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Chatham Shot Putter Dennerlein Breaks 1977 Meet Record to Help Chatham Win Sophomore Title at County Championships

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Chatham's Sophomore Morris County Indoor Track Champions with coaches Patrick Barry and Nick DeSantis
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Chatham's Sam Dennerlein broke a meet record in the shot put that had stood for 41 years at the Frosh/Soph County Championships held at Drew Credits: TAP Chatham
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MADISON, NJ - Chatham sophomore Sam Dennerlein won first place in the shot put with a throw that broke a 41-year-old meet record, highlighting the Cougars Sophomore Division team championship at the Frosh/Soph Morris County Indoor Championships held Monday at Drew University.

The Cougar sophomore team earned 51 points to place first ahead of 2-Randolph 43. 3-Delbarton 37. In the Freshman Division, Chatham was fifth with 25 points.

Dennerlein's personal-record throw of 47 feet, 1.75 inches eclipsed the sophomore meet record of 47 feet, point-five inches set by Ron Sappio of Randolph in 1977.

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Also taking first place in the meet for Chatham were Kyle Kressler, who set a personal record of 5 feet, 6 inches in winning the high jump, and Anthony Scerbo, who set a personal record in winning the 600 with a time of 1:28.9.

Other Sophomore medal winners contributed to the team victory which duplicates what the current seniors did two years ago.

Thomas DePinto: 3rd in High Jump at 5 feet, 4 inches (ties PR)
Ryan Storm: 3rd place in Pole Vault:  9 feet.
Colton Christie: 6th place in Shot Put:  33 feet, 3.5 inches.
Kevin Ferreira: 5th place in High Hurdles:  PR in preliminaries at 9.15/9.3 in finals.
4 X 400 team of Mike Culleton, Aidan Christie, Anthony Scerbo and Kevin Ferreira;  3rd at 3:55.73

Other notable Sophs:
Jason Furda: 7th in high hurdles:  PR in preliminaries at 9.43



Freshmen:
Thomas Hyland: 2nd place in High Hurdles:  8.96  (36" height)
Sean Dutton: 6th in 1600 at 5:05.08  PR
                     3rd in 1000 at 3:00.65 PR
Trey Tulley: 4th in 600 at 1:40.8  PR
                  7th in 1600 at 5:09.8  PR
Brendan Arias:  5th in 55 meter dash:  7.55 PR
4 X 400: Team of Sean Dutton, Quinn Newman, Tom Hyland, and Trey Tulley: 4th at 4:16.89 

Others:

Ethan Siauw; 7th in High Hurdles;  10.23

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