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THE WINNER: Eli Moskowitz
School: Souhegan (Amherst, N.H.)
Weight: 140 pounds
Athletic achievement: He finished 26th at the national Foot Locker Cross Country Championships with a time of 15:59 this past season. A three-time NHCCCA Division 2 All-State honoree, Moskowitz raced to individual titles at both the Division 2 championships in 15:58.20 and the Meet of Champions in 15:32.40. Also the Runner of the Year as named by the New Hampshire Cross Country Coaches Association and Nashua Telegraph, Moskowitz took seventh at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional championships in 15:40.50. He finished fifth at the New England Cross Country Championships, clocking a 15:54.
Academic excellence: Moskowitz has maintained a 3.39 GPA.
Exemplary character: In addition to mentoring refugee children from Asia and fundraising for Solar Cooker International’s efforts to provide sustainable cooking materials in Africa, he has also volunteered at the Lowell Transitional Living Center and as part of the Hope for Gus Foundation’s efforts to benefit muscular dystrophy research. Moskowitz has also maintained trails at Acadia National Park and served as a trail monitor for USA Track & Field.
“Eli Moskowitz has been a force in New Hampshire running for his entire high school career,” said Stan Lyford, head coach of rival Portsmouth High. “And this year was clearly his best.”
THE FUTURE: Moskowitz will run for Brown.