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Participants register for the First Annual Yellow Jacket Run/Walk. The event, which was held during this year’s Swarm Week activities, was a fundraiser to help support BHSU scholarships. Over 40 people ran in the 5K and 10K events. Each participant received a commemorative t-shirt and gift certificates and prizes were awarded.
Black Hills State University’s Lyle Hare Stadium was the site of the First Annual Yellow Jacket Run/Walk. The event which took place during Swarm Week, was a fundraiser to help support BHSU scholarships.

Over 40 participants took part in the run/walk, which consisted of a 5K, 10K, and a competitive mile.  Each participant received a commemorative t-shirt and gift certificates and prizes were also awarded.

 The winner of the women’s 10K, 19 and under age division, was: Nodi Lippert, 63:15.  

In the men’s 10K, 20-29 age division, the winner was: Jesse Monroe, 37:57.  In the 10K, women’s 20-29 age division, the winners were: Michela Meredith, 54:40; Jody Dirks, 57:28; Shannon Stores, 59:59; Rachel Shank, 60:57; and Hollie Hoffman, 64:04.  

The winner of the men’s 10K, 30-39 age division, was: Wes Broder, 39:56.  The women’s 10K, 30-39 age division, winners were: Lisa Bomengen, 43:24; Wendy Cota, 53:35; Jackie Groce, 55:50; Sandy Baldwin, 63:20; Ticia Hauf, 64:15; Rebecca Pedersen, 65:04; and Julie Simpson, 71:17.  

The top two times for the men’s 10K, 40-49 age division, were: Philip Fatula, 43:32; and Wayne Alderman, 56:08.  The women’s 10K 40-49 age division winners were: Dawn Collins, 57:07; LeeAnn Triscori, 57:09; and Melinda Sterling, 62:42.  

The men’s 50-59 age division, 10K, winners were: Vernon Wong, 50:02; Mike Besson, 69:28; and Brian Beall, 71:18.  Winners of the women’s 50-59 age division, 10K, were: Priscilla Romkema, 49:46; Chris Davis, 56:52; Gayla Williams, 65:53; and Marian Alderman, 88:07.  

The men’s 10K, 60-69 age division, winners were: Fred Romkema, 46:23 and Bob Meyer, 63:16.  

Roberta Parker won the 70 and over age division in the women’s 10K with a time of 88:07.

 The winners of the women’s 5K, 19 and under age division, were: Alana Fatula, 24:50; Ashley Berg, 26:20; and Krista Gleiforst, 29:01.  

The 5K men’s, 20-29 age division, winner was: Thomas Bolke, 22:57.  

The women’s 5K, 30-39 age division, winners were: Amy Haas, 26:13; and Sherry Haiar, 28:42.  

Betsy Silva won the women’s 5K, 40-49 age division with a time of 23:02.  

The men’s 5K, 50-59 age division, winners were: Richard Campbell, 25:05; and Roger Peabody, 30:07.  The 5K women’s, 50-59 age division, winner was Kathleen Engle.  

The 60-69 age division, women’s 5K, winners were: Claudia Little, Linda Hughes, and Barbara Cummings.  

The men’s 5K, 70 and over age division, winner was Jack Frandsen with a time of 34:55.

 The winner's of the men’s competitive mile were Jesse Monroa, 5:30.48, Fred Romkema, 7:07.00; and Bob Meyer, 8:46.33.  The winner of the women’s competitive mile was Ashley Berg, 7:12.33.