Washington University’s Jasmine Williams Jumps to All-America Honors at NCAA Outdoor Championships
La Crosse, Wis., May 24, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis junior Jasmine Williams tied for fifth in the women’s high jump to earn the first All-America honors of her career Friday on the second day of the 2013 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Williams’ tie for fifth added 3.5 team points to Washington U.’s total, bringing the Bears to 14.5 points heading into the final day of the championships. Washington U. sits in a tie for fourth with Monmouth College (Ill.). Ramapo College continues to lead the women’s team standings with 27 points, while Illinois College and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are tied for second with 16 points each.
Williams cleared a height of 1.70 meters on her first attempt to tie for fifth place. The height was just two centimeters shy of the school record that she shares with Elizabeth Stoll (2003). Williams also qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2012, finishing 16th in the high jump.
The only other competitor for Washington U. Friday was freshman Emily Warner in the women’s 400 meters. Running on an outside lane, Warner led through the first half of the race before fading down the stretch to finish 21st overall with a time of 58.26.
Sophomores Melissa Gilkey and Drew Padgett close the meet for Washington U. during Saturday’s events. Gilkey competes in the women’s javelin, which is scheduled to start at 3:45 p.m. Padgett takes the track at 5:55 p.m. to race in the men’s 5,000 final.