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Kristyn Williams
Kristyn Williams
Position: Sprints
Other Position: Sprints
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas
High School: Mansfield Timberview
Major: Human biology
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* Three-Time All-American *

Career Bests (thru 2016 indoors):

  • 400 meters: 52.59
  • 800: 2:10.23
  • 200: 24.16
  • 500: 1:10.82i
  • 600: 1:32.04i

Stanford Record Book:
Outdoors

  • 400: 3rd

Indoors

  • 400: 1st
  • 500: 1st
  • 4x400: 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th
  • DMR: 2nd, 3rd, 5th

At Stanford:

  • Ran the 400 leg on Stanford's 2014 NCAA indoor runner-up distance medley relay team.
  • Two first-team honors on the indoor DMR.
  • Earned second-team outdoor All-America honors at the 2015 NCAA Championships in the 4x400.

2016 Season:
Indoors

  • Ran the 400 leg on Stanford's third-place NCAA Championships DMR team.
  • Brought Stanford from fourth to first with a 52.78 split, the fastest in the race.
  • Earned the distinction of running legs on Stanford's school-record 4x400 team and the year's fastest distance medley relay team, in the same season.
  • Anchored Stanford's school-record 4x400 team (3:33.78) with a 52.5 at the Don Kirby Elite.
  • Ran the second leg (400) in the Cardinal DMR that won the Penn State National in 10:54.58, the eighth-fastest collegiate time in history, running a 52.6 split.
  • Second in the MPSF Championships 400 (53.39), for her highest conference individual finish, indoors or outdoors.
  • MPSF All-Academic team.

2015 Season:
Outdoors

  • Earned All-America second team honors as a member fo the 15th-place Card 4x400 at NCAA’s.
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.
  • Big Meet triple winner (200, 400, 4x400).
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic team.
  • Ran season-best 52.76 at the Pac-12 prelims.
  • Fourth at the Pac-12 Championships in the 400 at 52.84.
  • Advanced to the NCAA West Prelims in the 400, running 53.40 for 15th.

Indoors

  • Broke her own school record in the 400 by running 53.35 to win the Husky Classic.
  • Placed sixth at the MPSF Championships in the 400 (54.30).
  • Ran leadoff on third-place 4x400 at the MPSF Championships (3:38.18).
  • Ran legs on 4x400 relays that won the Razorback Invitational and Husky Classic.
  • Her lead off split at Razorback was 53.91 on the 200-meter banked track at Arkansas.
  • MPSF All-Academic team.

2014 Season:
Outdoors

  • Won the Stanford Invitational 400 with a season best 52.70, placing her No. 3 all-time in Stanford history.
  • Captured Big Meet victories in three events: the 200 (a lifetime best 24.16), 400 (52.70), and 4x400 (3:42.46).
  • Ran the second leg of Stanford's runner-up distance medley relay at the Penn Relays.
  • Named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

Indoors

  • Earned first-team All-America honors by running the second (400 meter) leg on Stanford's second-place distance medley relay team at the NCAA Championships.
  • Ran a split of 53.56 to extend Stanford's lead.
  • Placed fourth at the MPSF Championships in the 400, breaking her own school record with a personal indoor best of 53.36.
  • Broke the Stanford indoor 400 record in the season-opening UW Indoor Preview, running 53.39 on Jan. 18.
  • Also broke the meet record.
  • Was the sixth-fastest, indoors and outdoors, at Stanford.
  • Won the invitational 500 at the Penn State National, setting a school record of 1:10.82.
  • The time missed the all-time collegiate top 10 by 0.06.
  • Ran the second leg (52.7 split for 400) during Stanford's school record-setting distance medley relay (10:54.04) in a winning effort at the Penn State National on Jan. 31.
  • MPSF All-Academic team.

2013 Season:
Outdoors

  • Ran the No. 7 400 time in school history with a 54.15 at the Triton Invitational.
  • It was the second-fastest by a freshman in Stanford history.
  • Placed 14th overall in the 400 at the Pac-12 Championships.
  • Was 38th at the NCAA West Prelims (55.30).
  • Second in the Big Meet at 54.29.
  • Ran anchor on the sixth-place team at the Pac-12's in the 4x400 (3:38.15).

Indoors

  • Anchored Stanford to third in the MPSF Championships in the 4x400.
  • Team ran 3:38.16, the fourth-fastest indoor time in school history.
  • Placed ninth in the 400 at MPSF's in 54.71.
  • Had a season best 400 of 54.34 at the Alex Wilson Invitational.
  • Made collegiate debut with a 1:32.04 in the 600 for second at the UW Preview.
  • Won the Armory Invitational 500 title in 1:13.39.

High School:

  • As a freshman, won Texas Class 4A state titles in the 400 (53.88) and the 800 (2:10.23).
  • Her winning 800 time was a 4A state-meet record.
  • Twice finished in the top 25 at the state 4A cross-country championships.
  • 2009 All-Area Girls Track & Field Newcomer of the Year by the Dallas Morning News.
  • Missed the 2010 and 2011 state meets because of injury.
  • Ran 53.95 to finish second in the 2012 state 5A final in the 400.
  • With both twins in the lineup, the Wolves 4x400 relay set a 5A Region 1 record of 3:43.68 in 2012.

Personal:

  • Parents are Jessie and Terry Williams.
  • Majoring in human biology.
  • Twin sister Kaitlyn also runs for Stanford.

Career Results:

Year Season (Meets) Event Season Best Conf. Finish W. Prelims NCAA Champs.
2016 Indoors (4) 400 53.39 2 (MPSF) -- --
    200 24.47 -- -- --
    4x400 3:33.78 2 (MPSF) -- --
    DMR 10:54.58 -- -- 3
2015 Outdoors (6) 400 52.76 4 (Pac-12) 15 --
    200 24.08 -- -- --
    4x400 3:35.15 3 (Pac-12) 10 15
    SMR 3:58.02 -- -- --
    DMR 11:11.07 -- -- --
  Indoors (3) 400 53.35 6 (MPSF) -- --
    4x400 3:36.81 3 (MPSF) -- --
2014 Outdoors (3) 400 52.70 -- -- --
    200 24.16 -- -- --
    4x400 3:42.46 -- -- --
    DMR 10:57.64 -- -- --
  Indoors (5) 400 53.36 4 (MPSF) -- --
    500 1:10.82 -- -- --
    4x400 3:37.23 4 (MPSF) -- --
    DMR 10:54.04 -- -- 2
2013 Outdoors (6) 400 54.15 14 (Pac-12) 38 --
    200 24.89w -- -- --
    4x400 3:35.11 6 (Pac-12) -- --
  Indoors (6) 400 54.34 9 (MPSF) -- --
    500 1:13.39 -- -- --
    600 1:32.04 -- -- --
    4x400 3:38.16 3 (MPSF) -- --

 

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