Hunt, Reynolds run to victories at Wulfman

Hunt, Reynolds run to victories at Wulfman
Nicole Hunt, left, and Lynn Reynolds finish strong during the 2015 Wulfman race in these Butte Sports file photos.

Nicole Hunt of Anaconda and Lynn Reynolds of Dillon ran to titles at the Wulfman’s Continental Divide Trail race Saturday.

Hunt, 46, won the race for at least the third straight year, finishing the 14-kilometer trek from Homestake Pass to Pipestone Pass in 1 hour, 6 minutes, 8.8 seconds.

Hunt missed her own course record by a couple of seconds. She holds both course records in the race, which goes the reverse direction every other year.

Emily Allison, 28, of Bozeman placed second at 1:08:24, while Amy Friedman, 40, of Missoula took third at 1:09:16.

Michele Bazzanella, 42, was the top Butte finisher. She placed 11th overall in 1:18:55.

Reynolds, 27, and Butte’s Josh Panasuk, 23, flipped positions from last year, with Reynolds edging Panasuk by 30 seconds for yet another win.

Reynolds, who holds both course records for men, finished in 1:02:01. Panasuk finished in 1:02:31. Daniel Gray, 17, of Bozeman placed third at 1:04:05.

Four Butte runners finished in the top 10, led by 17-year-old Sean Staples at seventh place in 1:06:30. Jeff Braun, 52, placed seventh at 1:07:35, Don Foley, 44, took eighth at 1:08:14, and Ozzie Rosenleaf, 42, took 10th at 1:08:57.


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