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2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

 

Jillian Camarena-Williams

Jillian Camarena-Williams

Event: Shot Put
Height: 5-10
Weight: 250
PR: 20.18m/66-2.5AR (2011); 19.89m/65-3.75iAR (2012)
Born: 03/02/1982
Current Residence: Tucson, Ariz.
Hometown: Woodland, Calif.
High School: Woodland (Calif.) H.S. '00
College: Stanford '04
Coach: Craig Carter
Agent: Valentina Fedjuscmina
Sponsor: Nike
Club: New York Athletic Club (NYAC)
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USA Championships
Three-time USA Outdoor champion - 2006 (18.92m/62-1); 2010 (19.13m/62-9.25); 2012 (19.16m/62-10.5)
Eight-time USA Indoor champion - 2005 (17.31m/56-9.5); 2006 (19.26m/63-2.25); 2007 (18.46m/60-6.75); 2008 (18.11m/59-5); 2009 (18.59m/61-0); 2010 (18.63m/61-1.5); 2011 (19.87m/66-2.25); 2012 (19.56m/64-2.25)
Two-time USA Outdoor runner-up - 2007 (18.50m/60-8.5); 2009 (17.94m/59-2)
Third at 2004 (17.73m/58-2) and 2008 (18.12m/59-5.5) Olympic Trials

International Championships
2011 World Outdoor Championships bronze medalist (20.02m/65-8.25)
2001 Pan American Junior shot put champion
1999 Pan American Junior discus champion

Collegiate Championships/Honors
Indoor American shot put record holder (19.89m/66-3.25)
Tied with Ramona Pagel for outdoor American shot put record (20.18m/66-2.5)
Seven-time NCAA Division I All-American

