Clearview’s Abby Waddington won the junior class race Saturday at the Cherokee Challenge for her first cross country individual title.
Waddington covered the 3,200-meter course at Cherokee in 11:44, winning by about 100 meters over Phillipsburg’s Brooke Hunter, who took second in 12:05.
Waddington’s time was 4th-fastest among all four class races at Cherokee and 3rd-fastest among South Jersey runners.
Here’s a look at the top-10 overall times from the four races at Challenge:
11:42 … ***Liliah Gordon [Northern Burlington]
11:43 … Nikki Clifford [Cherokee]
11:43 … Anna MacDonald [Germantown Friends]
11:44 … *Abby Waddington [Clearview]
11:45 … Lara Corta [Summit]
12:00 … *** Sofia Day [Mainland Regional]
12:04 … ** Olivia Parkinson [Cherokee]
12:05 … *Brooke Hunter [Phillipsburg]
12:07 … *Ananya Devpura [West Windsor-Plainsboro South]
12:09 … ***Zui Chinchalkar [West Windsor-Plainsboro North]
Waddington placed 9th at Group 4 sectionals last fall at DREAM Park in Logan Township for the third-place Pioneers. She ran 5:12.83 and 11:15.34 in the spring.