Feb. 13, 2008
Greensboro, N.C. – Just two months into her Seminole career, freshman Kim Williams has already brought the Florida State women’s track and field squad to a new level of excellence. The Kingston, Jamaica native earned her second ACC Track and Field Performer of the Week honor on Feb. 12, following her record-breaking triple jump in her second collegiate performance at the New Balance Invitational on Feb. 8-9. Williams notched a 45’0.25″ leap shattering the previous FSU indoor triple jump record by almost nine inches.
“I’ve never, in my twenty-five years of coaching, had a single athlete be so dominant so quickly,” said head coach Bob Braman. “She’s been on campus for five weeks, been in two competitions and she’s twice taken the national lead in the triple jump on top of putting down an NCAA provisional mark in the long jump. We’re just so excited to have her at Florida State.”
Williams’ most recent mark is the best in the nation this season, as well as the best in the ACC by nearly two feet. Based on her 44’0.75″ jump last month at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Gainesville, Williams automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in March, but the new jump continues to add to her stunning start at FSU.
Prior to Williams’ first ACC POW honor in January, the last Seminole woman to win the conference’s top honor was Lacy Janson in 2006.
Both the Florida State men’s and women’s track and field squads will be back in action this weekend at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas.