Chatham's Kirton Places Third in High Hurdles at Meet of Champions

Chatham High junior Simone Kirton placed third in the high hurdles at the Meet of Champions with a school-record time of 14.44 Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham senior Will Kraemer cleared 13 feet in the pole vault at the Meet of Champions Credits: TAP Chatham

BAYVILLE, NJ - Chatham High junior Simone Kirton culminated her impressive spring track season with a third-place finish in the 100-meter high hurdles Wednesday night at NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Central Regional High.

Competing against the best hurdlers in the state, Kirton broke her own school record with a time of 14.44 seconds.

Other highlights of Kirton's season include 100-meter high hurdle wins at the NJAC Meet, the Morris County Championships, the NJSIAA North II, Group 3 State Sectionals, and the Group 3 State Championships.

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The Chatham High boys also competed at the Meet of Champions with the 4x400 relay team of Nick Ferrone (50.4), Jaylen Haye (51.1), Vincent Avallone (52.8) and Steve Bondurich (48.8.) finishing 13th overall in 3:23.31.

Senior Will Kraemer, after making it to the Meet of Champions as a wild card, tied his personal best performance at 13 feet in the pole vault and finished tied for 10th place.

Jason Alexis improved upon his performance in the Group 3 meet with a jump of 43 feet, 10 3/4 inches. He finished in 16th place.  

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