2004

In by Alex Bourne

The student beat his mentor, as Devin McDowell handily beat his coach Kevin Brinegar with a time of 32:45, almost a minute faster than Brinegar’s time of 33:40. ?It was awesome,? said McDowell. ?It was something I’ve been trying to do for a long time.? A Central Florida graduate, Sara Dillman, came in first on the women’s side with a …

2003

In by Alex Bourne

Kevin Brinegar became the first male to win back to back victories in the race with a time of 33:22. In doing so, the Lathrop High School cross country coach beat one of his own students, Devin McDowell, who took second with a time of 33:52. On the women’s side, 1984 winner and one of the state’s all-time top prep …

2002

In by Alex Bourne

Susan Faulkner cleared close to three minutes off of her 2001 time to easily take first place with a time of 36:57, the first time a woman broke the 37:00 mark in close to 13 years. Meanwhile, on the men?s side, Kevin Brinegar got the best of his 2000 MSR rival Mike Kramer by edging him out at the finish …

2001

In by Alex Bourne

If the men?s winner of the 2001 MSR looked somewhat familiar, that?s because he was just recently on the cover of Running Times. One of the top distance runners in the country, LeMay came in second in the 1996 Olympic Time Trails in the 10,000 meters. His PR for the 10K is a 28:00. Fortunately for 1990 and 1992 winner, …

2000

In by Alex Bourne

He ran in the inaugural MSR in 1983, and in 2000 he made a comeback to lead a contingency of five Fairbanks runners in the men?s division. Mike Kramer came in first with a time of 33:22 to hold off his local rival, Kevin Brinegar, who finished in 33:34. The future and past of the UAF ski team?represented by Juraj …

1999

In by Alex Bourne

A trio of Fairbanks runners led the women?s division. Tina Devine beat out Michelle Mitchell for first place with a time of 39:24. Mitchell finished second with a time of 40:08 while Moonsun Stone came in third with a time of 40:48. No such luck on the men?s side, as Kevin Jacobsen of Anchorage finished first with a time of …

1998

In by Alex Bourne

Fairbanks runner Heather Hunt, who trains by playing soccer, clocked one of the fastest woman?s time in years with a time of 37:04. She was followed by Tina Devine with a time of 38:35. Anchorage?s Joe Alward won the men?s division with a time of 31:35, and was followed by Noah Zabrosky with a time of 32:11. Fairbanks runner Tony …

1997

In by Alex Bourne

For the fourth year in a row, the boys from down south won the men?s division. 1995 champ Fisher edged out training partner Paul Ruston to take first with a time of 31:23, while Fisher?s girlfriend, Ruth Horton, won the women?s division with a time of 38:39. Tina Devine handely beat the 1996 women?s champ, Debbie Mumma, with a time …

1996

In by Alex Bourne

Kirk Fisher enjoyed his time in the 1995 MSR so much that he invited his best friends to come up for the 1996 race, which lead to an Anchorage domination of the race. Anchorage men swept the top five, while a trio of Anchorage women captured the top three in their division. Marcus Dunbar won the men?s race with a …

1995

In by Alex Bourne

With the race now ending at Alaskaland, Anchorage runners Kirk Fisher (32:41) and Lisa Keller (37:37) beat Fairbanks two top local runners to win the MSR crowns in 1995. Murphy took second to Fisher with a time of 33:02, which was good enough to hold back Andy Ferguson, who beat him the previous year. Second place in the women?s division …