SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Timothy Yarnall crossed the finish line with a time of 18:55.3 to win the 2019 Spotswood 5K on Saturday. The Milltown native is a member of the Spotswood High School boys cross country team. Teammate Matt Rios was second with a time of 19:02.4 and Monroe Township's Jimmy Demarco was third with a time of 19:21.7. Isabella Peveto was the highest female finisher. Peveto was 20th with a time of 24:07.9. The Spotswood resident is also a member of the Chargers cross country team. Anuj Patel, Hari Nair, Robert Alongi, Josh Engstrom, Mikel Alcazar, Rupa Zimkus and Max Zeygel rounded out the top ten finishers in the borough's annual September 5k.
DeMarco, Engstrom and Zeygel were the only non-teen to finish in the top 10. Peveto, Carly Weldon, Kaysi Fajardo, Ava Perez, Madison Medina, Lauren Chrzanowski, Nina Plowucha, Jenn Legnetti, Kate Dinuzzo and Valeria Thorpe were the top 10 female finishers in the race that is sponsored by the Spotswood Recreation Department.
Engstrom, who ran the race with his son Adam on his birthday, was the male masters winner. Adam Engstrom is a member of the Spotswood High School cross country team and finished in 36th place. Monroe's Tess Clarke was the female masters winner. Clarke had a time of 26:07.3. Nine-year-old Regan Wickliffe of Monroe was the 10 and under winner for the girls. Wickliffe finished with a time of 34:19.3. Sixty-four-year old Ronald Spiegelhoff finished the race with a time of 30:59.7 in 70th place.
More than 100 runners laced up the sneakers on Saturday for the annual September 5K. The Spotswood 5K is always held rain or shine on the second Saturday in September. All of the proceeds from the race go to help Spotswood High School athletic teams fund new equipment and uniforms.