Kendell Williams
blank Kendell Williams
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Kell

Height:
5-9

Event:
Multi-Events

2014 NCAA Indoor Champion (Pentathlon)
2014 SEC Freshman Field Athlete of the Year (Indoor)
Holds Collegiate & World Junior Pentathlon Records (4,635 points)

2014: Indoor - Erupted for 4,635 points with five personal-best efforts (including setting a meet record and tying a collegiate pentathlon record in the high jump with a mark of 6-2) to win the pentathlon at the NCAA Championships, which set school, Albuquerque Convention Center, collegiate, meet and World Junior records....Earned runner-up honors in the pentathlon after scoring 4,283 points at the SEC Championships thanks to personal bests in the high jump (5 feet, 11 ¼ inches) and 800 (2:20.88)...Named the SEC Women's Freshman Field Athlete of the Year...Was third in the open 60-meter hurdles (8.40) at the Auburn Invite...Set an American Junior record to win the pentathlon at the Cherry & Silver Invite with 4,302 points thanks to winning three events and was named the USTFCCCA National Women's Athlete of the Week...Took second in the open 60 hurdles with a time of 8.32 at the VT Elite Meet...Won the open 60 hurdles after running an 8.24 at the Texas A&M Invite.

High School: Set U.S. Junior record in the heptathlon (5,578, 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona) to earn Athlete of the Meet honors...Established a national record in the pentathlon (4,068, 2013 New Balance Nationals in New York City) to become the first prep athlete to eclipse 4,000 points...Won 10 New Balance national championships...Seventh at the World Junior Championships...Captured Junior National championships in the 100-meter hurdles (13.29), long jump, high jump (6 feet, ¾ inches) and heptathlon...Named 2012-13 Gatorade National Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year after garnering Gatorade Georgia Athlete of the Year honor three times...Won the heptathlon at the 2013 USA Junior Championships after scoring 5,481 points...Personal-best marks of 13.23 in the 100 hurdles, 20-10.50 in the long jump and 41.30 in the 300 hurdles...Earned a silver medal at the 2013 Pan Am Junior Championships...Finished with 11 state high school titles and was the GHSA all classes high-point scorer all four years...On Georgia's all-time lists in four separate events...Led Kell to a second-place 2013 finish after winning the 100 hurdles (a state record 13.23, which was the nation's fastest in 2013 and seventh-best all-time high school time), high jump (5-8) and long jump (a state record 20-9.75, which was ranked second nationally in 2013)...Competed in France, Spain and Columbia while competing for three U.S. Junior National Teams...Posted a 3.75 GPA in the classroom at Kell, member of Kell's Angels and the National Thespian Society and participated in numerous community service activities.

Personal: Born June 14, 1995...Daughter of Blane and Terri Williams...Brother, Devon Williams, is a multi-event competitor on the Bulldog men's team...Pre-Journalism.

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