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

Chatham's Sophomore Morris County Indoor Track Champions with coaches Patrick Barry and Nick DeSantis
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

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

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 


Ethan Siauw; 7th in High Hurdles;  10.23

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