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Track and Field

Game of the Week 11.19.18 - WBB vs. Villanova (TOP)

Sonnisha

Williams

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Sprints/Jumps
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Raines H.S.

Bio

Personal Bests (Prior to 2013)
60M: 7.96
100M: 12.05
200M: 23.79 (Out); 24.36 (In)
400M: 57.46 (Out)
High Jump: 1.73m/5-08 (Out); 1.69m/5-6.5 (In)
Long Jump: 6.32m/20-09.00 (In; school record); 6.59m/21-07.50 (Out; school record)
Triple Jump: 11.92m/39-01.25 (Out); 12.04m/39-6 (In) 2013 (Senior):
-NCAA East Prelims qualifier (long jump)
-Scored points at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a seventh-place finish in the high jump (1.68m/5-06) and a fifth-place finish in the long jump (5.86m/19-02.75)
-Registered her best leap of the season in the long jump at the Hokie Invitational with a first-place mark of 6.18m/20-03.50
-Scored points in the high jump at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, clearing 1.70m/5-7 for eighth place
2012 (Junior):
-NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Second-Team All American (Long Jump)
-One of four Knights to compete at the USA Olympic Trials
-Posted a mark of 6.19m/20-3.75 at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/9)
-C-USA indoor long jump champion, tying both her school and personal records with a mark of 6.32m/20-09.00, which ranked 10th in the country
-Garnered All-Conference Second Team honors at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2/26) as the third leg of the 4x400 relay, who finished with a time of 3:43.32
-Helped UCF[apos]s 4x400 relay to its best time of the season (3:41.68) at the Rod McCravy Memorial (1/28) for third place
-Scored points in the high jump at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2/26) with a leap of 1.67m/5-05.75 for eighth place
-Posted a personal best time of 24.36 in prelims of the 200 meters at the C-USA Championships (2/25)
-Topped own school record and personal record in the long jump at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a second-place finish of 6.59m/21-07.50, which qualified her for a ticket to the USA Olympic Trials
-One of a school-record 14 competitors to represent the Knights at the NCAA East Preliminaries (5/24) and one of UCF[apos]s nation-best four entries in the long jump
-Finished sixth in the semifinals with a mark of 6.29m/20-7.75 to advance to the NCAA Championships, where she earned second team honors in 14th place with her performance of 6.19m/20-3.75 2011 (Sophomore):
-Indoor Long Jump All American
-Ran the second leg of the outdoor 4x400 relay that set a new school record with a time of 3:36.37 in the NCAA East preliminaries to qualify for nationals
-Broke a school record and claimed first place in the long jump at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, posting a personal best 6.50m (21-4)
-Ran a personal best in the 100M at the UCF Invitational (3/26) with a time of 12.05
-Produced a personal best in the 200M at the Black and Gold Challenge (3/19) with a time of 23.79
-Clocked a personal best time of 57.46 in the 400-meter at the C-USA Outdoor Championships (5/15)
-Set a personal best in the indoor 200M with a time of 24.56 at the Jimmy Carnes meet (1/30)
-Claimed first place in the high jump at the Indoor Hokie Invitational (1/22) with a jump of 1.69m (5-6.5)
-Awarded All-Conference USA distinction in the long jump after producing a mark of 5.92m (19-5.25) for third place
-Broke the indoor long jump school record with a first place finishing mark of 6.32m (20-9) at the Hokie Invitational (1/22)
-She was recognized as the C-USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week after that performance 2010 (Freshman):
-Recorded a new school and freshman record in the long jump at the NCAA East Championships on 5/27 with a jump of 20-6.25/6.25m to earn a spot in the finals and an eventual spot at the NCAA Championships
-Finished 21st at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a jump of 19-1.50/5.83m
-Set a personal best in the high jump at the C-USA Championships with a mark of 5-4.50/1.64m to finish tied for fifth
-At the Black & Gold Challenge on 3/20, Williams set a then PR in the long jump with a mark of 18-7.25/5.67m to take first place
-In the preliminaries of the 400M at the C-USA Championships on 5/15, Williams set a personal-best time of 57.46 Prior to UCF:
-Attended Raines HS in Jacksonville, where she won both the FHSAA 2A State Finals and the regional championships in both the high jump and the long jump as a senior
-Also placed seventh in the state and second in the region in the 200M
-Had personal bests of 5-8.0 in the high jump, 20-3.50 in the long jump and 24.47 in the 200M
-Named to all-conference team and subsequently the athlete of the year for her efforts in volleyball, basketball and track
-Named to the all-state track team her senior year Personal:
-Born in Ft. Myers, Fla. -Daughter of April Williams and goddaughter of Keith Chestnut
-Major is sports and exercise science - coaching track
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