Clearview’s Abby Waddington records first career XC invite title at Cherokee Challenge!!!

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.

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