RALEIGH, N.C. – Destinee Williams was the first female athlete for outdoor track and field to represent Shaw University since 2002 and first since 2015 at the NCAA DII National Championships. A four-year letterman in the sport, Williams really had a stellar senior season under former head coach Nadia Alexander-Pompey and strength and conditioning coach, Wayne Hall in 2017.
At one point during her senior campaign, Williams was ranked 12th in the nation for the fastest time in 100m hurdles race. Prior to qualifying the NCAA DII Nationals, she earned a bronze medal in the 100m hurdles (14.33) at the CIAA championships, followed by a first place finish in the event at the Wingate Invitational (May 5, 2017).
Williams, former Miss Shaw University (2015-16) would finish with the eighth fastest time at the 2017 NCAA DII Nationals (13.74) concluding her career as an All-American, Shaw's record holder for the 100m hurdles (13.74) and the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region Team recipient and two-time MVP for track and field.
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