MADISON, NJ - Chatham senior Sam Dennerlein broke his own school record by more than a foot in winning the shot put and classmate Anthony Scerbo ran faster than the meet record in placing second at the Cliff Back Invitational boys winter track meet held Thursday at Drew University.
Dennerlein won every meet he entered in 2019 and continued his streak of wins in 2020 with his school-record throw of 53 feet, 6.5 inches. That smashed his previous school mark of 52 feet, 3.5 inches set earlier in the season.
Scerbo broke the meet record in placing second in the 800 with a time of 1:59.34, bettering the old mark of 1:59.75 set in 2017 by Joseph Thoma of West Park.
Chatham freshman Ryan Beegle set a meet record in the JV 800-meter race, placing first with a time of 2:09.26. That broke the JV meet mark of 2:09.92 set in 2019 by Joey Mucci of Mountain Lakes.
Other Chatham Medal Winners:
3rd Place: High Jump: Thomas DePinto; 5 feet, 10 inches.
5th Place: 1000 meter; Sean Dutton; 2:48.99
6th Place: 3200 meter; Alec Gironda; 9:54.92
6th Place: 55 Meter Dash: Ben Krill; 6.92
6th Place: 400 Meter; Sam Viola; 54.43
55 Meter; Ryan Krill; 9th; 7.00
Jack Powers: 10th; 7.01
55 High Hurdles: Jackson Koury: 13th place in 8.33 (fastest Chatham time of season.)
Chatham JV Results:
1st Place; 800 meter; Ryan Beegle; 2:09.26 *meet record; (old record; 2:09.92 in 2019 by Joey Mucci of Mt. Lakes)
2nd Place: 800 meter; Patrick Grosso; 2:11.86
5th Place: 800 meter; Charlie Henne: 2:15.52
2nd Place: 55 meter dash: Jackson Koury; 7.10
6th Place: 55 meter dash; Noah Shaw; 7.45
4th Place: Shot Put; Michael Arens; 31 feet, 3.5 inches.