March 9, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday the winners of its regional awards for the 2010 indoor track and field season. Among the winners were a pair of Seminoles as Kim Williams was named the South Region’s field athlete of the year and assistant coach Ken Harnden was named the South Region’s men’s assistant coach of the year.
Williams currently leads the nation in the triple jump with a best jump of 46-8½ (14.23m), over a foot better than any other mark recorded this season, and the second best mark ever recorded by a collegian indoors. She won the ACC title in the event, breaking the FSU and ACC records in the process. She also finished second at the ACC Indoor Championships in the long jump, and she has a best jump of 21-4¼ (6.51m) in the event. Williams is a junior from Kingston, Jamaica.
“The honors for Kim Williams keep pouring in, but it never gets old for such a fantastic athlete to be honored,” head coach Bob Braman said.
Sprints coach Ken Harnden played an integral role in Florida State’s 2010 ACC Indoor team championship. The Seminoles won the 60 meters and swept first through third place in the 200 meters to score valuable team points. Florida State’s sprinting crew is led by Charles Clark, who is tied for the fastest time nationally in the 200 meters. Joining Clark in Harnden’s brigade are a pair of NCAA participants in Brandon Byram and Maurice Mitchell.
“It’s a fantastic honor for Coach Harnden to be named Assistant Coach of the Year,” Braman said. “He’s truly one of the finest coaches in America.”
Williams and Harnden will make the trek to Fayetteville, Ark. this week to take part in the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships on the campus of the University of Arkansas.