|Snow and cold temperatures
didn't dampen enthusiasm at the 16th annual
Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk held at Black
Hills State University April 15th. More than
100 runners and walkers turned out for the event.
year the proceeds from this run/walk support the Kevin
Whirlwind Horse Memorial Scholarship, honoring this
former Black Hills State University student who was
killed in a car accident in 1984. Whitney Rencountre was
selected as this year's scholarship recipient. Rencountre
graduated from Crow Creek High School in 1998 and is
currently a sophomore majoring in biology at Black Hills
State University. Mae Whirlwind Horse (Kevin's mother)
and Kevin Whirlwind Horse Jr. (Kevin's son) presented the
Lance Adrian (19.48) and Mary Kate Guilfoyle (23.12)
were the overall winners in the 5K run. Dennis Newell
(36.12) and Molly Mason (44.11) took overall honors in
the 10K division. Jared Jacobson and Korral Whirlwind
Horse won the 1/4 mile run, and Leah Sperry and Nathan
Jacobson took first in the 1/2 mile run. Medals were
awarded to 1st-3rd place finishers
in each division.
Whitney Rencountre (left) was the winner of
the Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Scholarship. The
scholarship certificate was presented by Mae
WhirlwindHorse (center) and Kevin Whirlwind Horse Jr.
While the children who competed in the 1/4 and
1/2 mile runs were allowed to complete their races on the
indoor track, adults and some of the children braved the
chilly weather outside for the 5k and 10k runs which were
part of the annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse race
Back to Campus
Horse Race results:
Boys 8 & under 1/4
mile run: 1stJared Jacobson, Rapid
City; 2ndZacho Meyerink, Spearfish; 3rdDominic
Mills, Rapid City; Tanner Triscori, Spearfish; Matt
Altmyer, Spearfish; Clay Benoist, Eagle Butte; Monte
Meyerink, Spearfish; Jacob Tschetter, Spearfish; Morgan
Visto, Spearfish; Lincoln Whirlwind Horse, Interior; Ty
Miller, Rapid City; Jaime May, Allen; Colter King,
Philip; Clancy King, Philip.
Girls 8 & under 1/4 mile run: 1stKorral
Whirlwind Horse, Eagle Butte; 2ndEttie
Mae Benoist, Eagle Butte; 3rdMaKayla
Miller, Rapid City.
Boys 9-12 1/2 mile run: 1stNathan
Jacobson, Rapid City; 2nd, Tommy Holleman, New
Holland; 3rd, Tyler Hemmingson, Spearfish;
Nick Sukstorf, Spearfish; Kolton Messerly, Belle Fourche;
Kael Whirlwind Horse, Eagle Butte.
Girls 9-12 1/2 mile run: 1stLeah
Sperry, Spearfish; 2ndKaitlyn
Hemmingson, Spearfish; 3rdKaty Whirlwind
Horse, Manderson; Meagan Funk, Spearfish.
Mens 5K run: Under 13: 1stWesly
Miller, Rapid City; 2ndLeif Johnson,
Spearfish. 13-19: 1stAloysius Good
Shield, St. Francis; 2ndJustin Eagle
Pipe, St. Francis; 3rdMervin Marshall,
St. Francis; Robert Whirlwind Horse, Manderson; Kevin
Whirlwind Horse, Philip; Wopila Bad Hand, St. Francis.
20-29: 1stLance Adrian, Sioux Falls.
30-39: 1stSteve Her Many Horses,
Rosebud. 40-49: 1stRandy Black,
Spearfish; 2ndMike Besso, Lead. 50 &
Over: 1stHugh Palmer, Sundance.
Womens 5K run: 20-29: 1stMary
Kate Guilfoyle, Spearfish; 2nd, Tara Brodkorb,
Spearfish. 30-39: Bernice Whiting, St. Francis. 40-49: 1stDenise
One Star, Rosebud; 2ndJanet Lillehaug,
Lead; 3rdShirley Big Eagle, Parmelee.
Mens 10K run: 20-29: 1stDennis
Newell, Spearfish; 2ndMichael McDaniel,
Faith; 3rdScooter Hayes, Spearfish;
Duane Synoground, Spearfish; Noah Franklin, Spearfish.
30-39: 1stJohn Nelson, Rapid City.
40-49: 1stCres Tumangday, Spearfish.
Womens 10K run: 13-19: 1stJesse
Pal, Spearfish. 20-29: Molly Mason, Spearfish; Cecilie
Steib, Rapid City. 30-39: 1stBetsy
Silva, Spearfish; 2ndMary Sebert,
Spearfish; 3rdMavis Two Bulls,
Spearfish. 40-49: 1stEileen Thomas,
Event sponsors included K-Mart, Family Thrift,
McDonalds, Safeway, and the Black Hills State University
Donald E. Young Center. The run was coordinated by the
university's Student Support Services staff (Deatta
Chapel, John Mills, Joe Valades, Deb Brauneller, Sharon
Hemmingson, Kaycee Rousseau, and Wendy Jarvis) with help
from Dave Little, Cheryl Leahy, Myrti Whirlwind Horse,
LaFawn Janis, and Desiree Mills. Spearfish Fencing,
Pioneer Bank, Norwest Bank and local newspapers, radio
and television stations also assisted with the event.