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 NCAA Outdoor Champion (Heptathlon)
2014 Indoor & Outdoor First Team All-American
2014 SEC Outdoor Champion (Heptathlon)
2014 USATF Junior Champion (100m Hurdles)
2014 IAAF World Junior Champion (100m hurdles)

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...Pre-Journalism.

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