David Granger outlasted Greg
Nash to win the 4th annual Chestnut
Hill Cross Country Classic on September 17.
David covered the three mile course in 15:54
with Greg just two seconds behind. David's
time was only five seconds off the meet record
set in 2003 by Peter Rook.
Fifty four runners answered the starting gun
at the race which is organized by the Wanderers.
The weather was extremely humid making the running
conditions very demanding.
Mary Pat MacFarland was the
top women's finisher in an excellent time of
22:03. The top Wanderers finisher was Matt
Palombaro who grabbed fourth place in
a time of 16:48. Matt was sandwiched between
local cross country strongman Chuck Shields who
finished third in 16:11 and defending champion Bob
Rimkis, who continued his return from
injuries with a strong 17:32 performance.
Other notable performances were Terry
Delph, who celebrated his 60th birthday
with a 18:25 performance. He was nipped by
Roxborough's Vincent Mundy.
Local favorite Fred Kenney finished
14th in 19:14.
Doing their usual fabulous job on the sidelines
were race directors Leslie Turchetti and Melanie
Wright. A big thanks also to Chestnut
Hill coach Paul Hines for helping
to set up the event. The race over the Philadelphia
Cricket Club course was held just prior to the
high school invitational meet which was won by
Roman Catholic High School.
Tomato pie as well as bagels and bananas were
served to the contestants and seemed to be favorably