Williams Places 17th At Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships
May 7, 2012
Freshman Jemal Williams placed 17th at the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championship with 6,188 points in the two-day competition at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on May 5-6. He was the first Trojan male athlete to compete in the conference decathlon championship since the 2003 season. In just his first decathlon as a Trojan, Williams stepped up to register seven season-best efforts in the 10 events.
Williams began the final day of action by placing 10th in the 110m HH with a time of 15.97 to earn 736 points. He then placed 12th in the discus throw with a season-best toss of 109-2 (33.27m) to gain 529 points.
In the pole vault, Williams matched his season-best clearance of 13-5.25 (4.10m) for 645 points and then had a season-best javelin throw of 133-1 (40.56m) to earn 450 points.
Williams closed out the grueling two-day competition with his best result by placing third in the 1500m race with a time of 4:28.68. That too was a season-best time and earned him 753 points.
His two-day total of 6,188 was good for 17th in the competition. Oregon's Dakotah Keys won the event with 7,793 points to earn 10 points in the team competition for the Ducks. Another Duck, Brianne Theisen won the hepatathlon with a conference-record total of 6,353 to earn 10 team points.
Here at the standing in both the men's and women's competitions at the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships after one event:
Men: UCLA (15), Oregon (11), Arizona State (7) and Colorado (6)
Women: Colorado (11), Oregon (10), Arizona State (8), Arizona (4), UCLA 4), Utah (2)
The Pac-12 Track & Field Championships will pickup again on May 12-13 in Eugene, Ore. with the remaining 20 events to be contested.