MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Will Mitchell, Liam Hynes and Grant Hauck led the way as the Chatham boys cross-country team set a course record for all schools in winning the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference Championship on Tuesday at Greystone.
Mitchell placed third in 16:20, Hynes crossed fifth in 16:27 and Hauck finished sixth in 16:28 as Chatham won the NJAC Large School Division with 45 points. The team average time of 16:33.73 established a course record for all schools in the 5K race.
The other top runners for Chatham were: Pat Mortensen, 12th in 16:37; Kevin Gesell, 19th in 16:53; Luke Malanga, 48th in 17:42; Jack Byrd, 65th in 18:17.
The Chatham JVs finished in 3rd place with 77 points and average time of 18:19. Chatham's top runners were: David Flynn, 7th in 18:00; Alec Gonzalez 10th in 18:05; Chris Schneider 13th in 18:15; Dan Bresnahan, 21st in 18:33;
Thomas Flynn, 27th in 18:44.
The Chatham Frosh/JV placed fifth in the Short Course-4K with average time of 15:34.5. The top Chatham runners were: Colin Logsdon 1st in 13:48; Bill Galagher 17th in 15:16; Will Sands 27th in 15:40; Declan Maroney 49th in 16:32; Armen Panossian 51st in 16:33.