Upload a Photo Upload a Video Add a News article Write a Blog Add a Comment
Blog Feed News Feed Video Feed All Feeds

Jesse Williams

  Select Year: 
Gender Male
Birthday 12/27/1983 - 30 years old
Facebook address http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jesse-Williams-High-Jump/244948242214297
Twitter address @Jessehj1
 

Notes

Jesse Williams 2014Name: Jesse Williams
Date of birth
: December 27, 1983
Hometown
: Raleigh, North Carolina
High School
: Broughton High School (Raleigh, North Carolina)
College
: North Carolina State, Southern California, 2006
Current residence
: Eugene, Oregon
Coach
: Cliff Rovelto
Primary event
: High jump
Personal bests
:
 • High jump, 2.37m/7 feet, 9 ¼ inches
 • Long jump, 7.53m/24 feet, 8 ½ inches
Career achievements
:
 • High jump
   - 2011 IAAF World Championship gold medalist
   - 2012 Olympic finalist
   - 2008 Olympic qualifier
   - Three-time IAAF World Championship qualifier (2005, ’07, ’13)
   - Three-time IAAF World Indoor Championship finalist (2008, ’10, ’12)
   - Two-time USA outdoor champion (2010, ’11)
   - Two-time USA indoor champion (2010, ’12)
   - 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials champion
   - 2006 NCAA indoor champion
   - 2005 NCAA outdoor champion
Awards/Honors
: 2011 Jesse Owens Award winner; 2005 Pac-10 men’s field athlete of the year.

Twitter

What is your favorite and/or least favorite workout? Favorite workouts are when I am lifting heavy weights over my head.  And my least favorite workouts include anything running over 100m.  

Do you have any superstitions? I have done the same competition warm-up since my junior year in high school.  I have literally taken the same number of steps in all my warm-ups over the last 13 years.  I also listen to the same song right before I step out on the competition grounds.  That song is a secret.  

Why have you chosen to live and train in Eugene? What better place to be for track and field than TrackTown USA.  I love Eugene. 

What is the most challenging moment you’ve faced as an athlete? Tearing a ligament in my foot last year.

Why have you chosen to jump for Coach Cliff Rovelto? Coach Rovelto is one of the smartest people I have ever met. His life is athletics and he is incredibly knowledgable about every event in the sport. He has had and will continue to have success in the sport as a coach.  

What is your favorite track and field meet? DN Galan Stockholm, Sweden.

What drives you to work so hard? Winning an Olympic Gold medal.

What is an interesting fact about you that we may not know? I am a landlord and handyman and love it.  

What is the coolest experience you’ve had as a Nike athlete? I have been a Nike athlete since 2006 and have had so many great experiences but winning the World Champs was a pretty cool experience.  

What is your dream job after your athletic career? To run my own training facility. I would train athletes in speed, strength and power development. 

Who or what has been your greatest inspiration as an athlete? My mother. Her work ethic inspires me on a daily basis.  

What do you do to unwind after a long season? Nothing. I love being a bum after a long season.  

What is the key to your success? The Lord Jesus Christ who gives me the strength to do anything.  

What are your other favorite sports? Basketball even though I can’t play until I am done high jumping.  

What makes you different? I am 6 feet tall and have high jumped 7-9.25.

 

My Results

  Pl Rd F/H# Mark Converted Wind Division  
2014 Rieti
High Jump 5 F 1 2.20m 7'2.5 Open  

2014 Birmingham Diamond League - Sainsbury's Grand Prix
High Jump 7 F 1 2.24m 7'4 Open  

2014 Run TrackTown High Performance Meet
High Jump 1 F 1 2.27m 7'5.25 Open  

2014 Harry Jerome Classic
High Jump 3 F 1 2.20m 7'2.5 Open  

2014 Edmonton International Track Classic
High Jump 3 F 1 2.25m 7'4.5 Open  

2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
High Jump 5 F 1 2.25m 7'4.5 Open  

2014 New York Diamond League - adidas Grand Prix
High Jump 5 F 1 2.29m 7'6 Open  

2014 Beijing World Challenge
High Jump 7 F 1 2.20m 7'2.5 Open  

2014 Doha Diamond League - Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix
High Jump 7 F 1 2.24m 7'4 Open  

2014 Drake Relays
High Jump 7 F 1 2.21m 7'3 Moscow Games Rematch  

2014 Mt. SAC Relays
High Jump 4 F 1 2.23m 7'3.75 Invit Elite  

2013 IAAF World Outdoor Championships
High Jump 13 P 2 2.22m 7'3.25 Open  

2013 Ostrava Golden Spike
High Jump 7 F 1 2.20m 7'2.5 Open  

2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
High Jump 9 F 1 2.20m 7'2.5 Open  

2013 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
High Jump 9 F 1 2.16m 7'1 Open  

