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.