Virginia High School League

Christmas Town Dash juggled some Grand Prix standings

Three heavy-hitters went into Sunday’s ninth annual Christmas Town Dash 8K Run at Busch Gardens as favorites: Roger Hopper, 27, of Norfolk; Victor Flemming, 39, of Carrollton and Andrew Osborne, 24, of Yorktown.

Three-time defending Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix champion Roger Hopper is a perennial top finisher at the 4.97-mile holiday-themed race. The 2013 William and Mary grad won both 2012 (28:36) and 2013 (28:15), was second in 2014 (27:46) and 2015 (27:57), finished third in 2016 (28:26), then ran his fastest CTD time to date (27:18), but was only fourth last year, behind Osborne (26:44) and two W&M runners.

Flemming was the last male CRR Grand Prix champion before...