March 7, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Kim Williams and Dennis Nobles were both recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Monday as being the best at what they do in the South Region.
Williams was named the Indoor Track & Field South Region’s Women’s Field Athlete of the Year and Nobles was named the Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year.
Williams, a senior from Kingston, Jamaica, netted impressive performances in both long and triple jumps at the ACC Championships. In becoming the first in ACC Championship history to win an event for a fourth time, Williams triple jumped to a collegiate-leading mark of 45-9¾ (13.96m).
On the first day of the ACC Championships, she won the ACC long jump title with a leap of 21-6 (6.55m) – a performance that ranks No. 2 in the NCAA this year.
“Kimmi has won about every honor that the coaches association gives, but it never gets old seeing her recognized,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “She’s one of the finest jumpers in NCAA history and we’re proud that she’s a Seminole.”
Nobles has coached the jumps and vault at Florida State for 23 years.
In FSU’s runner-up finish at the ACC Indoor Championships, his jumpers shined as Williams (nationally No. 1 in triple jump and No. 2 in long jump) won two titles and Michelle Jenije (No. 4 in triple jump) earned a silver medal.
“Coach Nobles is one of the very top jumps coaches in the country and I’m extremely happy that he’s being recognized by his fellow coaches with this award,” Braman said. “We are lucky to have his talents here at Florida State.”