Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
Previous School: First Colonial
Indoor Shot 48-6.25
Outdoor Shot 47-10
- 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.
- 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
- 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