Leia Williams is the female track and field athlete of the year
Last name: Leia williams
High school: Freedom County
Events: Discus and Shot Put
Year: Senior amount
Achievements: Williams won the shot put (39-6.75) at the GHSA State Class 3A competition; second in discus (139-2) at the State meeting. Recorded second best distance on disc (149-6.5, sectional May 8) in Georgia and best at Coastal Empire; also fifth best distance in Georgia (141-9, at Wingfoot Night of Champions on May 22); 18th best distance in shot put (39-6.75) in Georgia.
And after: Nicknamed “Sunshine” for her cheerful presence and smile, Williams is an excellent student (4.0 GPA) who will be returning for her senior season to Liberty County for a college scholarship. Its list of potential colleges includes the University of Florida, the State of Florida, Miami, the State of Kennesaw, and Georgia.
What they say :
Coach Daryl McCulley: “Leia has always been a big part of the squad since her first year. She’s been a stellar pitcher and went above and beyond what most pitchers do in the field.
“She’s very, very disciplined. If I ask her to do something, if I ask her to change something, there’s no hesitation. She’s very coachable. That really makes her one. some of the best athletes I have ever had the opportunity to train. “
Coach Keith McGee: “I’ve been training her in the weight room since day one of her first year.… She’s passionate about weightlifting.
“She’s a good person.… She’s the kind you would like to marry your daughter or son. She’s just a wonderful young lady. Accessories for her parents. They did a great job.”
In case you missed it:Watch or re-watch the Coastal Empire High School Awards show here
Williams: After winning a state title in first year discus in 2019, “I was really motivated. I really wanted to win four years of state (championships) for discus. With the conditions and the pandemic and all that, I couldn’t do it. it. I have obtained at least two “state titles” (with one year remaining).
Nathan Dominitz is the Sports Content Editor for Savannah Morning News and savannahnow.com. Email him at [email protected] Twitter: @NathanDominitz
On the Web
To hear athletics and Olympics legend MIchael Johnson announce Leia Williams as female track and field athlete of the year, visit bit.ly/3w6H8lS