Kirton Breaks Chatham School Record in Winning Morris County High Hurdles Title

Simone Kirton broke her own school record when she won the 100-meter high hurdles in 14.59 Credits: TAP Chatham
Simone Kirton runs 100-meter dash, placing fourth in 12.94 Credits: Luke Malanga
Rashida Haye set a personal record in the 400-meter hurdles on Tuesday with a time of 1:08.07 Credits: Luke Malanga
Simone Kirton of Chatham won the 100 high hurdles and placed fourth in the 100--meter dash Credits: Luke Malanga
Abbie Bigham set personal recors in the 1600 and 3200 Credits: Luke Malanga

BOONTON, NJ - Chatham junior Simone Kirton won the 100 high hurdles in a school-record time of 14.59 at the Morris County girls track championships Wednesday at Boonton High.

Kirton broke her own school mark of 14.64 set last year at the Morris County meet when she finished second.

Kirton also finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.94.

Other exceptional Chatham performances include:
Rashida Haye- 8th place in 400-meter hurdles with personal record of 1:08.07
Brigid Horan-400-meter hurdles, personal record of 1:08.72
Brianna Peterson-Shot Put, personal record of 27' 3/4"
Abbie Bigham-Personal records in 1600 meters 5:29 and 3200-meters 11:56
Kate Pursche-Personal records in 1600 meters 5:30 & 3200-meter 12:08
Yulan Zhang-Personal records in 1600 meters 5:39 and 3200-meter 12:17
Margaret Harrigan-1600-meter in personal record of 5:48
Katie Helman-400-meter in personal record of 1:03.47
Nicki Smizaski-200-meter in personal record of 27.57
Julia Shehadi-200-meter in personal record of 28.13


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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, February 19 – Sunday, February 25, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library are continuing their book collection in preparation for Annual Book Sale.  Kids are off from school on Monday for Presidents’ Day – bring them to the library!  We have plenty for them to do.  For adults, Professor Licklider’s second lecture on North Korea will take place on Tuesday.  The ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams - Monday, February 5 – Sunday, Sunday, February 11, 2018

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Monday, February 5 – Sunday, Sunday, February 11, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library book collection continues.  The tax season is here, and dedicated volunteers are here to help you with you tax returns!

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go to ...

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there was a time when Chatham kids could ice skate from downtown Chatham all the way to Florham Park? And that a toboggan ride could last from the top of Fairmount Avenue down to Main Street and beyond?

Those were the days!

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To the Editor,

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Mindfulness and Meditation Courses Beginning March 2018

February 20, 2018

Mindfulness and Meditation Courses Beginning March 2018

-Space is limited as classes will be small-

MADISON, NJ – In celebration of the new spring season, come experience and enjoy Mindfulness and Meditation with Wendi L. Dumbroff, MA, LPC. Dumbroff is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Madison, New Jersey, where she specializes in individual, family, ...