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James Williams

Throws
Position
Freshman
Class
Radford, Va.
Hometown
Radford
High School

TFRRS Profile (For PRs and full results)

2018 Outdoor 
• Finished eighth at the ACC Championships in the shot put with a career-best mark of 16.90m (55’5.5″), raking 10th in UVA history with the performance 
• Placed 14th at the ACC Championships in the discus with a mark of 48.76m (160’0″)
• Finished second in the shot put at the Virginia Quad and the Virginia Grand Prix
• Recorded a season-best throw fo 50.37m (165’3″) in the discus at the Virginia Grand Prix 

2018 Indoor 
• Placed 10th in the shot put at the ACC Championships 
• Recorded a season-best mark of 15.59m (51’1.75″) at the ACC Championships in the shot put 

2017 Outdoor 
• Finished 10th in the shot put and 12th in the discus at the ACC Championships 
• Placed second in the shot put at the Virginia Challenge
• Recorded a PR in the shot put at the Virginia Challenge (16.66m)
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2017 Indoor 
• Finished 10th in the shot put at the ACC Championships 
• Captured a PR in the shot put (16.78m) at the ACC Championships 

2016 OUTDOOR
• Placed 14th in discus and 19th in hammer at ACC Championships
• Set PR in discus of 52.04m (170′ 9″) at Onesty/Abramson Invitational, which ranks 10th on UVA’s all-time list
• Recorded PR in hammer of 51.22m (168″) at Virginia Quad, which ranks ninth on UVA’s all-time list

2016 INDOOR
• Competed at the Doc Hale VT Invite in the weight throw – 14.76m (48′ 5.25″)

2015 OUTDOOR
• Finished 16th in the shot put and 23rd in the discus at the ACC Championships
• Had season-best marks of 52′ 1.75″ in the shot put, 146′ 6″ in the hammer and 157′ 9″ in the discus
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2015 INDOOR
• Did not compete

BACKGROUND
• 2013 and 2014 Virginia discus state champion
• 2013 and 2014 Virginia shot put runner-up
• Three-time All-State
• Virginia 1A state record holder in the discus

PERSONAL
• Son of Phil and Vicki Williams
• Has an older sister, Rebecca
• Father played basketball at Virginia Tech