Joe Williams
Joe  Williams


Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Spain Park



Track and Field Earns Coaches Association Academic Honors

The Crimson Tide women earned All-Academic Team accolades while 17 men and women earned individual All-Academic honors


107 Alabama Students Earn Place on SEC Academic Honor Roll

The Crimson Tide rowing team led the way with 26 honors while the men's and women's track and field teams added 19 and 18, respectively.


26 Track & Field Athletes, 4 Relays, Rank In SEC's Top 10 in 26 Events

Quanesha Burks and Remona Burchell top the SEC rankings with conference-leading performances.


Track and Field Qualifies Seven to NCAA Championships on Day Two of East Regionals

Defending NCAA Discus Champion Hayden Reed was among those punching their ticket for Eugene, Ore., site of this year's NCAA Outdoor Championships


NCAA East Regional Championship Notes

The East Preliminary is the first qualifying round for the NCAA Outdoor Championships to be held in Eugene, Ore., on June 10-13


Crimson Tide Invitational Interview: Joe Williams

Crimson Tide Invitational Interview: Joe Williams

2015 Outdoor Season
Finished with a best mark of 180-8 (55.06m) in the discus at the NCAA East Prelims…threw 180-1 (54.88m) in the discus to finish fourth at the LSU Invitational … finished as the runner-up in the discus with a toss of 188-3 1/4 (57.38m) at the John Jacobs Invitational … threw 178-10 (54.51m) in the discus to finish third in the Border Clash … posted a mark of 183-11 (56.05m) in the invitational section of the discus at the Pepsi Florida Relays to finish seventh … threw a personal-record 191-2 (58.26m) in the discus to finish runner-up at the Crimson Tide Invitational … finished eighth in discus with a mark of 174-3 (53.11m) at the Alabama Relays.

2015 Indoor Season
Threw 53-11 3/4 (16.45m) to finish 15th in the shot put at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational ... threw 52-4 1/2 (15.96m) in the shot put to finish 10th at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... placed 12th in the shot put at the Auburn Invitational with a distance of 49-5 1/4 (15.07m).

Redshirt Freshman
2014 Outdoor Season
Threw a mark of 169-11 in the discus competition at the NCAA East Region Preliminary ... finished fifth in the discus at the SEC Championships with a mark of 184-1 ... finished runner-up in the discus with a mark of 187-2 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... competed in the discus at the Mt. SAC Relays and finished 16th with a mark of 182-5 ... set a personal record of 189-7 en route to a second-place finish in the discus at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... finished runner-up in the discus with a mark of 179-10 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... placed second in the discus at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a mark of 183-3 ... finished fourth in the discus at the Alabama Relays with a mark of 188-3.

2014 Indoor Season
Placed 12th in shot put (50-0) at the Auburn Invitational.


Redshirted the season.

Prep and Personal
Top high school thrower in the Alabama prep ranks over much of his prep career, while competing for Spain Park High School ... won a total of seven state titles (six outdoor, one indoor) in three events (two in shot put, three in discus and one in javelin) during his high school career ... as a senior, won 2012 Alabama High School Athletics Association (AHSAA) class 6A state outdoor titles in both the shot put (58-6) and the discus (189-6 1/4) ... won the 2012 state indoor shot put title (58-5) ... as a junior, won 2011state outdoor titles in the javelin (194-7), discus (185-1) and shot put (52-5) ... as a sophomore in 2010, was the outdoor state champion in the discus (163-8) ... placed 11th in the shot put (46-8) at the 2010 state outdoor meet ... set school records in the shot put and discus ... named the 2011 Gatorade Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year in Alabama ... four-year letterman in track and field at SPHS and twice was voted the team's MVP ... placed 14th in the discus at the 2009 USA Track & Field Junior Olympics ... set an intermediate boys Alabama state discus record ... did not begin competing in track and field until the age of 14 ... coached by Michael Zelwak at Spain Park ... coached in club track by Mary Birdwell, with the Hoover Parks and Rec team ... son of Jim and Cheryl Williams ... born Aug. 21, 1994, in Columbia, S.C.