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Mitchell, Vernazza, Vena Lead Chatham Boys Cross-Country

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • 8:55pm

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Paced by Will Mitchell, the Chatham boys cross-country team posted its best-ever average time on the Greystone Course Tuesday at 17:16.45, according to coach Pat Barry.

Chatham topped Parsippany Hills (17-46) and West Morris (19-43) and narrowly lost to Mendham (25-29).

The Chatham harriers placed five runners ahead of Mendham's fifth runner, but fell just short of victory due to Mendham's 1-2 finish.

Leading the charge for the Cougars was Will Mitchell in 16:38, followed by Dominic Vernazza's 17:17.  Andrew Vena had a great comeback race finishing in 17:22 with, Parth Shah coming in at 17:27.  Liam Hynes rounded out the top five at 17:34.

In the freshman division, the young Chatham harriers were led by Chris Schneider in the one-loop course with a time of 9:31.  Alec Gonzalez was the second runner to cross for Chatham in 9:42,  with Billy Schneider not far behind in 9:47.  Paul Malatesta at 11:27 and Matt Stasiukevicius at 10:48 rounded out the top five for the Cougars.
 

 

 
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