EDISON, NJ -- Alumni, students, parents, faculty and friends competed in the second Alumni 5K Fun Run at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison on Fall Fair and Homecoming Day. Twenty runners navigated the W+H home cross country course and the top male and female finishers in three age groups earned commemorative trophies, designed by Middle School art teacher Tanda Tucker of Bernardsville and Alumni Association President Katie Vetland of Colonia.

Tom O'Connor of South Plainfield was the overall race winner in a time of 22:18 and captured the Bighorn Male trophy for ages 45 and over. Middle School science teacher Andrea Barnett of Morganville won the Bighorn Female trophy. Alumnus Luke Burroughs of Plainfield from the Class of 1999 took the Ram Male trophy (18-44), while Lower School technology teacher Erin Maciorowski of Neptune won the Ram Female top prize. W+H second-grader Gabby Maciorowski and sixth-grader Ryan Maciorowski, also of Neptune, captured the Lamb trophies for the female and male divisions, respectively.

The winners of the second annual Alumni 5K Fun Run proudly display their trophies. Pictured, from left: Luke Burroughs, Ryan Maciorowski, Erin Maciorowski, Gabby Maciorowski, Tom O’Connor and Andrea Barnett.

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community.