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Chargers Cross Country Runner Wins Spotswood 5K

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Justin Dekovics crosses the finish line first in the Spotswood 5K. Credits: Corey Miller
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Alexandra Coghlan is the top female finisher. Credits: Corey Miller
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Jesse Mackey is the Fun Run winner! Credits: Dawn Miller
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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Justin Dekovics was the top finisher in the 2015 Spotswood 5K.

The annual Spotswood 5K hit the road running this morning with an enthusiastic group of participants that spanned the ages. Both of the Spotswood High School cross country teams suited up for the event.

Dekovics crossed the finish line with a time of 17:37. The 15-year-old is a member of the Chargers cross country team. Michael Moriarty came in second with a time of 17:57. Moriarty is a former cross country runner for the Chargers. The 29-year-old Spotswood native now lives in Colorado, but was in town this weekend to visit family and friends.

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Alexandra Coghlan was the top female finisher with a time or 20:11. The 17-year-old is also a member of the SHS cross country team.

The annual Fun Run started off the day with an energetic group of young runners. Jesse Mackey finished the one-mile run in just over eight minutes with Joey Nardino finishing second.

Runners were treated to an after-run snack of fruit and munchkins courtesy of the Spotswood Recreation Department who sponsored the race. All of the proceeds from today's race will go to benefit the golf and softball teams at Spotswood High School.

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