MILLTOWN, NJ - Heat is the great equalizer as any runner knows, but today's heat and humidity did not stop Milltown's Kyle Price from crossing the finish line first in the annual July 4 Firecracker 5K. Price finished with a time of 16:56.5 to claim yet another Fourth of July victory. The runner and coach has won the Firecracker 5K for the past several years.

North Brunswick's Bradley Kilheeney finished second with a time of 17:07.7 while recent Spotswood High School graduate and Milltown native Joseph Harold was third with a 17:26.6 finish. Allentown's Devon Hoernlein was the top female finisher with a time of 19:39.1. Hoernlein crossed the finish line in 13th place. Montclair's Shannon McKenna was the second highest female finisher with a 17th place finish with a time of 20:06.5 while Amanda D'Orvilliers from Long Island City, New York with the third highest female to cross the finish line. D'Orvilliers was 25th with a time of 20:46.5.

Rounding out the top ten finishers were:

  • Kyle Stanley - 17:32.8 - Columbus
  • Michael Mazzei - 17:49.5 -Monroe
  • Bartlomiej Bancewicz - 18:39.0 - South River
  • Kenny Mohs - 18:45.4 - East Brunswick
  • Jimmy Demarco - 19:19.6 - Monroe
  • Muhammed Jawneh - 19:22.5 - South River
  • Mike Loenser - 19:23.8 - Somerset

The one-mile Fun Run got the running portion of the day started with a large field of runners ranging in age from toddler to adult. The Firecracker 5K and one-mile Fun Run were the second event of the day for Milltown's Fourth of July celebration. The Fishing Derby at Mill Pond got the day started bright and early at 6 p.m. This morning's July 4 race was followed by the borough's annual parade down Main Street at 10 p.m.