About Jillian
Going from “glide” to “spin” technique has catapulted Camarena-Williams from national champion to the American indoor and outdoor record holder and a World Outdoor bronze medalist. She qualified for her first Olympic Team in 2008 less than three months after she had back surgery to repair a herniated disc. Unfortunatly, Camarena-Williams suffered another herniated disk only weeks before her second Olympic Games in 2012 and was unable to advance to the final. A multi-talented thrower, she holds the sixth best throw in the discus on Stanford’s all-time list. In high school, Camarena-Williams gained All-America honors while at Woodland High School where she won the 2000 California state discus title and the 1999 state shot put crown. Camarena-Williams married Dustin Williams on September 5, 2009. Dustin is a physiotherapist who often serves on Team USA's medical staff. A distance runner, he and Jill sometimes have shot put competitions between themselves.
Results
2012:
8th qualifying round at Olympic Games (18.22m/59-9.5); 1st at Olympic Trials (19.16m/62-10.5); 2nd at adidas Grand Prix (19.62m/64-4.5); 1st at Tucson Elite (19.82m/65-0.5); 2nd at Doha (19.81m-65-0); 1st at Payton Jordan Invite (19.54m/ 64-1.25);1st at Mt. Sac Relays (19.80m/ 64-11.5); 1st at USATF Classic (19.89m/65-3.25AR); 1st at USA Indoors (19.56m/64-2.25); 4th at World Indoors (19.44m/63-9.5)
2011: World Outdoor Championships shot put bronze medalist (20.02m/65-8.25); 2nd at USA Outdoors (19.85m/65-1.5); USA Indoor champion (19.87m/65-2.25); 3rd at Paris (20.18m/66-2.5AR); 2nd at Pre Classic (19.76/64-10); 2nd at Shanghai (19.35/63-6); 3rd at Stockholm (19.87m/65-2.25)
2010: USA Outdoor champ (19.13m/62-09.25); 6th at World Indoors (19.34m/63-5.5); USA Indoor champion (18.63m/61-1.5); 1st at Dakar (18.81m/61-8.50); 5th at Shanghai (18.56m/60-10.75); 6th at Paris (18.30m/60-0.25); 6th at Monaco (18.60m/61-0.25); 5th at Stockholm (18.74m/61-5.75)
2009: 23rd in qualifying at World Outdoors (16.92m/55-6.25); USA Outdoor runner-up (17.94m/59-2); USA Indoor champion (18.59m/61-0); 4th at Reebok Grand Prix (17.77m/58-3.75) 
2008: 12th at Olympic Games (18.24m/59-10.25); 3rd at Olympic Trials (18.12m/59-5.5); USA Indoor champion (18.11m/59-5)
2007: USA Outdoor runner-up (18.50m/60-8.5); 10th in qual. at World Outdoors (16.95m/55-7.5); USA Indoor champion (18.46m/60-6.75); 1st at Stanford Invitational (18.92m/62-1); 1st at Triton Invitational (18.81m/61-8.5); 4th at Fortaleza (18.32m/60-1.25); 3rd at Belem (18.37m/60-3.25); 4th at Pan Am Games (18.11m/59-5); 3rd at Bad Kostritz (18.47m/60-7.25); 1st at Provo (18.36m/60-3)
2006: USA Outdoor champion (18.92m/62-1); USA Indoor champion (19.26m/63-2.25); 1st at Spokane (19.02m/62-5); 1st at Modesto (18.76m/61-6.75)
2005: USA Indoor champion (17.31m/56-9.5i); 4th at USA Outdoors (17.72m/58-1.75); 1st at Tucson (17.94m/58-10.25); 1st at Reno (17.72m/58-1.75i); 1st at Boise (17.10m/56-1.25)
2004: 3rd in SP at U.S. Olympic Trials (17.73m/58-2); 2nd in SP at Cardinal Invitational (18.15m/59-6.75PR); NCAA Outdoor Championships runner-up (18.11m/59-5); Pac-10 SP champion (17.63m/57-10.25); 2nd at NCAA Indoors (17.27m/56-8); 3rd at Boise (17.44m/57-2.75i)
2003: 7th in SP at USA Outdoors (17.23m/56-6 1/2); 3rd at NCAA Outdoors (17.49m/57-4.75); 5th in DT at NCAA West Regional (52.52m/172-4); 1st at Claremont (17.03m/55-10.5); NCAA Indoor Championships runner-up (17.44m/57-2.75i); 1st at Boise (16.93m/55-6.5i)
2002: 3rd at NCAA Outdoor Championships (16.80m/55-1); 9th at USA Outdoors (17.23m/56-06.50); Pac-10 SP champion (16.72m/54-10.25); 5th at NCAA Indoors (16.46m/54-0i); Pac-10 Indoor champion (16.94m/55-7i)
2001: Pan Am Juniors SP champion; 3rd in SP at Pac-10 Championships (16.38m/53-9); 16th at NCAA Outdoors (15.39m/50-06); USA Juniors SP runner-up (16.19m/53-1.5)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012: Indoor bests - 19.89m/66-3.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); Outdoor bests - 19.82m/65-0.5 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 3 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the world by T&FN)
2011: Indoor bests -  19.87m/65-2.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world); Outdoor bests - 20.18m/66-2.5AR (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests - 19.34m/63-5.5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 7 in the world); Outdoor bests - 19.50m/63-11.75 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 8 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 7 in the world by T&FN)
2009: Indoor bests - 18.59m/61-0 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 11 in the world); Outdoor bests - 18.08m/59-4 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 25 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests - 18.11m/59-5 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 22 in the world); Outdoor bests - 18.51m/60-8.75 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 29 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2007: Indoor bests - 18.46m/60-6.75 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 11 in the world); Outdoor bests - 18.92m/62-1 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 13 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2006: Indoor bests - 19.26m/63-2.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); Outdoor bests - 19.02m/62-5 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 12 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 9 in the world by T&FN)
2005: Indoor bests - 17.72m/58-1.75 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 19 in the world); Outdoor bests - 17.94m/58-10.25 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 35 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2004: Indoor bests - 17.44m/57-2.75 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 29 in the world); Outdoor bests - 18.15m/59-6.75 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 28 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2003: Indoor bests - 17.44m/57-2.75 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 33 in the world); Outdoor bests - 17.49m/57-4.75 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 51 in the world)
2002: Indoor bests - 16.82m/55-2.25 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 44 in the world); Outdoor bests - 16.79m/55-1 (No. 11 in the USA)
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