Chatham's Bondurich Sets Hurdles Record; Kraemer Vaults 13 Feet at Sectional

Stephen Bondurich now owns part of four school boys track records for Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham senior Will Kraemer cleared 13 feet in the pole vault Credits: TAP Chatham

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Chatham High boys track team - led by seniors Stephen Bondurich, Will Kraemer and Nick Ferrone - held the lead with 32 points through Day 1 of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 meet held at Ridge High on Friday.

Bondurich earned 14 points for the Cougars by placing second in the 400-meter dash in 49.91, and third in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in a school-record time of 56.21. His time broke the school mark of 56.56 set by Steve Bang in 2012.

Bondurich now holds or is part of four Chatham school records: the intermediate hurdles, the 400-meter dash, the 4x200 relay and the 4x400 relay.

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Kraemer gained eight points when he set a personal record of 13 feet in the pole vault. Ferrone was forced to run an extra race in the 100-meter dash because the automatic timing system failed to start in his preliminary race. Still, he produced eight points in his second-place finish.

"His strong conditioning from running longer races proved to be an advantage," Chatham boys coach Patrick Barry said.

Jaylen Haye placed sixth for Chatham in the intermediate hurdles in 58.54 and Vincent Avallone was sixth in the 400-meter dash in 51.9.

Other top performances for Chatham included:

Adam Oare: 38feet, 11.5 inches in Shot Put.

Filip Bahunek: 146 feet, 4 inches in Javelin. (9th place)
Ian Higgins: 59.9 in the Intermediate Hurdles (8th place)



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