Kendell Williams
Kendell Williams at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships
Personal information
Born (1995-06-14) June 14, 1995 (age 28)
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Georgia
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight148 lb (67 kg)
SportTrack and field, Track,
Event(s)Heptathlon, pentathlon, 100 meters hurdles
College teamGeorgia Bulldogs[1]
Turned pro2017
Coached byPetros Kyprianou
'13 - '22
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
World Indoor Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Belgrade Pentathlon
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Eugene 100 m hurdles
Pan American Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2013 Medellín Heptathlon
World Youth Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Lille 100 m hurdles

Kendell Williams (born June 14, 1995) is an American track and field athlete competing in the combined events.[2][3] She represented her country at the 2016 World Indoor Championships finishing sixth. Williams qualified to represent the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[4] She won the bronze medal at the 2022 World Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

Williams' brother is fellow American track and field athlete Devon Williams.


Kendell Williams ends her senior year (2017) as a seven time NCAA Division I Champion. U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-American. Kendell won the heptathlon at 2016 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, she scored 6225 points. Kendall won the pentathlon at 2016 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, she scored 4703 points and 2014 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships scoring 4635 points. Kendell won the pentathlon at 2015 and 2016 SEC Indoor Championships and 2014 heptathlon at SEC Outdoor Championships.[5] Kendell leaves the NCAA as the only Athlete to win the same event 4 years in a row. (The Indoor Pentathlon) Kendell still holds the National record (4703 pts) Kendell won the NCAA Div 1 Heptathlon 3 times.

While at Georgia, she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's best female track and field competitor in 2017.[6][7]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Result
Representing the  United States
2011 World Youth Championships Lille, France 3rd 100 m hurdles (76.2 cm) 13.28 s
11th Heptathlon (youth) 5101 pts
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th Heptathlon 5578 pts
2013 Pan American Junior Championships Medellín, Colombia 2nd Heptathlon 5572 pts
2014 World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 1st 100 m hurdles 12.89 s
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 6th Pentathlon 4586 pts
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 17th Heptathlon 6221 pts
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 12th Heptathlon 6220 pts
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 9th Pentathlon 4414 pts
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 5th Heptathlon 6415 pts
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 5th Heptathlon 6508 pts
2022 World Indoor Championships Belgrade Serbia 3rd Pentathlon 4680 pts
World Championships Eugene, United States Heptathlon DNF

Personal bests


  1. ^ "College team bio". Archived from the original on 2016-10-07. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  2. ^ "Kendell Williams". Team USA. Archived from the original on July 30, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  3. ^ Kendell Williams at World Athletics Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Kendell Williams Advances To Second Games As U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Wrap Up". University of Georgia Athletics. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  5. ^ "Kendell Williams at University of Georgia". Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS). Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  6. ^ Editor, Zach Shugan | Assistant Sports. "Kendell Williams named Honda Sport Award winner". The Red and Black. Retrieved 2020-03-26. ((cite web)): |last= has generic name (help)
  7. ^ "Georgia's Kendell Williams Named Honda Sport Award winner for Track & Field". CWSA. 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2020-03-26.