Manasquan High School runner wins Bradley Beach 5K

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Colin Flood, 17, of Manasquan, crosses the finish line first at the Bradley Beach 5K on Saturday, Aug. 18. PHOTO BY DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS

BRADLEY BEACH – Manasquan High School senior Colin Flood, one of the top returning runners in the Shore Conference, was the first to cross the finish line at the Bradley Beach 5K on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Gov. Phil Murphy also ran in the Bradley Beach 5K on Saturday. PHOTO BY DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS

Flood, 17, said although he is happy to have won the 5K, he had hoped for a better time than his 16:52.

“I wanted to do in the low 16s, instead,” he said.

Flood holds the school record in the 1,600-meter and took 12th place at the Meet of Champions during the last cross country season.  

Much farther back, No. 186 in the male division, was Gov. Phil Murphy, timed at 27:41.

After the race, the governor posed for photos with other runners. When one young girl congratulated him, he responded: “Are you kidding me? You beat me by five minutes!”

The governor said he was glad to be in Bradley Beach for the race.

“It’s an iconic 5K, the 21st annual. This is one you don’t want to miss. It’s nice and flat, no ups and downs, one of the most excellent races you’ll see anywhere,” he said.

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