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:
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