Ashenfelter 8K: Brisk, Brilliant Beginning to Thanksgiving

The Ashenfelter 8K had 2850 runners on a brisk and brilliant Thanksgiving morning. The winner was Mike Soroko, 23, of Kinnelon in 24:56. Rebecca Wassner of New York was the top female finisher in 28:36.

Ashenfelter 8K 2011 Winner Mike Soroko
Top Baristaville runners were 16-year old Reid Hawkins of Glen Ridge was 27th, with a time of 27:46 and Karen Merz of Montclair was 173rd at 32:30.

Olympic gold medalist (3000 meter steeplechase, Helsinki 1952) and race namesake Horace Ashenfelter (bottom) was on hand to congratulate participants

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