Walsh Sets Chatham Girls Track Record at Back Invitational

Laura Walsh of Chatham at the Back Invitational, where she set a school record in the 1000-meter run Credits: Glenn Clark
Alex Frenzel, Erin Tencic and Julie Hamilton of Chatham in the 800-meter race at Back Invitational Credits: Glenn Clark
Simone Kirton of Chatham placed second in the high hurdles at Back Invitational Credits: Glenn Clark
Phoebe Nichols of Chatham at Back Invitational Credits: Glenn Clark
Chatham's Grace Malanga won the JV 800-meter run at the Back Invitational Credits: Glenn Clark

MADISON, NJ - Chatham senior Laura Walsh established a new school record in the 1000-meter run in 3:08.16 - barely beating the time of 3:08.51 set by Tara Hanley in 2012 - at the Cliff Back Invitational held Friday at Drew University.

Walsh placed third in the 1000 and led a pack of Chatham runners with a second-place finish in the 800 with a time of 2:25.27. 

Simone Kirton ran second in the 55-meter high hurdles for Chatham and Rashida Haye ran second in the 400-meter run for the Lady Cougars in 64.38.

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Also running well in the 800 from Chatham were: Erin Tencic-2:29.41 (6th place), Alex Frenzel-2:30, Julie Hamilton-2:31, and Catherine McNiff 2:33.
Chatham's 4x400m Relay Team of Alex Frenzel, Tracy DeLade, Erin Tencic and Julia DiSalvio ran 4:32, good for second place.
In the JV 800 for Chatham-Grace Malanga 2:39.09 (1st place), Maggie Schneider 2:43 (3rd), Kat Schmitter 2:43 (5th), Tracy DeLade 2:43 (6th).

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