Jaleesa Williams
Position: Throws
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
Previous School: First Colonial
Height: 5-7

PERSONAL RECORDS

Discus 174-3.25

Hammer 169-4.75

Indoor Shot 48-6.25

Outdoor Shot 47-10

Weight 58-1.25

 

CAREER STATS

OUTDOOR 2013

  • Launched a 52.23-meter discus throw to reach the NCAA Semifinals in Eugene, Ore.
  • Recorded a toss of 13.21-meters at the Atlantic 10 Championship, placing sixth.
  • Placed third in the discus with a toss of 46.52-meters at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
  • Fifth place finsher in the hammer throw, unleashing a toss of 49.09-meters.
  • Tossed an outdoor personal record with a throw of 13.93 meters placing seventh in the shot put at the Vanderbilt Invitational. 
  • Recorded a toss of 38.12 meters placing 10th in the discus throw at Vanderbilt.
  • Placed second with a personal record throw of 51.63 in the hammer throw at  the Vanderbilt Invitational.
  • Set the school record with a throw of 49.40-meters, finishing second at the Florida  Relays.
  • Placed 12th in the hammer throw with a personal record toss of 49.27-meters at the Florida relays.
  • Finished 12th in the shot put with a throw of 13.48-meters at the Florida Relays.
  • Named the Atlantic Track and Field Performer of the Week for the week of April 1.
  • Won the women's discus throw at the Fred Hardy Invitational with a throw 45.45-meters.
  • Finished second in the hammer throw with a toss of 50.44-meters in the hammer throw at the Fred Hardy Invitational.
  • Placed second in the shot put at the Fred Hardy Inivitational with a throw of 14.10-meters.

INDOOR 2013

  • Won the Atlantic 10 Championship with a personal-best toss of 17.29-meters.
  • Placed fifth in the shot put at the A-10 Championships with a throw of 14.13-meters.
  • Placed sixth in the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 17.47m at the Penn State National Invitational
  • Won the weight throw with a toss of 16.14m (ECAC qualifying) at the Father Diamond Invitational

Just the Facts

  • Full Name: Jaleesa Simone’ Williams
  • Born: Apr. 6th, 1991
  • Birthplace: New York, NY
  • Parents:  John and Julia Williams 
  • Major: Pre-Health 

ECAC Championship Qualifications

2010 Indoors-Shot Put

2010 Outdoors-Shot Put & Discus

Career Highlights

  • Threw a team season best in the shot put (45' 5.75") at 2010 CAA Championships 

While With the Rams

  • Broke the VCU Indoor Shot Put record as a freshman
  • Finished in 3rd at the conference meet in the shot put in 2010
  • Finished in 4th at the conference meet in the discus in 2010

Prior to VCU

  • Virginia State Indoor and Outdoor Shot Put champion as a high school senior
  • Holds indoor and outdoor school shot put records at First Colonial High School
  • 7th in USATF Metropolitan National Scholastic Indoor Championship 

Off the Field

  • Twin sister, Jessica, is also a member of the VCU Women’s Track & Field team
  • Worked as a Life Guard at Ocean Breeze Water Park during the offseason


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