Kendal Williams

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Kendal Williams
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Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1995-09-23) September 23, 1995 (age 23)
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
ResidenceAthens, Georgia, USA
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Sprints
College teamGeorgia Bulldogs (2016 - 2018)
Florida State Seminoles (2015)
ClubPURE Athletics
Teamadidas
Turned pro2018
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

Kendal Williams (born September 23, 1995) is an American professional track and field athlete specializing in the sprints.[4] Representing the United States at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics, he earned gold medals in the 100 meters and the 4 × 100 m relay, upsetting teammate and favorite Trayvon Bromell in the 100 m who had earlier that year become the first junior to break the 10-second barrier.[5][6][7]

Williams attended Stanton College Preparatory School where he won multiple state titles and was a high school All-American.[8] He went to Florida State University on scholarship in 2014 and competed for the Seminoles in 2015, placing second in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships 100 m with a wind-assisted 9.98 seconds run as a freshman.[9] However he transferred to the University of Georgia after his freshman year, following coach Ken Harnden whose contract had not been renewed by Florida State.[10]

In his senior year at Georgia he clocked a 9.99 s run, this time with allowable wind, in the Southeastern Conference Championships 100 m to win and set a new personal best.[1][2] He did not progress out of his heat at the NCAA Division I Championships, but he went on to make the final at the USA Championships, finishing third in his last race representing the Bulldogs.[11][12] He went on to represent the United States at the inaugural Athletics World Cup, earning a silver medal in the 100 m and a gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay.

Statistics[edit]

All information from IAAF profile or Track & Field Results Reporting System unless otherwise noted.[4][13][14]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time Wind Competition Venue Date Notes
60 m 6.51 n/a Last Chance Invitational Clemson, South Carolina, USA February 17, 2017
100 m 9.99 +1.1 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tennessee, USA May 13, 2018
9.98 w +2.1 ACC Championships Tallahassee, Florida, USA May 16, 2015 Wind-assisted
200 m 20.15 +0.8 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tennessee, USA May 13, 2018
20.11 w +3.3 USA Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon, USA July 7, 2016 Wind-assisted
4×100 m relay 38.27 n/a Pan American Games Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 25, 2015
4×200 m relay 1:20.88 n/a Florida Relays Gainesville, Florida, USA 30 March 2019

Seasonal bests[edit]

Year 60 meters 100 meters 200 meters
2011 10.51 21.16
2012 6.81 10.48 20.89
2013 6.71 10.28 20.64
2014 10.21 20.55
2015 6.56 10.07 20.26
2016 6.63 10.06 20.31
2017 6.51 10.06 20.30
2018 6.61 9.99 20.15
2019 10.03

International championship results[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind Notes
Representing the  United States
2014 World Junior Championships Eugene, Oregon, USA 1st 100 m 10.21 −0.6 PB
6th (semi 1) 200 m 21.10 +1.9
1st 4×100 m relay 38.70 n/a WJL, PB [15]
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1st 4×100 m relay 38.27 n/a PB
2016 NACAC U23 Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 100 m 10.23 −0.9
1st 4×100 m relay 38.63 n/a
2018 Athletics World Cup London, England 2nd 100 m 10.05 +0.3
1st 4×100 m relay 38.42 n/a
NACAC Championships Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2nd 100 m 10.11 +0.4
DNF 4×100 m relay n/a Dropped baton

