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Fair skies and large crowds at Thanksgiving Day race

by Jackie Nunnery

A large crowd of runners filled King Carter Drive on Thursday, November 23, for the 23rd annual Irvington Turkey Trot. 

According to master of ceremonies Albert Pollard, 752 runners—332 men and 420 women—registered for the two-mile, five-mile, or combined races. Ben Weimar and John Roberts Jr., both of Irvington, were this year’s oldest runners at 86.

As he did last year, Brady Scioscia, 17, of Midlothian crossed the finish line first in the two-mile event with a time of 11:11.000. Clara Seifert, 26, of Wilmington, N.C., was also a repeat top women’s finisher in the race with a time of 13:09.000. She placed seventh overall.

In the five-mile race Charlie Stock, 20, of Mathews placed first with a winning time of 29:03.305 while Brooke Kessler, 38, of Harpers Ferry was the top women’s finisher and fifth overall with a time of 33:29.866.

The event was sponsored by the Irvington Village Improvement Association and chip timing was provided by Colonial Sports Race Management. 


Two-mile age group winners:

Top males overall, first, Brady Scioscia, 17, Midlothian, 11:11.000; second, Nathan Koch, 20, Kilmarnock, 11:18.986; third, Warren B. Waddell, 49, Moon, 12:46.000.

Males 7 and younger….
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