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500 compete in Irvington Turkey Trot

A different kind of race After traveling all over the U.S. as the Democratic Party candidate for Vice President in the November 8 election, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (above right) has returned to a more normal routine. He joined the fun in Irvington last Thursday, running in the Turkey Trot’s two-mile race on Thanksgiving Day morning. Sen. Kaine was in the area visiting his in-laws, Governor and Mrs. Linwood Holton, for the holiday.

Cullen Oliver, 23, of Montross paced both the two-mile and five-mile runners on Thanksgiving Day at the 17th annual Turkey Trot in Irvington.

Oliver won both races, finishing the five-mile in 29:58.4 after warming up with a two-mile run of 10:57.1. This was Oliver’s third win in the Turkey Trot’s two-mile race.

Last year’s two-mile winner, Ricky Cappetta, 23, of Stafford followed Oliver across the finish line in the two-mile, finishing second among males overall with a time of 11:10.4. Oliver’s pace was 5.28 minutes per mile and Cappetta’s 5:35 per mile.

Weems resident Justin Stewart, 26, was third in 11:12.4 with a pace of 5:36 per mile.

High school cross country runner Vilesha Waller, 17, of Irvington led the female racers with the overall best time in the two-mile in 13:29.1. She had a pace of 6:44 per mile.

Denise Schindler, 46, of Reedville was second with a time of 14:33 and a pace of 7:17 per mile and Lisa Smith, 50, of White Stone finished third with a time of 15:10.2.

The two-mile race at 9 a.m. opened the annual Turkey Trot, which featured two-mile, five-mile and Tot Trot races.

A little early morning shower didn’t dampen the fun as King Carter Drive in Irvington started to fill with race participants at 8 a.m.

“Not everyone showed up because of the weather,” said race director Michelle Lybarger, “but it didn’t rain and the sun even came out.”

Some 500 people competed in the three races.

Five-mile race

Oliver won the five-mile race for a second year in a row with a time of 29:58.4 and a pace of 5:59.

Oliver was fourth in 2014.

Alex Christian Faulkner, 23, of Irvington was second in 31:45, with a pace of 6:21.

Donald Mitchell, 45, of Heathsville placed third with a time of 33:09.2.

Amy T. Jones, 50, of Heathsville was the top female finisher for a second consecutive year. She ran the race in 33:37.6 with a pace of 6:43.

Waller was second in the five-mile in the female field. She ran a 37:06.6 race and Sarah Schindler, 19, of Reedville was third in 38:44.1.

Colonial Sports Inc. of Williamsburg provided professional administration and electronic timing for the fifth year.

For a complete list by finish for all runners, visit

Two-mile age group winners:

Males 7 and younger, Luck Bryce, 18:03.8.

Males 8-12, Colby Scioscia, 13:29.8.

Males 13-19, Darius Reed, 11:17.5.

Males 20-29, Matthew Michienzi, 13:36.2.

Males 30-39, Matthew Charles, 13:18.3.

Males 40-49, Lee Lindsey, 11:42.8.

Males 50-59, David Best, 14:25.7.

Males 60-69, Rick Mangum, 18:45.2.

Males 70-79, Bill Broaddus, 20:40.6.

Females 7 and younger, Mary Malone Johnson, 17:43.2.

Females 8-12, Spencer Owen, 17:50.7.

Females 13-19, Alice Johnson, 15:32.3.

Females 20-29, Sarah Kleinfelter, 15:36.6.

Females 30-39, Kristina Holbrook, 17:47.0.

Females, 40-49, Liz Scioscia, 15:47.3.

Females 50-59, Carolyn Burns, 17:50.2.

Females 60-69, Sue Saunders, 21:38.9.

Females 70-79, Ruth M. Degen, 21:45.4.

Five-mile age group winners:

Males 8-12, Jack Porter, 41:21.7.

Males 13-19, Wyatt McCranie, 37:53.1.

Males 20-29, Chase McCarthy, 40:43.1.

Males 30-39, JJ Jensen, 40:20.5.

Males 40-49, Billy Evans, 34:17.9.

Males 50-59, Warren Green, 43:09.4.

Males 60-69, Francis Edwards, 43:29.2.

Females 13-19, Rain Eguiguren, 38:44.3.

Females 20-29, Meredith Breeden, 40:26.9.

Females 30-39, Sari Jensen, 40:39.9.

Females 40-49, Denise Schindler, 38:44.7.

Females 50-59, Anne Hutchings, 40:41.2.

Females 60-69, Donna Dowling, 50:51.8.

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