Delta Runner Hailey Williams earns top five finish at Nationals

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Delta Junction runner Hailey Williams continues to amaze on the track.
Williams shined at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, where she finished in fifth place and set a new Personal Best in the process. ​
After earning a spot in the "Emerging Elite" class finals with a 24.27 second time in the preliminaries, Williams ran a 24.05 second time in the finals to earn her spot and set what would have been a state record. ​
The top finisher was Jassani Carter from Pembroke Pines Florida, who ran the 200 meter race in 23.31 seconds. ​
Williams is the defending state champion in the 100, 200, and 400 meter races. ​
She ran a 25.55 second time back in May to win the state title. ​
Her time at nationals would be a new record for the state of Alaska, which is currently held by ACS Alum Tanner Ealum, who ran a 24.73 back in 2015. ​
Unfortunately, state records can only be set in State meets. ​
Williams, who has swept the 100, 200, and 400 meter state titles in each of the past two seasons, will have one more season with the huskies, but is already making a name for herself at the national level.​