UGA’s Williams sets American Junior record en route to Bulldog Heptathlon win

Georgia freshman Kendell Williams set an American Junior record and won the Bulldog Heptathlon at the Spec Towns National Team Invitational on Saturday.

Williams tallied 6,018 points, a score that lands Williams No. 2 in the school record books and No. 2 in the world rankings. The score is also tops in the nation. During the indoor season, Williams set World Junior and collegiate records in the pentathlon.

Quintunya Chapman finished fourth with 5,669 points through seven events. Chapman is No. 2 on the national list and No. 5 on Georgia’s all-time list.

Chanice Porter won the long jump, and Freya Jones won the javelin. Leontia Kallenou was second in the high jump.

Johnathan Smith, Jamario Calhoun, Reggie Glover and Brandon Thompson combined to win the 4×100 relay, earning the Bulldogs’ best time since 2007.

Smith and Thompson finished first and second, respectively, in the 100.

Maurice Freeman won the 200. Glover took second. Drew Branch won the 400 hurdles, and Charlie Sparks won the steeplechase.

Georgia will compete in the Mt. SAC meet in Walnut, Calif. and the War Eagle Invitational at Auburn.

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