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19 August 2012


Overall half-marathon winner Kyle Downs, Bismarck DENNIS J. NEUMANN<>United Tribes News

BISMARCK (UTN) A former University of North Dakota runner won the Half-Marathon event August 18 during the 7th annual running of the United Tribes THUNDERBIRD RUN.

Kyle Downs, Bismarck, formerly of Thief River Falls, MN, finished in 1:15:09. Downs said he the event was a tune-up for an upcoming UND alumni race.

The top female half-marathoner was Donna Stuedeman, Lone Tree, CO, 1:47:11.

Seventy-one runners participated in three events that started and ended at the college in Bismarck.

Winning the 10K was Matthew Mayer, Oak Creek, CO, in 40:23.

Fatima Finley (Three Affiliated), New Town, repeated as the top female 10K finisher at 45:51.

Luke Toso finished first in the 5K at 18:13. Jennifer Heilman, Wilton, ND, was the top female 5K finisher with 28:26.

At the start of the half-marathon, the race temperature was 52 degrees with clear skies and no wind.

Half-Marathon: Kyle Downs, Bismarck,1:15:09; Patrick Johnson, Bismarck, 1:36:34; Jay Sheldon, Bismarck, 1:36:56; Kenneth Starr, Ft. Yates, 1:38:05; Allen Schemmel, Hendersonville, TN, 1:38:25; Chris Gordon, Washburn, 1:41:45; Andrew Wetzel, Grassy Butte, 1:43:48; Donna Stuedeman, Lone Tree, CO, 1:47:11; Katie Knoll, Bismarck, 1:47:19; Greg Link, Bismarck, 1:49:03; Dallas Paproski, Sak,, CANADA, 1:49:11; Lorelei Paproski, Sak, CANADA, 1:49:11; Kim David Paproski, Sak., CANADA, 1:49:11; Pam Iyer, Ft. Collins, CO, 1:49:53; Linda Striebel, Bismarck, 1:50:35; Daniel Shank, Parker, CO, 1:52:19; Chris Fossland, Bismarck, 1:52:56; Sheri Steidel, Fargo, ND, 1:53:01; Carol Clark, Littleton, CO, 1:54:56; Melissa Rotenburger, Bismarck, 1:59:30; Amanda Crockett, Minot, 2:00:17; Jordyn Cook, Eagle Butte, SD, 2:01:19; John Westerg, Jamestown, 2:05:32; Larry Benke, Jamestown, 2:05:34; Lisalee Nearly, Bismarck, 2:06:39; Norma Leingang, Baldwin, 2:14:55; Todd Richardson, Minot, 2:28:09; Barb Neumiller, Jamestown, 2:29:39; Diana Trussel, Bismarck, 2:32:39, Sheily Treely, Osceola, IN, 2:57:58; Sandy Kellenberger, Rancho Palo Verdes, CA, 2:58:04; Maureen Bowen, Raleigh, NC, 2:58:04.


Donna Stuedeman, #403, Lone Tree, CO, was the top female finisher in the half-marathon, DENNIS J. NEUMANN<>United Tribes News

10K: Matthew Mayer, Oak Creek, CO, 40:23; Edin Agamenoni, Great Falls, MT, 42:55; Mike Just, Hazen, 43:55; Chase Iron Eyes, Bismarck, 44:24; Mike Hanson, Mandan, 45:22; Fahtima Finley, New Town, 45:51; Candace Nelson, Wilton, 46:20; Erika Pullen, Bismarck, 50:07; Dan Bahr, Bismarck, 51:39; Wendy Haaland, Carpio, 53:54; Lena Lofstgard, Coleharbor, 53:58; Vicky Bender, Wilton, 54:05; Jade Heilman, Wilton, 54:48; Tania Hellman, Bismarck, 57:01; Carter Hanson, Mandan, 59:13; Christina Brazell, Bismarck, 61:52; Margo Kabbenhoft, Bismarck, 1:02:11; Heidi Peterson, Minot, 1:04:03; Brenda Rhone, Bismarck, 1:04:50; Carrie Burt, Hazelton, 1:06:18; Kelly Ellingson, Williston, 1:09:04.

5K: Luke Toso, Bismarck, 18:13; Chris Walker, Mandan, 20:37; Perry Freidig, Mandan, 21:36; Brian Sitz, Sr., Hazen, 22:06; Emery Red Eagle, Poplar, MT, 23:04; Reese Boehm, Bismarck, 23:52; Russell Swagger Jr., Bismarck, 26:56; Mark Fox, Parshall, 27:58; Jennifer Heilman, Wilton, 28:26; Joel Boon, Bismarck, 29:42; Adam Agamenoni, Great Falls, MT, 30:05; Julie Hruby, Wilton, 30:10; Sheila Murphy, Bismarck, 30:22; Jeff Agamenoni, Great Falls, MT, 32:06; Joan Agamenoni, Great Falls, MT, 32:06; James Knutson, Washburn, 35:06; Jenn Jeffers, Bismarck, 37:24; Sarah Frank, Bismarck, 37:24.

More information: Dan Molnar 701-255-3285 x 1367, dmolnar@uttc.edu.


Matthew Mayer, Oak Tree, CO, won the 10K, DENNIS J. NEUMANN<>United Tribes News

Fatima Finley (Three Affiliated), New Town, ND, repeated as the top female 10K finisher, DENNIS J. NEUMANN<>United Tribes News

A guiding gesture for 5K winner Luke Toso, Bismarck, from Thunderbird Run event coordinator Dan Molnar, DENNIS J. NEUMANN<>United Tribes News

Russell Swagger Jr., age 12, Bismarck, finishes strong in the 5K just ahead of half-marathoner Jay Sheldon, age 34, Bismarck, DENNIS J. NEUMANN<>United Tribes News

Finishing the Thunderbird Run brought three runners closer to their goal of running half-marathons in every state. North Dakota was the 15th state for Sandy Kellenberger (left), Rancho Palo Verdes, CA; and the 42nd state for both Maureen Bowen (center), Raleigh, NC; and Sheily Treely, Oceola, IN, DENNIS J. NEUMANN<>United Tribes News

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