Chatham Girls Win Group 2 State Shuttle Hurdles Relay Championship

TOMS RIVER, NJ - The Chatham girls won the shuttle hurdles Group 2 Relay Championship, winning the race by more than a second, Sunday in the Bennett Center.

Liz Malatesta, Erin O'Connor, Elaine Weaver, and Simone Kirton took first place in the shuttle hurdles with a time of  34.88, breaking their own school record in the process.

Chatham earned 12 points overall to finish sixth out of more than 50 Group 2 teams competing.

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Chatham's 4x800-meter relay team of Erin Tencic, Julie Hamilton, Catherine McNiff, and Laura Walsh took sixth place with a season-best time of 10:17.02.

Colleen O'Neill and Erin O'Connor combined to clear 16'6" in the pole vault to place sixth.

Two other Chatham teams posted season-best times: the 4x200 relay team of Simone Kirton, Sarah Prill, Laura Barber and Lia Ferrone ran 1:53.81 and the sprint medley team of Colleen O'Neill, Sarah Prill, Jess Barry and Julia DiSalvio clocked 4:39.04.


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