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.
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.
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.