Player Profiles

Kelly                              Williams
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Chesterland, Ohio
Height: 5-9
Sport: Women's Cross Country
Sport: Women's Track
Position: Distance


At West Virginia in 2013-2014 in Track
  • Placed 12th in the 1,500 meters at the 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Championships in 4:32.73
  • Registered a season-best time of 4:29.72 in the 1,500 meters at the Virginia Challenge on May 10, placing 22nd overall
  • Finished 13th at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in the one mile in 5:01.48
  • Placed 19th in the one mile at the Alex Wilson Invite in her first action of the season on Feb. 2
At West Virginia in 2013 in Cross Country 
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • 2013 USTFCCCA Division I Women’s Cross Country All-Academic
  • Named to All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team following a 21st-place finish at the NCAA Regional Meet on Nov. 15, in Bethlehem, Pa.
  • Recorded a 75th-place finish at the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa., on Oct. 5, with a time of 21:37
  • First Mountaineer and second runner overall to cross the line at the PSU National on Oct. 18, while helping West Virginia to a first-place finish with a time of 21:22
  • Came in 24th (21:32.7) at the Big 12 Championships in Waco, Texas, on Nov. 2.
  • First WVU runner across the line at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Nov. 15, in Bethlehem, Pa., posting a personal-best time of 20:49
  • Second Mountaineer to complete course at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind, on Nov. 23
At West Virginia in 2012-2013 in Track 
  • USTFCCCA First Team All-American in the one mile
  • First Team Academic All-Big 12 with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average
  • Finished in second place overall at the Columbia Last Chance with a personal-best mile time of 4:36.77
  • Came in ninth place at the NCAA Championships semifinals with a time of 4:38.18 in the mile
  • Posted a fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Championships with a one mile time of 4:48.73
  • Recorded a second-place finish in the mile (4:38.47) at the SPIRE Invite on Mar. 9
  • Member of the distance medley relay team that recorded a first-place finish at the Doug Raymond Invite on Jan. 12 with a time of 12:15.49
  • Member of distance medley relay team that placed first at the Big 12 Championships (11:29.91) and second at the PSU National Invite (11:34.55)
  • Recorded a personal-best time in the 800-meter run, while placing first the PSU National Invite
At West Virginia in 2012 in Cross Country 
  • Competed in every meet for the Mountaineers, starting with the WVU Alumni Open where she finished fourth overall with a 4k time of 15:27
  • Came in 28th at the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational with a 6k time of 22:29
  • One of only five runners for WVU at the Toledo Inter-Regional Bubble Buster where she posted a personal-best 4k time of 14:20.3
  • Finished 12th in the Blue Race at the Greater Louisville Classic with a personal-best 5k time of 18:14.79
  • Ran a 22:10.2 6k at the NCAA Pre-Nationals
  • Second runner across the line for WVU at the Big 12 Championship where she finished 19th overall with a 6k time of 21:37.9
  • Earned NCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region honors with a 22nd-place finish and a personal-best 6k time of 21:20
  • 2012 USTFCCCA Division I Women’s Cross Country All-Academic
  • 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Cross Country First Team
  • Coached by Mike Taurasi at West Geauga High
  • Graduated with a 4.1 GPA
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • Student Council Secretary
  • Earned all-state in the 800-meter senior year
  • Achieved all-state in the 4x400 sophomore year
  • Also competed in gymnastics
  • Daughter of Wayne and Beth Williams
  • Birthday is Aug. 7
  • Has two brothers and one sister
  • Older sister, Katelyn, is a former All-America high jumper at WVU
  • Majoring in human nutrition and foods
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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