Cadden Wins Featured 1,000-Meter Race at Wayne Valentine Invitational for Chatham Boys Track

Chatham's Liam Cadden, winner of the 1,000-meter run, with Wayne Valentine and Kate McAndrew of Morris Catholic, who won the girls 1,000-meter race
Chatham senior Liam Cadden won the featured 1,000-meter race at the Wayne Valentine Invitational

MADISON, NJ - Chatham senior Liam Cadden won the 1,000-meter run, the featured event at the Wayne Valentine Invitational on Thursday night at Drew University.

"It has been several years since a Chatham athlete has won the featured event at one of the large invitationals held at Drew University," Chatham coach Patrick Barry said. 

Cadden clocked 2:38.99 to win the featured race, which is named after the current and longtime coach at Dover High School. It is second-fastest 1,000 in Chatham school history. Only Dominic Vernazza has run slightly faster at 2:38.52 in 2014.

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Other Varsity medal winners:
Shot Put:  Sam Dennerlein;  4th at 44 feet, 11.5 inches.
Polte Vault:  Matt Saluti:  4th at 10 feet.
                  Julian deKeyser:  6th at 10 feet.
High Jump:  Tom Walsh;  4th at 5 feet, 8 inches.

Notable performances: Chatham Varsity

Kristian Roos in the 55 Hurdles:  8.57, personal record, 10th place

Alex Williams in the 1000 :  2:45.92, personal record, 10th place

Alec Gironda in the 1600; 4:53; 10th place.

Kyle Kressler in the High Jump; 10th place in a PR of 5 feet, 3 inches.

Chatham JV:

High Hurdles:  Kevin Ferreira;  2nd in a PR of 9.14
                     Jason Furda;    6th in a PR of 9.45

Note: The Cougars took five of the top 12 spots in the JV High Hurdles with Tom Hyland in 7th, Ryan Varca in 8th and Ben Prill in 12th.

Others: Colton Christie; Shot Put; 7th at 32 feet, 10 inches.


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