Eight Year Old Awarded Youth Athlete Of The Year

Seven-year old Chester resident, Kate Shaw, was among the honorees at the annual USA Track & Field New Jersey awards banquet in Edison on Jan. 16. She was presented with a plaque recognizing her achievement as the female eight-and-under Cross Country Athlete of the Year.

Shaw is a member of the Chester Cross Country program which competes on Sundays in September and October as part of the Lakeland League. This was her second year competing. Highlights from her season include setting a new 8U girl’s record for the 1,720 meter course at Central Park of Morris County and winning the USATF 2015 NJ Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship for 8U girls on Nov. 1, also held at Central Park in Morris Township.

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