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Annual Buttercup Run draws hundreds

ARLEE — To the south, clouds hung low, skimming the treetops covering Evaro Hill. But the early afternoon sun pierced through the overcast sky, uncovering a brilliant blue sky and warm sun as runners from near and far flocked to the 2012 Buttercup Run in Arlee to bask in the spring day.

“It was a really good (turnout),” said Friends of Arlee board member Cherie Garcelon. “It was sunny and it was just beautiful. It was perfect weather.”

And maybe it was those pleasing temperatures that drew people out to participate. Garcelon said a higher than usual number of runners signed up for late registration With less than a hour before the start of the race approximately 190 runners decided to compete. A total of 390 runners participated in the annual event.

The Buttercup Run is a fundraiser for the Friends of Arlee Schools, Inc., which uses the money raised to create scholarships for Arlee High Schools students and provide grants for Arlee teachers to buy supplemental instructional materials. According to Merrill Bradshaw, Friends of Arlee board member, the organization usually provides scholarships for five to eight students each year. Last year eight students received scholarships, and in 2010 six students were awarded money.

Though the amount of money raised is not known yet, all of the race results are online at www.buttercuprun.com.

RESULTS
5K
Female 0-12
Noelle West, St Ignatius, 27:18.0 Jaden Coston, 28:11.0 Shawntaya Nelson, 30:07.0
Female 13-19
Scarlet Kaplan, Arlee, 20:36.0 Autumn Moran, Arlee, 28:48.0 Haley Boyer, Missoula, 33:06.0
Female 20-29
Charlene Wills, Ronan, 29:18.0 Liz Jordan, Charlo, 29:27.0 Erika Spaulding, Missoula, 31:01.0
Female 30-39
Eva Masin, St. Ignatius, 26:01.0 Lana Page, St. Ignatius, 27:01.0 Ellen McKenzie, 32:19.0
Female 40-49
Kathy Sohlberg, Missoula, 26:14.0 Traci Yocum, Arlee, 29:37.0 Coreena Streets, St. Ignatius, 29:49.0
Female 50-59
Jennifer Straughan, Missoula, 22:37.0 Jamie Ault, Huson, 30:40.0 Marla Reistroffer, Plains, 32:29.0
Female 60-69
Sue Falsey, 27:01.0 Mary Steenberg, Missoula, 29:13.0 Jackee Johnston, Arlee, 34:30.0
Female 70-79
Peg Frame, Missoula, 56:51.0 Floss Felsman, Ronan, 1:06:54.0 Joan Hood, Missoula, 1:08:49.0

Male 12 and under
Tyrese Burdeau, Arlee, 22:59.0 Lane Schall, Arlee, 25:49.0 Troy Matt, St. Ignatius, 26:08.0
Male 13-19
Charlie Lytle, Arlee, 30:17.0 Michael Heath, 30:59.0 Raymond Hale, 31:04.0
Male 20-29
Austin Ault, Huson, 23:37.0 Aaron Brien, Arlee, 26:33.0 Roman Firestone, Charlo, 26:41.0
Male 30-39
Dave Prather, St. Ignatius, 20:38.0 Chili MacFarland, Arlee, 20:50.0 Brett Sproull, Missoula, 21:20.0
Male 40-49
Micah Bogage, Arlee, 24:36.0 Michael Marsolehr, Missoula, 25:15.0 Sten Sohlberg, Missoula, 26:09.0
Male 50-59
Jon Rutkowkse, Missoula, 27:02.0 John Ault, Huson, 28:46.0 Tom McClure, Arlee, 38:32.0
Male 60-69
Merrill Bradshaw, Arlee, 22:56.0 Karl Stein, Arlee, 24:06.0 Charles Blem, Polson, 29:06.0
Male 70-79
Perry Francis, Arlee, 30:20.0 Brad Leonard, 40:35.0
Male 80 and over
Bob Hayes, Missoula, 37:18.0

10K
Female 13-19
Ashley Courville, 47:07.0 Emily Larson, Arlee, 1:04:27.0 Jessica Hansen, Missoula, 1:23:50.0
Female 20-29
Janet Anderson, Lolo, 58:51.0 Annela Rova, Arlee, 1:02:02.0 Emily Sugarman, Missoula, 1:12:41.0
Female 30-39
Rye Palen, Missoula, 41:30.0 Kelly Silk, Missoula, 48:47.0 Serena O’Brien, 55:01.0
Female 40-49
Jami Fitzgerlad, Huson, 57:27.0 Joyce Owen, Florence, 1:04:26.0 Renee Crow, Missoula, 1:04:27.0
Female 50-59
Pearl Cash, Missoula, 1:04:28.0
Female 60-69
Christine Everett, Missoula, 54:27.0 Pat Bristol, Charlo, 57:23.0 Eileen Robbins, Missoula, 1:01:26.0

Male 13-19
Donavan McDonald, 40:53.0 Shannon Tempel, Butte, 44:28.0 Myles Stricker, 52:15.0
Male 20-29
Bruce Genzel, Ronan, 47:28.0 Luke Altenhofen, Arlee, 48:41.0 John Becker, Great Falls, 48:48.0
Male 30-39
Shaun Kendall, Arlee, 47:27.0 Keith Morton, Arlee, 47:50.0 Joshua Higgins, 54:01.0
Male 40-49
Joel Sather, Noxon, 38:45.0 Will Pereira, 42:33.0 Lee Sims, 47:22.0
Male 50-59
Bruce Turlington, Missoula, 43:16.0 Ray McNabb, Browning, 47:23.0 Brian Panian, 53:11.0
Male 60-69
Cramen McClure, Arlee, 1:02:45.0
Male 70-79
Dee Weaver, Arlee, 1:04:27.0

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