Chatham Girls Track Wins Shuttle Hurdles, 4x1,600 at Millburn Relays

Brigid Horan ran on the winning shuttle hurdles team for Chatham at the Millburn Relays Credits: TAP Chatham
Melina Panagakos ran on the winning shuttle hurdles relay team for Chatham at the Millburn Relays Credits: TAP Chatham
Simone Kirton clocked 13.4 in helping Chatham win the shuttle hurdles at the Millburn Relays Credits: TAP Chatham

MILLBURN, NJ - The Chatham girls track team won two races - the shuttle hurdles and the 4x1,600 - at the Millburn Relays on Saturday.

In the shuttle hurdles, senior Simone Kirton led the way with a 13.4 anchor leg. She teamed up with Leila Kirton (17.2), Brigid Horan (17.9) and Melina Panagakos (18.7).

The Chatham 4x1,600 relay team of Kate Purschke (5:39.7), Yulan Zhang (5:50.8) Moira Horan (5:49.1) and Abbie Bigham (5:39.2) won with a combined time of 22.59.76.

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Chatham's 4x100 relay team of Simone Kirton (12.0), Julia Shehadi (13.0), Jennifer Olnowich (14.1)  and Charlotte Buckman (13.9) placed sixth in 53.24.

Chatham's Varsity sprint medley relay of Jocelyn Hughes (66.7), Christina Yampaglia (29.2), Caroline Paulson (30.1) and Moira Horan (2:41.8) placed fifth in 4:48.87.

Brigid Horan (74.39), Leila Kirton (70.63) and Melina Panagakos (79.11) placed fifth for Chatham in the intermediate hurdles with a time of 3:44.13.

Yulan Zhang (4:18.5), Leila Kirton (63.8), Kate Purschke (2:35.9) and Abbie Bigham (5:39.2) took third in the distance medley relay for Chatham in 13:37.74.

In the Frosh/Soph 4x400, Chatham's team of Colleen Rauch, Marissa Sullivan, Grace Lambrianakos, Melina Panagakos placed fourth in 4:47.71.

In the pole vault, Julia Shehadi and Charlotte Buckman combined to clear 14 feet for sixth place.






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