MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Senior Alec Gironda placed second out of 127 runners with a time of 16:39 at Greystone on Tuesday when Chatham opened its NJAC boys cross-country schedule with a tri-meet with Morristown and Delbarton.

Chatham lost two closes races, 26-31 to Morristown and 29-25 to Delbarton.

In the short course Frosh/Soph race, Chatham took the first two spots out of 152 runners. Ryan Beegle was first clocking 9:33 and Alex Krack crossed second in 9:52.

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Chatham's top seven varsity:

Alec Gironda--2nd--16:39

Anthony Scerbo--18th-17:47

Greg Himstreet--19th--17:48

Jake Fortuna--23rd--17:56

Finn Grosso--18:03

Aidan Shimchak--31st--18:19

Sam Ellis--32nd--18:21

Chatham's top seven in JV 4K race (172 racers)

Sam Viola--3rd--15:06

John Malanga--22nd--16:08

Ben Lieberman--29th--16:19

Brendan Arias--37th--16:38

Jack O'Connor--40th--16:49

Tanay Malla-- 39th --17:02

Joey Manicone--44th--17:03

Chatham's top seven in JV/Frosh short course  (152 racers)

Ryan Beegle--1st--9:33

Alex Krack--2nd--9:52

Charlie Henne--14th--10:52

Ronan Valli--17th--11:01

Leo Valenzuela--19th--11:06

Hayden Albert--26th--11:30

Eamon McSweeney--27th--11:31

Next meet:  Tuesday at Central Park of Morris County vs. Pope John and Mt. Olive