2013 Mt. Sac Relays
High Jump 2 F 1 2.31m 7'6.75 Invit Elite  

2013 Hochsprung mit Musik
High Jump 8 F 1 2.20m 7'2.5 Open  

2013 Beskydska latka - Moravia High Jump Tour
High Jump 4 F 1 2.24m 7'4 Open  

2013 Skakani Hustopece - Moravia High Jump Tour
High Jump 12 F 1 2.18m 7'1.75 Open  

2012 Zurich Diamond League - Weltklasse Zurich
High Jump 4 F 1 2.25m 7'4.5 Open  

2012 Lausanne Diamond League - Athletissima
High Jump 7 F 1 2.24m 7'4 Open  

2012 2012 London Olympics
High Jump 9 F 1 2.25m 7'4.5 Open  
High Jump 3 P 2 2.29m 7'6 Open  

2012 Monaco Diamond League - Herculis
High Jump 1 F 1 2.33m 7'7.5 Open  

2012 USA Olympic Track and Field Trials
High Jump 1 P 1 2.18m 7'1.75 Open  
High Jump 4 F 1 2.28m 7'5.75 Open  

2012 Rome Diamond League - Golden Gala
High Jump 2 F 1 2.31m 7'6.75 Open  

2012 Doha Diamond League - Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix
High Jump 2 F 1 2.30m 7'6.5 Open  

2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
High Jump 6 P 1 2.29m 7'6 Open  
High Jump 6 F 1 2.31m 7'6.75 Open  

2012 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships
High Jump 1 F 1 2.29m 7'6 Open  

2012 Millrose Games
High Jump 1 F 1 2.32m 7'7.25 Open  

2012 Europa SC High Jump Meeting
High Jump 2 F 1 2.31m 7'6.75 Open  

2012 Hochsprung mit Musik
High Jump 6 F 1 2.24m 7'4 Open  

2012 US Open at Madison Square Garden
High Jump 1 F 1 2.29m 7'6 Open  

2011 The Athletics Bridge - Dubnica
High Jump 2 F 1 2.27m 7'5.25 Open  

2011 DKB-ISTAF - Berlin
High Jump 1 F 1 2.33m 7'7.5 Open  

2011 Zurich Diamond League - Weltklasse Zurich
High Jump 4 F 1 2.28m 7'5.75 Open  

2011 IAAF World Outdoor Championships
High Jump 1 F 1 2.35m 7'8.5 Open  
High Jump 2 P 1 2.31m 7'6.75 Open  

2011 London Diamond League - Aviva London Grand Prix - Crystal Palace
High Jump 2 F 1 2.34m 7'8 Open  

2011 Stockholm Diamond League - DN Galan
High Jump 2 F 1 2.32m 7'7.25 Open  

2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
High Jump 1 F 1 2.37m 7'9.25 Open  

2011 Oslo Diamond League - Bislett Games
High Jump 5 F 1 2.24m 7'4 Open  

2011 PreClassic.com - The official Prefontaine Classic website
High Jump 3 F 1 2.32m 7'7.25 Open  

2011 Doha Diamond League - Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix
High Jump 1 F 1 2.33m 7'7.5 Open  

2011 Mt. Sac Relays
High Jump 1 F 1 2.34m 7'8 Invit Elite  

2011 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships
High Jump 1 F 1 2.28m 7'5.75 Open  

2011 Europa SC High Jump Meeting
High Jump 2 F 1 2.34m 7'8 Open  

2011 Russian Winter
High Jump 3 F 1 2.31m 7'6.75 Open  

2011 Five Nations Match
High Jump 1 F 1 2.28m 7'5.75 Open  

2011 Beskydska latka - Moravia High Jump Tour
High Jump 3 F 1 2.22m 7'3.25 Open  

2010 Zurich Diamond League - Weltklasse Zurich
High Jump 2 F 1 2.26m 7'4.75 Open  

2010 London Diamond League - Aviva London Grand Prix - Crystal Palace
High Jump 2 F 1 2.27m 7'5.25 Open  

2010 Goteborg GP
High Jump 1 F 1 2.22m 7'3.25 Open  

2010 Monaco Diamond League - Herculis
High Jump 2 F 1 2.28m 7'5.75 Open  

2010 Karlstad Grand Prix
High Jump 1 F 1 2.22m 7'3.25 Open  

2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
High Jump 1 F 1 2.26m 7'4.75 Open  

 

Media

Videos (64)
View
+
Photos (99)
View
+
Articles (24)
View
+
Blogs (0)
View
+
 

Followers (7)

 
 

My Blogs (0 of 0)

 

My Videos (64 of 64)

Mens HJ - Jesse Williams 2.22 Att. 1 - USA Indoor Championships 2011
Mens HJ - Jesse Williams 2.16m Att. 1 - Webcast Replay - USA Indoor Championships 2011
OTC Elite 2010 Highlight Video
Jesse Williams 2.28m (7-5.75) to place 2nd in Monaco 7/22/2010