Abby Waddington continued the hot start to her cross country season Saturday by running the 5th-fastest time in DREAM Park history.
The Clearview junior ran 18:38 over the 5,000-meter course in Logan Township, Gloucester County, and won the “Stud Race” in the South Jersey Shootout by over 400 meters.
Williamstown’s Alex Fisher placed second in 20:22, which was the second-fastest time from among the three races (Stud Race, 3-4 race and 5-6-7 race).
Waddington, who won the junior race at the Cherokee Challenge last weekend, ran a lifetime 5,000-meter PR for any course. Her previous best was 19:33 in a batch meet at Cumberland Regional in Upper Deerfield Township on Tuesday.
The only faster times in course history were run by Shawnee’s Isabella Turner (17:52 at 2018 South Jersey Shootout), Cherokee’s Kate Rathman (18:22 at 2018 Olympic Conference meet), Shawnee’s Kate Ruona (18:29 at 2020 Olympic Conference meet) and Haddonfield’s Sarah Naticchia (18:37 at 2020 Group 2 sectionals).