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Hornberger, Switek take titles at Eden 5K Run in the Country


A RUN IN EDEN — Winners of the Eden 5K Run in the Country included above, Jillian Switek and T.J. Hornberger. The race, as seen directly above, started by the parking lot of Eden Elementary on Schoolview Road, then proceeded to Jennings Road and Main Street (Route 62), before finishing on Legion Drive. The post-race party was at the Eden Chamber of Commerce Shelter on the Corn Fest Grounds.

T.J. Hornberger isn’t waiting for the high school running season to break records. The soon-to-be-senior record-breaking middle and long distance runner at Lake Shore set a new mark at the recently run Eden 5K A Run In the Country.

His time of 15:66 beat the previous record by 11 seconds. Also at the race on Aug. 20, last year’s winner Joshua Wheeler finished fourth overall with a 17:37, which was actually faster than his winning time in 2012. On the female side, Jillian Switek was the winner with a time of 21:43.

According to race organizer Elmer Ploetz the race looks to have drawn an all-time record for runners with about 200 registrants.
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