Zach Williams takes 2nd in Cherokee Challenge junior race, makes history for Audubon!!!

Super race this morning for Audubon junior Zachary Williams, who placed second in the junior boys race at the 24th annual Cherokee Challenge.

Williams ran 10:02, finishing behind only Jackson Braddock of Southern Regional, who covered the 3,200-meter course in 9:42, which matches the fastest time in the junior-class race since Lou Corgliano of Hammonton ran 9:40 back in 2012.

Williams ran 11:03 for 19th in the sophomore race last year, so that’s more than a minute improvement over last year. Granted the conditions were much better this year but still a huge time drop.

Williams actually beat his track 3,200 PR of 10:05.65, which he ran last May at Group 1 sectionals.

Williams is the first Audubon runner in meet history to place in the top three in any of the boys or girls class races at Cherokee.

He finished just ahead of Colonial Conference rival Brady Shute of Gateway-Woodbury, who was third in 10:05.

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