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KENDAL WILLIAMS

Player profile

BIO:

PERFORMANCE RESULTS

Freshman qualifier for the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60-meter dash where he was the No. 4 seed overall…earned second-team All-American honors with the ninth-fastest time in the preliminary rounds (6.62), missing the finals by the narrowest of margins…won the ACC Indoor Championship 60-meter dash title in 6.56 – edging Clemson’s Tevin Hester by .004 – to become just the second freshman to make that claim as a Seminole…his time ranks tied for fourth in FSU history…added a bronze medal performance in the 200-meter dash at the ACC Indoor Championship in a personal-best 21.15…has progressively improved over the course of the indoor season, knocking a full .10 from his 60m time since his debut…rebounded from a false start at the Doc Hale Invitational by running 6.57 a week later in the semifinals at the Tyson Invitational…only NCAA top-seed John Teeters (Oklahoma State) and Trayvon Bromell (Baylor) were faster in the round, though all three passed on a rematch in the final.

Personal:

Williams enjoyed a meteoric summer of 2014, capped by his stunning victory over Bromell, the reigning NCAA champion, in the 100-meter final at the World Junior Championships in Euguene, Ore…clocked a personal-best 10.21 into a slight head-wind to win…followed up with a silver in the 200 behind teammate Trentavis Friday in a windy 20.46…capped off the World Juniors by contributing to Team USA’s gold in the 4×100 relay (38.70)…recorded his fastet legal 200 outdoors in Orlando at the Golden South (20.55)…won Adidas Grand Prix 100-meter title in New York City…capped his incredible high school career at Jacksonville (Fla.) Stanton Prep by sweeping the 100-200 state 3A titles for the second consecutive year…finished senior season with six individual state titles, and is one of only three men to win the 200 in four consecutive years… signing with the Seminoles, along with Friday, prompted Track & Field News to tab FSU as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. born Sept. 23, 1995.