usaCharonda Williams

DATE OF BIRTH27.03.1987
EVENT100m, 200m
PERSONAL BEST200m - 22.32, 100m - 11.07


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ABOUT Charonda Williams

US international athlete Charonda Williams has twice competed at the World Championships over 200m, resulting in a sixth place in 2013 having reached the semi-final in 2009.

She made quite an impact in her early career. At Arizona State she carved her name well and truly into the athletics books: Returning All-American in the 200m and defending 100m and 200m champion in the Pac-10 Conference. Indoors she ranks third all-time at ASU in the 60m (7.42) and fourth in the 200m (23.69). Outdoors she stands third in the 100m (11.41), third in the 200m (23.09) and is part of the sixth and 10th-fastest 4x100m relays in programme history.

The 2008 outdoor season saw her earn her first All-America honour in the 200m and she swept the Pac-10 Championships short sprint events, winning the 100m in 11.45 and the 200m in 23.09. In so doing she became just the ninth woman in Pac-10 history and only the second in school history to win both races at the same Pac-10 meet.

She then won the 200m at the NCAA West Region meet (23.30) and was fourth in the 100m dash. But she went on to to a achieve the double again at the Jim Click Invitational and the Double Dual before helping the 4x100m relay team to the regional crown.

2008 Indoor: Charonda took the 200m at the MPSF Championships in a time of 23.78 and came second in the 60m in 7.46. She ran a best of 23.69 at the Iowa State Last Chance meet to qualify for the NCAA Championships and won four of her seven 200m races as well as taking the 60m event at the Last Chance meet with a provisional-qualifying time of 7.42.

Charonda earned her Associates degree from Laney College (Oakland, Calif.) in 2007. She competed on the track & field team for two years, during which time the team won the 2006 and 2007 Northern California conference championships. She won 100m and 200m at the California Community College State Track & Field Championships in CCC record times of 11.56 and 23.53. And for good measure she also won the long jump and the 4x100m relay. This had already been a happy hunting ground for her as she had captured the CCC titles in the 100m and 200m events in 2006 as well.

A 2005 graduate of Gompers High School (Richmond, Calif.), she also competed for the Richmond Original Half Steppers, coached by Johnny Holem and Eric Avery.

She majored in childhood education and family studies and has a bachelor’s degree in interdiscipline studies education and family studies and an associate degree in liberal arts from Laney Community College. She was raised by her grandmother, Mary Spraggins and has two sisters, Patrice Williams and Deneen Spraggins. Her hobbies include running, helping under-privileged children and playing Nintendo DS.

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