MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Senior captain Yuwen Zhang led Chatham with a time of 17:50 as the Cougars boys cross-country team defeated Mount Olive, 19 to 44, on Monday at Greystone Park.

"Running as a pack, the team was able to overwhelm the opposition taking 13 of the first 14 spots," Chatham coach Patrick Barry said.

The top seven Chatham finishers:

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Yuwen Zhang;  4th  17:50

Alec Gironda:  7th  17:59

John Romano:  11th  18:19

Sam Viola        14th 18:26

Anthony Scerbo  15th  18:26

Alex Williams     16th  18:29

Greg Himstreet  18th   18:38     100-plus runners total

Freshmen:  Top 7;  In the 1.6 mile short race, Jake Fortuna led the Cougars with a 2nd place finish overall.  His time of 9:54 was a six second improvement over week one.  Jack Tapper was 5th overall and improved his time by six seconds as well covering the course in 10: 05.  The top five runners all broke the 11:00 minute barrier.


Jake Fortuna:  2nd;  9:54

Jack Tapper:  5th:    10:05

Ryan Roskell;  21st;  10:51

Patrick Grosso;  24th;  10:53

Aidan Johnson;  27th;  10:59

Jack Davenport;  31st  11:07

John Malanga;  39th   11:27       aprox 125 runners total