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Victors announced for the 2009 Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Race

Runners from across the region gathered last weekend for the Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Race, which is sponsored each year on the Saturday of the Lakota Omniciye spring powwow in memory of Kevin Whirlwind Horse, a former Black Hills State University student who was killed in a car accident in 1984. The overall winners were Jesse Monroe and Marcie Holben in the 10K run; and Jon Ramsey and Angela Mendoza in the 5K.

The overall winners of the Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial race at Black Hills State University were Jesse Monroe and Marcie Holben in the 10K run; and Jon Ramsey and Angela Mendoza in the 5K.

The Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run is sponsored each year on the Saturday of the Lakota Omniciye spring powwow in memory of Kevin Whirlwind Horse, a former Black Hills State University student who was killed in a car accident in 1984. Marla Herman, a fellow student and member of Lakota Omniciye, organized the first memorial run in the spring of 1985, and it has been held every year since.

Kevin was an active and respected student leader, and the memorial run/walk fundraiser serves to recognize the achievements of students who are working to improve their campus, community, and world through the active pursuit of higher education.

The results are: girl’s eight and under division 1/4 mile run: 1st, Eden Shank (Spearfish); 2nd, Shaylie Holben (Spearfish); and 3rd Stella Marcus (Spearfish).

The boy’s eight and under division 1/4 mile run winners were: 1st, Ethan Jones (Belle Fourche); 2nd, Pascal Britton (Rapid City); and 3rd, Fernando Acuna (Manderson).

The girl’s division for ages 9-12, 1/2 mile run winners were: 1st, Danielle Whirlwind Horse (Manderson); 2nd, Hannah Jones (Belle Fourche); and 3rd, Riley Ullrich (Spearfish).

In the boy’s division for ages 9-12, 1/2 mile run the winners were: 1st, Stran Holben (Spearfish); and 2nd, Canute Bancroft (Spearfish); Joseph One Skunk (Philip).

The under 13 women’s division for the 5K run was won by Isabelle Silva (Spearfish). The men’s under 13 division was won by Sterling McMichael (Spearfish).

The women’s 13-19 5K run was won by Meghan Pedersen (Spearfish). The men’s 13-19 5K run was won by Jon Ramsey (Spearfish).

The winners from the women’s 20-29, 5K were: 1st, Angela Mendoza (Spearfish); 2nd, Savannah Horst (Deadwood); and 3rd, Jody Dirks (Spearfish).

The winners from the men’s 20-29, 5K were: 1st, Tyson White (Eagle Butte); 2nd, Dustin Jordan (Rapid City); and 3rd, Rustin Nordsven (Spearfish).

Winners from the women’s 30-39, 5K were: 1st, Loree Schlichtemeier (Sturgis); 2nd, Rebecca Jones (Belle Fourche); 3rd, Sarah Straight (Rapid City).

Women’s 40-49, 5K were: 1st, Isabel Szymanski (Spearfish); 2nd, Pauline Larvie (Rosebud); and 3rd, Rebecca Pederson (Spearfish).

Men’s 40-49, 5K were: 1st, Robbie Chavira (Rapid City); 2nd, Patrick Britton (Rapid City); 3rd, Jason Schlichtemeier (Sturgis).
The women’s 50 and over, 5K champion was Penny Herman (St. Onge).

The men’s 50 and over, 5K champion was Jerry Dunn (Spearfish).
In the women’s division ages 20-29, 10K winners are: 1st, Amy Kubal (Rapid City); 2nd, Tara Brodkorb (Lead); and 3rd, Marne Gorder (Spearfish).

The men’s 20-29 age group, 10K winners are: 1st, Jesse Monroe (Pierre); 2nd, Joe Rozak (Rapid City); and 3rd, Joshua Lund (Newcastle, Wyo.).

The women’s 30-39, 10K winners are: 1st, Marcie Holben (Spearfish); 2nd, Angie Langenfield (Spearfish); and 3rd, Kathleen Caron (Spearfish).

In the men’s 30-39, 10K race the winners are: 1st, Craig Johnson (Rapid City); 2nd, Cory Voyles (Belle Fourche); and 3rd, Robert Cota.

The men’s age 40-49, 10K champions are: 1st, Wes Broeder (Spearfish); 2nd, Mark Friedel (Spearfish); and 3rd, Gary Kinzler (Sturgis).

The winners from the women’s 50 and over, 10K race are: 1st Lorna Squyer (Nemo); 2nd, Christine Davis (Spearfish); and 3rd Gayla Williams (Spearfish).

The men’s 50 and over, 10K: 1st, Wally Little Moon (Howes); 2nd, Dave Siemens (Spearfish); and 3rd, Marvin Linn (Sturgis).

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