Local Scholar Athlete Achieves Historic Feat, Advances to Prestigious State Championship


Middle School Scholar-Athlete Makes History, Advances to Prestigious State Championship

Illinois, United States, 10th May 2024, King NewsWire – In an extraordinary display of athletic prowess and academic excellence, AJ Williams III, a 7th-grade scholar-athlete and resident of Flossmoor, has made history by becoming the first middle school track and field team member to advance to the highly coveted State Championship.

AJ, a multi-talented athlete who excels in basketball and lacrosse, decided to try Track & Field for the first time this year, and his decision has yielded remarkable results. On April 21st, he earned a well-deserved medal for achieving an impressive 3rd place in the 400m at the Loyola Academy Track Meet, a feat that has solidified his position as a top contender in the sport.

AJ’s outstanding performance has earned him a ranking of 2nd in the State Sectionals for Class 2A, a remarkable achievement that has qualified him for the State Finals – State Championship level, a prestigious event that showcases the best of the best in track and field.



AJ’s impressive stats speak for themselves:

  • 100m: 8th out of 52
  • 200m: 6th out of 64
  • 400m: 3rd out of 37

On May 4th, AJ earned a coveted place to run in the State Sectionals, where he achieved an outstanding 1st place in his heat for 100m and an impressive 1st place in 400m, qualifying him to advance to the State Finals – State Championship, which will be held in Peoria, IL on May 10th.

AJ attributes his success to his unwavering faith in God, his grandfather, Arthur Williams Sr., a track star in Ohio, his dedicated coaches, Coach Murphy and Coach Stella, his supportive parents and sister, and his commitment to excellence and achievement in any field of human endeavor. He is also grateful for the support of his church, Victory, and his schools, Northridge Prep, Chi Prep/Chi Bulldogs, and Kappa League, which have provided him with a nurturing environment that fosters academic and athletic excellence.



AJ’s historic achievement is a testament to his hard work, perseverance, and dedication to his craft. His impressive performance has inspired his peers and the entire school community, and he is poised to make a lasting impact on the world of track and field.

For more information and updates on AJ Williams III’s journey to the State Championship, please visit: https://awilli23.wixsite.com/my-site-3


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