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SPOKANE - Final tally of the 30 fastest women in the 25th Lilac Bloomsday Run on Sunday:

Six Kenyans, six Russians, and five Montanans.

Former University of Montana runner Nicole Hunt of Deer Lodge finished 13th overall and third among Americans to lead the Treasure State contingent. Also in the top 30 were Emily Nay of Helena, UM's Sabrina Monro of Montana City, Mary Thane of Missoula and Tana Caskey of Billings.

In addition, Stacy Tangren of the Missoula Mountain West Track Club placed fifth in the women's masters division and 37th overall.

More than 49,500 people entered the 12-kilometer run through the streets of Spokane.

Grizzly Hall of Famer David Morris placed fourth among Americans and 20th overall in the men's run. Former Montana prep standout Brett Winegar of Kalispell also finished in the top 50.

Dominic Kirui, Reuben Cheruiyot and Julius Nderitu, all of Kenya, went 1-2-3 in the men's race. Peter De La Cerda of Alamosa, Colo., was the top American in 13th place.

Elana Myer of South Africa passed Kenya's Sally Barsosio late in the women's race to claim first prize of $7,000. Myer's time was 39 minutes, 23 seconds. Barsosio was two seconds back and won $4,500.

Top American was Sylvia Mosqueda of Pasadena, Calif., in fourth at 39:36.

Former Olympian Annette Peters of Eugene, Ore., who won a couple of Big Sky Conference championships at Montana State in the mid-1980s, was the second American to cross the line and eighth overall in 40:29.

Hunt, the former Nicole Murray, transferred to UM from Northern Illinois in the early 1990s. She is married to another Grizzly runner, Ray Hunt. The 31-year-old recently qualified for the USA Track and Field championships in the 10,000-meter run.

Nay is a former Helena Capital standout who wrapped up her collegiate career at Brigham Young University in 1999. She won the 10k at the Montana Governor's Cup last year.

Monro, a junior at UM where she's a two-time All-American, is redshirting this outdoor track season. Monro recently announced she will transfer to the University of Washington next fall.

Thane, 37, won the 5K at the Missoula Riverbank Run for the second straight year two weekends ago. Caskey ran for Billings Skyview and currently competes for Gonzaga University in Spokane.

Top 10 finishers and Montanans


1. Elana Meyer S Africa 39:23
2. Sally Barsosio Kenya 39:25
3. Silvia Skvortsova Russia 39:32
4. Sylvia Mosqueda Pasadena 39:36
5. Lydia Grigorieva Russia 39:42
6. Lubov Kremleva Russia 40:24
7. Jane Ngotho Kenya 40:25
8. Annette Peters Eugene 40:29
9. Teresa Wanjiku Kenya 40:32
10. Jane Omoro Kenya 40:39
13. Nicole Hunt Deer Lodge 41:49
18. Emily Nay Helena 43:05
23. Sabrina Monro Mont. City 44:06
29. Mary Thane Missoula 46:43
30. Tana Caskey Billings 46:46
37. Stacy Tangren Missoula 47:40
66. Jennifer White Bozeman 50:43
100. Jennifer Pearson Helena 53:17
129. Maggie Smith Butte 54:27
132. Mary Dean Butte 54:34


1. Dominic Kirui Kenya 34:29
2. Reuben Cheruiyot Kenya 34:29
3. Julius Nderitu Kenya 34:31
4. Enock Mitei Kenya 34:36
5. James Koskei Kenya 34:40
6. John Korir Kenya 34:53
7. Joseph Kimani Kenya 34:56
8. Armando Quintanilla Mexico 35:01
9. Simon Sawe Kenya 35:09
10. Stephen Kiogora Kenya 35:10
20. David Morris N.M. 37:14
38. Brett Winegar Kalispell 39:14
45. Ben Rush Helena 39:30
69. Matt Seeley Polson 41:11
75. Clay Bird Polson 41:29
78. Kyle Strode Helena 41:37
93. Hugh Murphy Butte 42:13
96. Jacob Hartsoch Missoula 42:17
103. Mark Tarr Col Falls 42:38
107. Ray Matteson Butte 42:50
112. Mitch Cunningham Whitehall 42:56
116. Don Sundberg Butte 43:00
125. PeterDan Sullivan Helena 43:30
129. Harry Johnson Bozeman 43:36
153. Jeff Thomas Helena 44:22
171. Daniel Bonogofski Spokane 45:00
172. Tony Brendgard Bozeman 45:00
176. Louie Van Duzer Col Falls 45:10
218. Jeremy Hurlbert Missoula 46:18
228. Tom Clary Kalispell 46:30
237. Anthony Tangaro Butte 46:45
248. Steve Weiler Missoula 47:00
355. Phil Dean Butte 48:35
357. Tim Devries Bozeman 48:36
390. Chris Andersen Butte 49:10
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