Emily  Williams

Emily Williams

Hometown:
Bristol, Tenn.

High School:
Sullivan Central

Height:
5-7

Position:
Distance

Year (XC/In/Out):
So./So./So.

PERSONAL RECORDS
CROSS COUNTRY
5K: 17:55.48 (2013)
6K: 21:19.00 (2014)

INDOORS
Mile: 5:12.50 (2014)
3000m: 10:04.17 (2014)

OUTDOORS
800m: 2:19.72 (2014)
1500m: 4:37.65 (2014)

2014 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Competed in the final two races of the season for Tennessee
  • Posted a career-best 6K time of 21:19.00 at the NCAA South Regional, finishing 81st
  • Also competed for UT at the SEC Championships on Oct. 31, finishing 85th with a 6K time of 22:13.40

2014 TRACK & FIELD
Indoors
  • Indoor 3000m personal best of 10:04.17 came at Kentucky Invitational (1/25)
  • Bested in mile run at Va. Tech Invite, finishing in 5:12.50
Outdoors
  • Time of 2:1972 in outdoor 800m début at Tennessee Challenge
  • Personal best in 1500m at Alabama Relays with 4:37.65

2013 CROSS COUNTRY
  • Top five scorer in all races as a rookie
  • Recorded top 25 finishes in four meets
  • Scored personal best of 21:28.52 at NCAA South Regionals
  • Finished 53rd in first ever SEC Championship in 21:58.98
  • Established career best of 17:55.48 in 5K at Greater Louisville Classic
  • Top performer for UT in collegiate debut at Belmont Opener, finishing 17th in 18:49.03

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
  • Two-year captain and received varsity letter all four years in outdoor track and field
  • Lettered three times as two-year captain in cross country
  • Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist
  • 2011 State of Franklin Track Club Female Runner of the Year
  • Sectional Champion in 3200m, 1600m, and 800m (2013)
  • Conference and Sectional record holder in 1600m

PERSONAL
  • Born: March 9, 1995
  • Parents: John and Rebecca Williams
  • Siblings: Two older sisters Janina Williams and Katherine Chapman
  • Played trombone, trumpet, and flute for three years
  • Member of four Honor Societies (National, Science, Math, and Foreign Language)
  • Interests include reading, writing, and hiking
  • Chose UT because "academically and athletically it is an excellent fit"

 

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