MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Laura Walsh, Abbie Bigham and Alex Frenzel were the top cross-country runners for Chatham as the Lady Cougars placed third at the Morris County Championships held Tuesday at Greystone Park.

Chatham established a school record with an average time of 20:11 in the 5K race, achieving its highest team finish since 1994. Randolph was first and Mendham second.

The top finishers for Chatham were: Laura Walsh-17th in 19:40; Abbie Bigham-18th in19:49; Alex Frenzel-21st in 20:02; Julie Hamilton-28th in 20:27; Kat Schmitter-38th in 20:56; Maggie Schneider-40th in 21:00; Keren Hynes-48th in 21:12.

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Chatham's JV won the 5K race with 20 points and an average time of 21:50. The top Chatham runners were: Katie Steffens-2nd in 21:17; Grace Malanga-3rd in 21:50; Margaret Harrigan-4th in 21:52; Erin Tencic-5th in 22:02; Regyn Farnan-6th in 22:07; Anya Raadam-7th in 22:11; Teresa Clark-11th in 22:33.
The Chatham Freshman placed second with 41 points in the 4K race with an average of 20:03. The top Chatham runners were: Maggie Gates-7th in19:19; Ellie McAloon-8th in 19:33; Elizabeth Murray-12th in 20:08; Bella Franz-14th in 20:25; Stephanie Mahon-20th in 20:51.