Bondurich Sets Record as Chatham Boys Track "Breezes" to Medals

Stephen Bondurich broke the Chatham school record held by Andrew Vena in winning the 400-meter run at the Ocean Breeze Invitational Credits: Glenn Clark
Jason Alexis set a personal record in the triple jump for Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham
Avery Brown ran 23.31 in the 200 to place fourth for Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham
STATEN ISLAND, NY - Senior Stephen Bondurich established a Chatham record in winning the 400-meter run at the Ocean Breeze Invitational on Wednesday.
Bondurich won the 400 in 50.26, breaking the Chatham school record of 51.94 set by Andrew Vena in 2014.
Jason Alexis set a personal record in the triple jump, earning third place with a leap of 42 feet, 1 inch. He also placed seventh in the high jump and ninth in the long jump.
Avery Brown gained fourth place in the 200-meter run with a time of 23.31 and Nick Ferrone represented Chatham with a sixth-place finish in the 55-meter dash in 6.81.
The Cougars also received a sixth-place finish in the high jump from Blair Dalziel, who leaped 5 feet, 6 inches, and a fourth-place finish from Will Kraemer, who cleared the bar at 12 feet in the pole vault.
Chatham's distance medley team of Matt Stasiukevicius, Alec Gonzalez, Van Benedict and Paul Coyne placed fourth in 12:14.65. Pat Mortensen ran the 1,600 in 4:36.5 to cross in seventh place.
Chatham athletes who set personal records were:
Connor Kressler: Shot Put; 38 feet, 1 inch.
Vincent Avalone: 400; 53.83
Avery Brown: 55;  10th place in 6.87

Bondurich and Jaylen Haye were 8th and 9th in the 200, respectively, at 23.6 and 23.61.

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