UCF Long Jumper Takes Silver at NACAC Championships


GO KNIGHTS Sonnisha Williams was one of three Knights who were selected to compete for Team USA at the NACAC U-23 Championships.
GO KNIGHTS
Sonnisha Williams was one of three Knights who were selected to compete for Team USA at the NACAC U-23 Championships.
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July 8, 2012

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By Jenna Marina
UCFAthletics.com

GUANAJUATO, Mexico - UCF track and field's Sonnisha Williams capped her memorable junior year as a silver medalist in the long jump at the NACAC U-23 Championships on Sunday.

Williams improved on each of her first three attempts, leaping to a mark of 6.17m/20-3. She was narrowly edged out for gold by Arizona State's Christabel Nettey, who represented Canada with a first-place finish of 6.18m/20-3.50.

Along with sprinters Aurieyall Scott and Octavious Freeman, Williams helped the Knights to a total of five medals during their time in Mexico. Prior to the meet, no UCF athlete had ever attended the championships.

Williams finished the 2012 season as a USA Olympic Trials qualifier with two All-America honors and two school records to her credit.

 

 

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