday, Oct. 8.

AK5K website

Kogut, who grew up in nearby New Hartford, was killed by her boyfriend in her college dorm room in September 2012. The annual event is a celebration of Kogut's life and all proceeds benefit causes that would have been special to her.

Seven Hamilton varsity intercollegiate teams including men's and women's hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, women's basketball, volleyball and women's cross country took part in the event. The 134 student-athletes that were in attendance is believed to be the most Hamilton has brought to the event in five years.