RANDOLPH, NJ - Will Mitchell and Grant Hauck paced Chatham to a first-place finish in the Varsity B Race at the Randolph Invitational held at Freedom Park on Saturday.
Chatham won with 65 points in an average team time of 16:56 over the 5,000-meter course. The time is a Chatham team record for the course and represented the fastest overall time in all divisions at the Randolph Invitational. The B division race had the six-fastest individual times of all the races.
Mitchell's 16:24.3 placed him third in the Varsity B race and was the fifth-best time in all divisions. Hauck ran 16:38.3 to place sixth. The other top-five finishers for the Cougars were Liam Hynes, 12th in 17:00.9; Pat Mortensen, 16th in 17:09.8; Kevin Gesell, 28th in 17:31.3.
Chatham's JV team earned fifth place out of 17 teams in the B and C races with an average time of 19:21.
The top five for Chatham were Luke Malanga, 8th in 18:29.4; Jack Byrd, 16th in 18:57.2; Harris Eisenhardt, 26th in 19:31.2; Will Kraemer, 27th in 19:37.7; David Flynn, 44th in 20:13.6.
The Cougar freshman placed sixth out of 24 teams in all divisions with an average time of 10:14. The top five freshmen over the 1.5-mile course were Colin Logsdan, 4th in 9:10.4; Bill Gallagher, 49th in 10:16.6; Will Sands, 53rd in 10:33; David Valeri, 54th in 10:34.3; Declan Maroney, 57th in 10:35.4.