Sunday, October 20:  The Chatham Recreation Cross Country Program participated in the Lakeland Invitational this past weekend at Greystone Park in Morris Plains.  The Lakeland Junior Track & Field League consists of 18 towns with over 800 runners. Chatham had a fabulous showing in both team and individual results:

  • Chatham Boys Team 13-15 year-olds placed 2nd (Scoring were: Aidan Maurer, Aidan McEvoy, JJ Horan, Ryan O’Day, and Hunter Albert).
  • Chatham Boys Team 11-12 year-olds placed 2nd (Scoring were: Gaspard Marion, Colin Fitt, AJ George, Dylan DeCicco and Conall Curry).
  • Chatham Girls Team 11-12 year-olds placed 2nd (Scoring were: Mia Semioli, Riley Cross, Fiona O’Donnell, Maisie O’Donnell and Aubrey Conlon).
  • Mia Semioli (12) placing 1st overall with an average time of 6:08.1/mile and Riley Cross (12) placing 7th with an average time of 6:59.6/mile in 11/12 girls.
  • Julianna Falzanaro (9) finished 3rd overall with an average time of 6:34.2/mile in 9/10 girls.
  • Sara Metviner (8) placing 5th overall with an average time of  7:25.9/mile and Morgan Leung (8) placing 7th with an average time of 7:45.2/mile in 6-8 girls.
  • Jack Cross (8) finished 2nd overall with an average time of 6:19.3/mile in 6-8 boys.

Missing from Sunday’s race was Chatham racer, Joe Barrett (12) who finished in the Top 5 in three regular-season meets with sub-6-minute/miles. (Joe finished 1st overall in the 9/29 meet.)

Several Chatham runners will be competing in the upcoming Junior Olympic and League Championship Meets.  If qualified, they could reach Nationals in mid-November.

The Chatham Cross Country Program has over 150 athletes.  They practice twice a week with meets on Sundays.  Chatham has been equally as successful with the Spring Track program.  Sign-ups for Chatham Track will be available through the Chatham Recreation Department in January 2020.  For more information on both Chatham Cross Country or Chatham Track & Field, please contact Dana Metviner  at danametviner@yahoo.com or Karen Proscia at proscias@gmail.com.