Jessica Williams
Position: Throws
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
Previous School: Landstown
Height: 5-8

CAREER STATS

OUTDOOR 2013

  • Won the Atlantic 10 Championship in the discus throw with a toss of 46.96-meters.
  • Finished ninth in the shot put with throw of 13.05 meters at the Vanderbilt Invitational.
  • Set a personal record with 47.24-meters toss in the discus at Vanderbilt, placing third.
  • Placed ninth in the hammer throw with a personal-best toss of 43.73 meters at Vanderbilt.
  • Placed 11th in the discus throw with a score of 43.89-meters at the Florida Relays.
  • Was the 11th place finisher in the shot put with a throw 13.51-meters at the Florida Relays.
  • Finished in third place in the shot put with a season-best throw of 13.77-meters
  • Won the discus throw at the Ram Invite with a toss of 46.90-meters
  • Set a personal record (42.97-meters) and finished seventh at the Ram Invite in the hammer throw

INDOOR 2013

  • Placed fourth in the shot put at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a throw of 14.16-meters.
  • Placed fifth in the weight throw with a toss of 15.77-meters at the A-10 Championships
  • Threw a career best 14.61-meters in the weight throw at the New Balance Invitational.
  • Won the shot put at the Navy Quad with a personal record throw of 14.32. The throw also qualified her for the ECAC event.
  • Threw a 12.8m weight throw to open the season at the Father Diamond Invitational

Career Victories: 2 (shot put)

Career Highlights

  • Set new personal records in the shot put and discus throw as a freshman during 2010 season

Just the Facts

  • Full Name: Jessica Lauren Williams
  • Born: Apr. 6th, 1991
  • Birthplace: New York, NY
  • Parents:  John and Julia Williams 
  • Major: Marketing & Management

Prior to VCU

  • Helped lead Landstown High to two Outdoor Track & Field state championships
  • Four-time All-District in the Shot Put for the Landstown Eagles
  • Three-time Outdoor All-Region in the Discus

Off the Field

  • Chose VCU over UNC – Chapel Hill and North Carolina A&T
  • Honor Roll student
  • Twin sister, Jaleesa, is also a member of the VCU Women’s Track & Field team


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