Repeat winner highlights Steve’s Run

Published 9:35 pm Monday, August 2, 2004

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
Notre Dame continued its dominance of Steve's Run.
Tim Moore, of Novi, along with Fighting Irish teammates, Sean O'Donnell and Kaleb Van Ort, crossed the finish line with identical times of 32:01.
Moore was awarded first place, while O'Donnell and Van Ort finished second and third.
This was Moore's first Steve's Run. He noted that the race was tough, but a lot of fun to run.
In the women's 10K, Justina Faulkner won her second title in three years and third overall as she easily outdistanced the competition on Saturday.
Faulkner, who was unable to defend her title in 2003 due to the birth of her child, ran 37:39 to blow away the competition.
Runner-up, Stephanie Madia, of Notre Dame, finished with a time of 39:20.
Race director Ron Gunn said that Steve's Run, now in its 30th year, established a new record for finishers with 1,151.
In 2003, 1,057 crossed the finish line. A total of 1,223 people registered for the race.
In the 5K event, Kalamazoo's Paul Barrons successfully defeated his title by running faster than he did the previous year.
Barrons ran 15:31 to easily defeat runner-up Ryan Johnson of Notre Dame, who ran 16:14.
Andrea Hutchings of St. Joseph was the women's 5K race winner with a time of 18:32.
In the women's 5K race, Diane Brown of Sturgis was the winner with a time of 30:18. Nancy Nelson of Benton Harbor took second with a time of 35:45.
In the 5K men's walk, Dowagiac's Tyler Cook came home a winner with a time of 24:12.
Clarence Grimm of Niles was second with a time of 27:24.