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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To the Editor:

Hello, Friends,

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Chatham's Meghan LeMon Awarded Degree from Miami University in Ohio

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OXFORD, OH -- Meghan LeMon of Chatham was among more than 3,900 students from Miami University who received degrees during spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Millett Hall.

LeMon graduated MAGNA with a BA degree, majoring in Speech Path & Audiology.

Considered one of eight original "Public Ivies" in the country, Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio.

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