Approximately 22 runners participated in the 18th annual Black Hills State University Alumni Mile, a fundraising event for scholarships.

This year the event raised $2,000 bringing the total contributions to the alumni mile endowment to just over $26,000. Lunch, sponsored by the Stadium Spots Grill, was served in the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame room in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center. Birch Haraden, a senior elementary education major from Billings, Mont., and Wendy O’Lexey, a senior special education major from Rock Springs, Wyo., were awarded the annual Alumni Mile Scholarships.

Pictured at the Alumni Mile standing, left to right,: Dave Little, Spearfish, former BHSU track and field and cross country coach; Stephen Hayes, Class of ’02, Belle Fourche; Dan Bergland, Class of ’89, Beresford; Jack Kirtley, Class of ’93, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Elaine Doll-Dunn, Class of ’79, Spearfish; Phil Bjorneberg, Class of ’86, Sioux Falls; Paul Herman, Class of ’96, Johnston, Colo.; Fred Romkema, Spearfish; Darrell Stewart, Class of ’93, Arvada, Colo.; Scott Kieper, Class of ’95, Marina Del Ray, Calif.; Birch Haraden, BHSU student, Billings, Mont.; Zach Kintzley, Class of ’07, Fort Collins, Colo.; Brent Stille, Class of ’92, Sioux Falls; Jim Glazer, Class of ’82, St. Paul, Minn.; Jim Moravec, Class of ’79, Chico, Calif.; Brian Harms, attended, Belle Fourche; James Hansen, attended, Little Creek, Virginia.; Wendy O’Lexey, BHSU student, Rock Springs, Wyo.; John T. Williams, Class of ’07, Spearfish; Brandon Bertram, Class of ’07, Goodyear, Ariz.; Wesleigh Jastorff, attended, Tea; Vailferree Brechtel, Class of ’05, Spearfish; Luke Watkins, Class of ’07, Rapid City; and Scott Walkinshaw, BHSU cross country coach.