Kirton Owns Fastest Time in the State; Sets Chatham, Meet Record in Winning Hurdles at NJAC Girls Track Meet

Chatham senior Simone Kirton posted the fastest high hurdles time in the state this season by winning the NJAC high hurdles in 14.12 Credits: TAP Chatham
Melina Panagakos placed fifth in the high jump for Chatham at the NJAC track meet Credits: TAP Chatham

ROCKAWAY, NJ - Chatham senior Simone Kirton ran the fastest high hurdles time in the state this season with a clocking of 14.12 to win the event on Day 2 of the NJAC girls track championships on Wednesday at Morris Hills High.

Kirton ran a personal best of 14.35 in the preliminaries and then bettered that with her 14.12 in the finals. She broke both her own Chatham High School record and erased the NJAC meet record, which she also had set. The meet record had been 14.70.

In the NJAC high jump, Chatham freshman Melina Panagakos placed fifth by clearing 4 feet, 8 inches, a personal best for her.

As a team, Chatham placed 10th with 16.60 points.

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