The NCAA entries are in and the Georgia women are projected to get 2nd with 45 points - just 7 points out of #1 Arkansas. We've noticed the Georgia superstar Kendall Williams is only in the multi. Does anyone know why she isn't at least doing the LJ where she is seeded third?
A few more points and Georgia could be the champs. Does anyone know the reason why she isn't doubling?
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Did Georgia leave points on the board by only entering Kendell Williams in one event? In Williams, Georgia has one of the world’s best young athletes. How good is Williams? She won NCAAs in the pentathlon (indoors, setting the collegiate record in the process) and heptathlon (outdoors) last year as a freshman and then won World Juniors — in the 100-meter hurdles. She also has the #2 time in history for a junior in the 100m hurdles — 12.89 seconds. On the NCAA lists this year, Williams was #16 in the 60 hurdles, #8 in the high jump and #3 in the long jump in addition to being #1 in the pentathlon. The pentathlon is obviously a grueling event, especially for a 19-year-old, but with the long jump on Friday and the pentathlon on Saturday, it doesn’t make much sense as to why Georgia would only enter Williams in the pentathlon when the Bulldogs have a legitimate shot at the team title. Assuming she’s healthy, taking a maximum of six jumps on Friday shouldn’t tire Williams out that much, and the rewards are potentially huge (if Williams finished third in the LJ, as she is seeded, Georgia would move to 51 projected points, just one behind Arkansas).
She also only did the multi at SECs.