Kendell Williams cruised to the state title in the 100-meter hurdles Saturday, a day after she and Lassiter's Marcie Merriman combined for three championships.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Editor's note: In one of those glitches that happen in online news sometimes, the update we did Saturday on Kendell Williams' hurdles championship vanished, except for the headline. We apologize for the confusion. Here's an abbreviated version of what we initially wrote, just for the record. Kendell Williams is such a dominant athlete as a high school junior that she single-handedly earned Kell fifth place in the Georgia High School Association AAAA girls track and field meet this weekend. Williams cruised to her third title of the meet Saturday by winning the 100-meter hurdles in 13.49 seconds, a tenth of a second slower than her state-record time in the preliminary but still fast enough to beat the rest of the field by more than a second…
Kell junior Kendell Williams triumphed in the first of her three events at the Georgia state track and field meet.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Kendell Williams entered the state long jump competition at the AAAA meet this morning as the favorite; she left it as the record holder. The Kell High junior had the best qualifying jump for the meet at 19 feet, 7 inches—2 inches farther than second-best Alisia Jenkins of Statesboro and 3.75 inches short of the state record, set in 1999 by Tameisha King. Now Tameisha King is the answer to a trivia question: Who held the Georgia AAAA long jump record before Kendell Williams? Williams smashed the record with a jump of 20 feet, 8.5 inches, the GHSA reported on Twitter. That adds more than a foot to her 2012 best and almost 10 inches to the state mark. Williams was going for gold medal No. 2 this afternoon in the high jump. We'll update when …