Joe Williams
Joe  Williams

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Spain Park

Event:
Throws



05/12/2016

2016 SEC Track & Field Outdoor Championships - EVENT UPDATES

05/05/2016

More Than 70 University of Alabama Student-Athletes Set for Commencement Weekend

The Crimson Tide's total includes a pair of NCAA champions, 11 All-Americans and four Academic All-Americans

04/09/2016

Track & Field Claims Three Event Titles at Battle on the Bayou

Crimson Tide takes two field events on the men’s side and the 4x100 relay on the women’s

04/08/2016

Battle on the Bayou Up Next for Track & Field Teams

Crimson Tide heads down to Baton Rouge for an action-packed Saturday

04/02/2016

Track & Field Concludes Action at Florida Relays

Crimson Tide throwers and relays highlight final day in Gainesville

03/28/2015

Crimson Tide Invitational Interview: Joe Williams

Crimson Tide Invitational Interview: Joe Williams

Junior (2016)

Outdoor Season

Produced a mark of 191-7 (58.39m) in the discus to finish third in the event at the SEC Championships … threw a mark of 189-11 (57.88m) to win the discus throw at the LSU Invitational … won the discus with a toss of 195-8 (59.63m) at the War Eagle Invitational … threw 190-3 (57.98m) in the discus to finish second in the event at the Battle on the Bayou … recorded a personal best in the discus at the Florida Relays with a mark of 198-2 (60.40m) to finish fifth in the event … finished fourth in the Alabama Relays discus with a toss of 190-0 (57.92m)

Sophomore (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.

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.

Indoor Season

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

Freshman (2013)

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.

     
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