Kendell Williams named the U.S.'s Track and Field coaches' Field Athlete of the Year

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Women's track and field star Kendell Williams capped off an incredible freshman campaign being honored as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association indoor and outdoor National Women's Field Athlete of the Year.

After arriving from Marietta and Kell High School, Williams proceeded to excel in the heptathlon (a contest of seven events including 100 meter hurdles, long jump, shot put, 200 meter run, high jump, javelin, and 800 meter run).  She won the Indoor Field Athlete of the Year award earlier this season, after taking the pentathlon (60m hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, 800m) in March for the NCAA indoor title.

Williams won the SEC and NCAA title in the heptathlon this spring, getting her necessary time in the final event (800m) at the NCAA championships last week despite being tripped and falling.  She set multiple records for Georgia, the SEC, NCAA, and nationally, was the SEC's Field Athlete of the Year, and is up for both the Honda Sports Award and the Bowerman Trophy (described by georgiadogs.com as track and field's Heisman).

Basically, she kicked butt all year long, and you might want to learn the name now to save time later on possible stardom in Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics. And speaking of Brazil...

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