Shippensburg’s Zarria Williams from Camden Catholic off to fast LJ start!

All-America long jumper Zarria Williams of Camden Catholic is off to a fast start to her senior season at Shippensburg.

Williams, who hadn’t competed since February of 2020, popped an 18-9 1/4 at the Shippensburg Mid-Week Meet. That ranks her No. 3 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

Williams, a Mount Laurel native, was a two-time NAIA All-America at Ohio Christian in Circleville, Ohio, and is a two-time All-America since transferring to Shippensburg for the 2019 season.

Her PR is a wind-legal 20-0 3/4 at a meet at Shippensburg in April of 2019. She also had a 20-foot even jump at 2019 NCAA Division 2 Championships at Texas A&M Kingsville, when she placed 5th. She’s jumped 19-3 1/4 indoors from the 2020 PSAC Championships in Edinboro, which she won.

Williams competes again on Saturday at the Paul Kaiser Classic at Shippensburg’s Seth Grove Stadium.

At Camden Catholic, Williams had a long jump PR of 17-8 from winning the South Jersey Parochial A title in the spring of 2016 at Egg Harbor. She went on to place second at states at 17-7.

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