All Boston Marathon runners from Butte/Bozeman safe

GALLATIN COUNTY

alissa irei By Alissa Irei, KTVM Anchor, airei@ktvm.com
POSTED: 2:49 PM Apr 15 2013   UPDATED: 6:21 PM Apr 15 2013
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BOZEMAN, Mont. -

KTVM-6 has confirmed the safety of all our area runners who were registered in the Boston Marathon. All 12 Bozeman runners and two Butte runners are reportedly OK.

The owner of the Bozeman Running Company says he's talked to six Bozeman runners since the explosions.

Casey Jermyn tells us he's communicated with Matt and Laurie Edwards, Andy Garza, John Dudas, Rebecca Sorenson and Daniel Stoken, and they are all safe.

He says he's also heard from Nick Ricardi of Gardiner and his son Josh, and they are OK.

Coworkers of Bozeman runners Melissa Casper and Wendy Newman say they have heard from them, and both are safe.

Holly Orrell's sister-in-law tells NBC Montana that Holly was able to call a friend to say that she is OK. She reportedly crossed the finish line about an hour before the explosions.

We talked to Kimberly Roush and Heidi Johnson-Fry. They were unable to make it to Boston, and are both safe in Bozeman.

The parents of Neal Andrews called shortly after our six p.m. broadcast and let us know that Andrews is OK. According to the Boston Athletic Association's website, Andrews finished the race at 3:01:38, more than an hour before the explosions.

Runners from the Bozeman area who are reportedly safe:

Laurie Edwards

Matt Edwards

Andy Garza

Melissa Casper

Wendy Newman

Holly Orrell

Neal Andrews

Kimberly Roush (did not race)

Heidi Johnson-Fry (did not race)

Runners from the Butte area who are reportedly safe, according to Butte Sports:

Bryan Bradshaw

Matthew Choquette