The Real Deal: America‘s # 1 Sub-Youth Hurdler
Kendall Wiiliams All Around Just That GOOD
Having just come from Eastern Michigan, the AAU Junior Olympic Championship, where she won the Pentathlon, the 200 meter hurdles, and the 100 meter hurdles , with a new National record , it doesn’t even occur to her that the bronze medal she also won in the Long Jump was her 20th National level medal.
At Club Nationals in Orlando (the first week in July 2008) she broke both hurdle records in the 100 and 200 meter hurdles, while picking up gold in the 400 and silver in the Long Jump
She is Kendell Williams from Kennesaw, GA, 13 years old, current AAU Sub Youth National Champion in the Sprint Hurdles, and holder of 20 AAU Junior Olympic National Championship medals going back to when she was 8. (Imagine that number had she gone to more than one USATF National).
She is somewhere between Gail Devers and Jackie Joyner Kearsey. Her hurdling is poetry in motion, and she also contests the multievent known as the Pentathlon as well. The “Pent” is five events in one day starting withthe hurdles, the long jump, the high jump, the shot put, and ending with the ½ mile race. A true test of all around athleticism, the “Pent” takes all day, and has to be competed without any coaching assistance, or parental contact.
Kendell has ranked very high nationally in the “Pent” since she began contesting it three years ago. Currently ranked 5th in the “Pent” and she returns next year in the youth division. She promises to be a force to be reckoned with. Her other specialties are the 400 meter dash, the 200 meter dash, and the long jump. In all of these events, she has collected many county, state and regional championships, with so many medals to count her mom has lost count.
Kendell represents East Cobb -The Heat Track Club of Marietta, Georgia and is their most decorated athlete. She is arguably one of if not the most athletic, versatile sub youth/ youth girls in the nation. Kendell is a straight A student in the 8th grade and a member of the National Beta Club. She is a competitive cheerleader in the off season.
Some of her future goals include: to win an Olympic Gold medal, becoming an Anesthesiologist and travel the world.If she continues her great track career pace of excellence, she will accomplish the world travel while she works on a gold medal or two.
Thank-you to the Williams family for providing this inspiring story.