Young runners dominate Christmas Town Dash 8k

With one notable exception, the eighth annual Christmas Town Dash 8K Run, held Sunday morning at Busch Gardens, was dominated by young runners with local ties, either with the College of William and Mary, or high school runners just finishing their cross country season. There were 2,499 official finishers in the 8K run/walk, a Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix event, almost the same total as in 2016 when there were 2,502 finishers.

The top three men overall were Andrew Osborne, 23, of Yorktown (26:44), Ryan Thompson, 21, of Bristow (26:58) and John Mackey, 18, of Alexandria (27:02). Osborne, a York High grad, who graduated from Lynchburg University this past May, had already easily...