National championship results[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind Notes
Representing 1st Coast Track Club
2011 USA World Youth Trials Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 4th 100 m 10.79 −2.8 [16]
4th 200 m 21.31 +1.4 [17]
USA Youth Championships (Born 1995-1996) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 1st 200 m 21.46 −1.5 [18]
1st 100 m 10.73 −0.5 [19]
4th 400 m 50.50 n/a PB [20]
2012 USA Junior Championships Bloomington, Indiana 10th 100 m 10.68 −0.9 [21]
5th 200 m 21.11 +0.1 [21]
2013 USA Junior Championships Des Moines, Iowa 6th 100 m 10.88 −4.8 [22]
DQ (semi 2) 200 m −3.4 Lane violation [22]
2014 USA Junior Championships Eugene, Oregon 2nd 100 m 10.27 +1.2 PB [23]
2nd 200 m 20.46 w +2.9 Wind-assisted [23]
Representing the Florida State Seminoles
2015 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 9th 60 m 6.62 n/a
NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships Eugene, Oregon 5th 100 m 9.98 w +2.7 Wind-assisted
8th 200 m 20.45 w +2.4 Wind-assisted
9th 4×100 m relay 39.48 n/a
USA Championships Eugene, Oregon 6th (semi 1) 100 m 9.98 w +3.7 Wind-assisted [24]
Representing the Georgia Bulldogs
2016 USA Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 10th 100 m 10.04 w +2.7 Wind-assisted [25]
7th 200 m 20.38 +1.6 [25]
2017 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships College Station, Texas 5th 60 m 6.60 n/a
NCAA Division I Championships Eugene, Oregon 21st 100 m 10.50 +1.3
2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships College Station, Texas 7th 60 m 6.65 n/a
NCAA Division I Championships Eugene, Oregon 16th 100 m 10.16 −0.9
3rd 200 m 20.32 0.0
USA Championships Des Moines, Iowa 3rd 100 m 10.00 +1.1 [26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fleming, Joe (May 17, 2018). "5 things to remember about SEC track championships: Sydney McLaughlin fast becoming legend". usatoday.com. USA Today. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "The Week That Was: NCAA Conference Madness, All Hail The SEC, A 15 Year Old Runs 1:47 and the Hotel 4×100". letsrun.com. LetsRun.com. May 15, 2018. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Lawrence, Hubert (May 17, 2018). "New wave of Americans". jamaica-gleaner.com. The Gleaner. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Kendal WILLIAMS | Profile". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Associated Press (July 24, 2014). "Kendal Williams takes IAAF gold". espn.com. ESPN. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "FSU sprinter Kendal Williams claims second gold medal at IAAF World Junior". jacksonville.com. The Florida Times-Union. July 26, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  7. ^ Griffiths, Dave (July 26, 2014). "Future Noles Williams, Friday bring home gold for USA in 4x100 relay". wtxl.com. WTXL. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  8. ^ Barney, Justin (May 3, 2014). "Career capper: Stanton's Kendal Williams doubles his way into history books at 3A track meet". jacksonville.com. The Florida Times-Union. Archived from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  9. ^ Walker, Richard (May 20, 2015). "Hometown heroes: Cherryville's Friday helps Florida State win ACC outdoor track championship". gastongazette.com. The Gaston Gazette. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  10. ^ Barney, Justin (August 11, 2015). "Sprinter Kendal Williams transfers from FSU to Georgia". jacksonville.com. The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  11. ^ Goodwin, Cody (June 22, 2018). "Noah Lyles wins men's 100-meter dash with the world's fastest time this yea". desmoinesregister.com. The Des Moines Register. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  12. ^ Penny, Brandon (June 22, 2018). "At Age 20, Noah Lyles Becomes Youngest 100-meter National Champion In 34 Years". teamusa.org. Team USA. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  13. ^ "KENDAL WILLIAMS FLORIDA STATE". tfrrs.org. Track & Field Results Reporting System. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  14. ^ "KENDAL WILLIAMS GEORGIA". tfrrs.org. Track & Field Results Reporting System. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  15. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay Men - IAAF World Junior Championships 2014". iaaf.org. IAAF. July 27, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  16. ^ "2011 World Youth Track & Field Trials - Results - 100 Meter Dash Boys". usatf.org. USATF. June 29, 2011. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  17. ^ "2011 World Youth Track & Field Trials - Results - 200 Meter Dash Boys". usatf.org. USATF. June 29, 2011. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  18. ^ "2011 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Results - 200 Meter Intermediate Boys - Finals". usatf.org. USATF. July 2, 2011. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  19. ^ "2011 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Results - 100 Meter Intermediate Boys - Finals". usatf.org. USATF. July 3, 2011. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  20. ^ "2011 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Results - 400 Meter Intermediate Boys - Finals". usatf.org. USATF. July 3, 2011. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  21. ^ a b "USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Results". usatf.org. USATF. June 7, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  22. ^ a b "2013 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Results". usatf.org. USATF. June 23, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  23. ^ a b "2014 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships - Complete Results". usatf.org. USATF. July 6, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  24. ^ "2015 USATF Outdoor Championships - Results - FULL". usatf.org. USATF. June 28, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  25. ^ a b "2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field - Results". usatf.org. USATF. July 10, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  26. ^ "2018 USATF Championships - 6/21/2018 to 6/24/2018 - Drake Stadium - Results". usatf.org. USATF. June 24, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2019.

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