Spotswood Cross Country Celebrates Senior Day At Greater Middlesex Conference Championships

The Spotswood High School boys cross country team waits for the start at the October 21 Greater Middlesex Conference Championships at Thompson Park. Credits: Claudia Addesso
The Greater Middlesex Conference White Division champs finished sixth in the team competition. Credits: Claudia Addesso
The Spotswood High School boys cross country coaches and captains are all smiles at the Greater Middlesex Conference Cross Country Championships at Thompson Park. Credits: Claudia Addesso
Nicolette Maselli completed her final GMC Cross Country Championship on October 21. The senior graduates in June. Credits: Claudia Addesso
Sophomore Jessica Addesso was the top female finisher for the Chargers at the GMC Cross Country Championships. Addesso finished with a time of 21:14.58. Credits: Claudia Addesso

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Six Spotswood High School varsity cross country runners competed in their final Greater Middlesex Conference Championships yesterday at Thompson Park. For Nicoletti Maselli, Rich Karczewski, Dan Lumsden, Justin Dekovics, Matt Tarrant and David Addesso, it would be their last time suiting up as a Charger for the annual October race against other Middlesex County high schools. Senior Day is a traditional at SHS with each team honoring the graduating athletes with a little special something as their final season draws to a close. For six runners, Senior Day was celebrated at this year's GMC Championships.

South Brunswick would take the team crown for both the boys and girls varsity cross country GMC Championships. Jake Beacher of Metuchen High School finished first for the boys with a time of 15:56.35 while Shelby Piccinic of Colonia High School came across first with a time of 18:56.87 for the girls varsity.

The Chargers finished sixth in the team competition for the boys varsity while the girls finished eleventh.

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The top male finishers for Spotswood including place and time were as follows:

  • Joseph Harold - 21 - 16:47.63
  • Anthony Nobile - 24 - 16:49.89
  • Justin Dekovics - 27 - 16:52.55
  • Rich Karczewski - 61 - 17:42.02
  • Dan Lumsden - 104 - 18:45.93
  • David Addesso - 110 - 18:55.61
  • Matt Tarrant - 124 - 19:31.34

The top female finishers for the Chargers, including place and time were as follows:

  • Jessica Addesso - 34 - 21:14.58
  • Nicolette Maselli - 40 - 21:33.53
  • Samantha Wasserman - 62 - 22:40.54
  • Kaysi Fajardo - 73 - 23:14.85
  • Samantha Gural - 75 - 23:29.94
  • Olivia Vroom - 95 - 24:13.82
  • Kayla Dekovics - 114 - 25:14.13

With the regular season behind them, the boys and girls cross country teams will continue to practice in preparation for the NJSIAA Sectionals, which will be held on Saturday, November 4. The NJSIAA Sectionals will also be held at Thompson Park in Monroe Township.

The Chargers' boys cross country team was undefeated for the 2017 season and claimed the Greater Middlesex Conference White Division Championship.

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