Kendell Williams
Kendell  Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Kell

Height:
5-9

Event:
Multi-Events

08/30/2016

Rio Olympics An Unforgettable Experience

Rio Olympics An Extraordinary Experience

08/22/2016

Welcome Home UGA's Olympians on Aug. 31

Welcome Home UGA's Olympians on Aug. 31

08/03/2016

Georgia Boasts 32 At Olympics, Paralympics

Georgia Boasts 32 At Olympics, Paralympics

07/01/2016

Turning Dreams Into Reality

Turning Dreams Into Reality

06/23/2016

Orji Named Finalist For Bowerman Award

Georgia's Keturah Orji Named Finalist For The Bowerman Award

06/11/2015

NCAA Track & Field Championships - Day One

NCAA Track & Field Championships - Day One

Career Bests
(I) (O)
60mH 8.09P ---
60mH 8.20 ---
100mH --- 12.83H
100mH --- 12.87
200m --- 23.67H
400m 56.22 ---
800m 2:17.30P 2:15.31H
HJ 6-2P 6-0.50H
HJ 5-10.75 5-10.50
LJ 21-5.25P 21-1.25H
LJ 21-5.50 21-2.50
SP 41-3.25 43-6
SP 44-5.50P 42-6H
JAV --- 135-7
JAV --- 138-6H
PENT 4,703 ---
HEP --- 6,402

2016 Olympian

2014, 2015, 2016 NCAA Indoor Champion (Pentathlon)
Three-Time Collegiate Record Holder (Pentathlon)
2014, 2016 NCAA Outdoor Champion (Heptathlon)
2014 NCAA Indoor & Outdoor First Team All-American
2014 SEC Outdoor Champion (Heptathlon)
2014 USATF Junior Champion (100m Hurdles)
2014 IAAF World Junior Champion (100m hurdles)
2015, 2016 SEC Indoor Champion (Pentathlon)
2015 NCAA Indoor & Outdoor First Team All-American
2016 NCAA Indoor & Outdoor First Team All-American

2016: Outdoor - Earned second place at the Bulldog Heptathlon after scoring 5,957 points...Had a season-best mark of 20 feet, 10 ½ inches to finish fourth in the open long jump at the Georgia Invitational and also hit a personal-best mark of 43-6 in the shot put at the Georgia Invitational...Won the open 100m hurdles at the Virginia Challenge with a 12.97 and had a career-best javelin mark of 135-7...Trained through the SEC Championships, finishing with silver medal honors in the 100 hurdles after clocking a season-best time of 12.96 in the prelims and taking 14th in the long jump (19-9.50)...Tallied a career-high and school record 6,225 points, which was the 11th-best score in collegiate history, to come from behind and win her second career NCAA heptathlon title, thanks in part to a collegiate record in the 100m hurdles (12.83)...Other six marks in title run included: 200m – 23.78, 800m – 2:17.89, long jump – 20.150, high jump – 5-10, shot put – 41-6.50, javelin – 132-3)...Earned her first spot on an Olympic squad by taking third in the heptathlon with a school record total of 6,402 points, thanks in part to clocking a personal record of 2:15.31 in the 800m to hold off two-time Olympian Sharon Day-Monroe...Competed at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and finished 17th after scoring 6,221 points through seven events.
Indoor - Named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Women's Field Athlete of the Year...Won her third straight NCAA pentathlon championship, eclipsing her own collegiate record with 4,703 points (60 hurdles-8.09, high jump-6-1.25, shot put-44-5.50, long jump-20-10, 800-2:20.47), where she set the collegiate record in pentathlon hurdles...Claimed her second straight SEC indoor pentathlon championship after scoring 4,420 points, thanks in part to her win in the long jump (60 hurdles-8.26, high jump-5-10, shot put-37-1.75, long jump-20-6.5, 800-2:17.98)...Finished first in the pentathlon at the Razorback Invitational with a score of 4,558 points...Won the 60-meter hurdles at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet in 8.20...Scored points for the Lady Bulldogs with a fifth place finish in the long jump (21-2) at Nationals...Competed in the pentathlon at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, where she finished sixth place (4,586 points) and was the second American.

2015: Outdoor - Finished fourth with a career-long effort of 21 feet, 2 ½ inches at the Georgia Invite while also taking second in the 100-meter hurdles (13.28)...Earned runner-up honors in the heptathlon at the SEC Championships after scoring 6,003 points with a performance that included second-place finishes in the high jump (5-11.50), long jump (20-9.75) and 100 hurdles (13.31)...Was 16th in the high jump at the NCAA East Prelims with a mark of 5-10.50...Set a school record and became the NCAA's seventh-best scorer all-time with the 10th-best score in NCAA history (6,223) to finish second in the heptathlon at the NCAA Championships thanks in part to winning the 100 hurdles (season-best 13.08) and a second-place finish in the long jump (21-1.25). Indoor - Won the open 60 hurdles (8.25) and was third in the high jump (5-10.75) to start the season at the Auburn Invitational...Scored the highest collegiate point total in history (non-altitude) with 4,609 points to win the pentathlon at the McCravy Memorial, thanks in part to winning the 60 hurdles (8.23) and the long jump (21-2.50)...Won the open 60 hurdles after running an 8.21 at the VT Elite Meet...Also finished first in the long jump with a personal-best mark of 21-5.50 at the Virginia Tech meet...Captured her first SEC indoor title after scoring 4,519 to win the pentathlon by winning the high jump (5-11.25) and the long jump (21-0.50)...Won her second straight NCAA pentathlon title after again establishing a new collegiate record with 4,678 points (60 hurdles-8.10, high jump-6-0, shot put-40-2, long jump-21-5.25, 800-2:17.30), thanks in part to wins in the 60 hurdles and long jump...Her winning time of 8.10 in the hurdles also set a collegiate record formerly held by 2008 Olympic silver medalist in the heptathlon and former Lady Bulldog Hyleas Fountain (8.15).

2014: Outdoor - Set a meet record in the 100-meter hurdles (12.89) to win the IAAF World Junior Championships in Oregon...Won the USATF Junior Championships after setting an American Junior and a school record in the 100-meter hurdles (12.87) with the second-fastest time in World Junior history...Named the 247sports.com UGA Female Freshman Athlete of the Year...Semifinalist for The Bowerman Trophy...Named SEC Women's Freshman Field Athlete of the Year...Named USTFCCCA National and South Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year...One of four nominees for Honda Sports Award for women's track and field...Finished third in the javelin at the Yellow Jacket Invite after lifting her sixth throw 125 feet, 11 inches...Set the American Junior record in the heptathlon after scoring the second-most points in UGA history (6,018) to win the Bulldog Heptathlon thanks to her performances of: 13.32-100-meter hurdles, 6-0-high jump, 41-3.75-shot put, 24.58-200, 19-5.50-long jump, 125-2-javelin and 2:18.86-800)...Named USAT Track & Field Athlete of the Week and SEC Field Athlete of the Week following her performance at home...Set the school record in the 100 hurdles after clocking a 13.06 in the open race for first place at the Georgia Invite...Set a facility record with 5,877 points to win the heptathlon at the SEC Championships thanks in part to a personal best in the long jump of 20-5.75...Swept the NCAA multi-events on the women's side for only the sixth time in history after capturing the heptathlon title with 5,854 points at the NCAA Championships thanks in part to winning three (100 hurdles, high jump, long jump) of the seven events...Her national title featured a collegiate and NCAA Championships record of 12.99 in the hep's 100 hurdles.

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...Majoring in Advertising.

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