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.