Courtesy of Edgewood College, Sports Information
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Edgewood College track athlete Josh Williams will compete against some of the nation's best young runners tonight at the USA Track & Field Junior Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa. Williams is entered in the 5,000 meter run which will be broadcast live on the web at 8 p.m.
This won't be Williams first test on a national stage. In February, Williams ran at the USA Cross Country Championships in Spokane, Washington. Last fall, the Madison native became the first Edgewood College cross country runner to compete in the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships.
Williams, who will be a sophomore at Edgewood College next fall, won the 5,000 meter title at the Northern Athletics Conference Outdoor Championships, on the heals of winning both the mile and the 3,000 meter run at the NAC Indoor Championship. Williams currently holds Edgewood College records in four events (1,500 meters, mile run, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters).
Williams' race begins at 8:00 p.m. at Drake Stadium, home of the prestigious Drake Relays. The 5,000 meters and all other events are being webcast live on the USA Track and Field website.