Birmingham, AL - Ashley Williams completed her junior indoor track and field season along with the eight best 60m hurdles in all of Division III. Ashley came into the 60m hurdles preliminary event in 13th position, but finished in the eighth position overall to reach the finals with a time of 8.95. On Saturday March 10th, she competed in the finals for the first time in her career. Unfortunately it was not her best race of the year, but her tremendous effort and 9.24 time earned her seventh place overall. Her finish also makes her an All-American hurdler.
Williams truly had an amazing year; she was a CAC Champion, ECAC Champion, and now an All-American athlete. Her year is just getting started as she has the ability to return to the NCAA Championships this Spring in outdoor track.
"Penn State Harrisburg track and field and cross country are so proud of Ashley and her achievement. She is the first ever All American female athlete in any sport for Penn State Harrisburg. She set a goal and she achieved it. This season provided her opportunities to prepare for adversity." Head Coach Danielle Lynch continued with, "She faced adversity early on in the season and again here in Birmingham. She persevered and will forever have the honor of being an all American. We are both excited for outdoor and what she can accomplish there."