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CoastSportsToday. com Male Athlete of the Week: Zeb Hinker, Lower Cape May

Boys race winner Zeb Hinker (right) runs slightly ahead of Lower Cape May teammate Elijah Jackson, who placed third.

Lower Cape May’s Zeb Hinker after winning the Division 1 race at the South Jersey Open Saturday at DREAM Park.

Zeb Hinker of the Lower Cape May Regional High School boys cross country team is the latest CoastSportsToday.com Male Athlete of the Week.

Hinker, a senior, won the Division 1 race at the South Jersey Track Coaches Association Open held at Delaware River Equestrian, Agriculture and Marine (DREAM) Park in Gloucester County on Saturday. Hinker posted a time of 15 minutes, 58.56 seconds to beat the second-place finisher by almost nine seconds. Hinker led Lower Cape May to a fifth-place finish out of 14 teams at the event, which included 99 individual finishers.

Hinker won the Big 5 Championships at Cape May County Park in late September.