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NU Track and Field BIO
Tierra Williams
Player Profile:
Tierra Williams 1112448
Position: Jumps
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Auburn, Neb.
High School: Auburn
Major: Child, Youth & Family Studies
  • Tierra Williams Photo Gallery 2015-16

Personal Bests
Indoor
Long Jump: 20-7 3/4 (6.29)
Triple Jump: 43-4 1/2 (13.22)
60m: 7.54 (2/17/14)
Outdoor
Long Jump: 21-1 1/2 (6.44) (5/7/16), 21-4 (6.50)w (5/14/16)
Triple Jump: 44-6 (13.56) (5/15/16)
100m: 12.05 (5/2/15), 11.89w (4/18/14)

NCAA Championships
2016 (O): TJ - 43-10 1/2 (13.37) (5th); LJ - 20-2 1/4 (6.15) (16th)
2016 (I): TJ - 43-4 1/2 (13.22) (5th)
2015 (O): LJ - 20-10 1/2 (6.36) (9th)
2014 (O): LJ - 19-9 (6.02) (21st)

Big Ten Championships
2016 (O): LJ - 21-4 (6.50)w (1st); TJ - 44-6 (13.56) (1st)
2016 (I): LJ - 20-7 3/4 (6.29) (1st); TJ - 43-2 1/2 (13.17) (1st)
2015 (O): LJ - 19-6 1/4 (5.95) (8th); 4x100 - 46.54 (7th)
2015 (I): LJ - 19-10 1/4 (6.05) (4th)
2014 (O): LJ - 19-1 1/4 (5.82) (11th)
2014 (I): LJ - 19-7 1/2 (5.98) (7th); 60m - 7.65 (14th)

Honors
All-America First Team (Triple Jump - 2016 Indoor, 2016 Outdoor)
All-America Second Team (Long Jump - 2015 Outdoor, 2016 Outdoor)
USTFCCCA Honorable Mention (Long Jump - 2014 Outdoor)
All-Big Ten First Team (Triple Jump - 2016 Indoor, 2016 Outdoor; Long Jump - 2016 Indoor, 2016 Outdoor)
Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week (4/20/16)
Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award (2016)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016)
Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2014, 2015, 2016)
USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (2014, 2015)

2016 (Junior)
Indoor: After taking up triple jump for the first time in her career, finished fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a personal-best 43-4 1/2 (13.22m)...was the Big Ten champion in both the triple jump (43/2 1/2) and long jump (20-7 3/4)...won the long jump title at the New Mexico Team Invitational with her season-best 20-7 3/4 (6.29m)...captured the Mark Colligan Memorial triple jump title, leaping 42-3 1/2 (12.89m)...opened the season by winning three events at the Holiday Inn Invitational, the triple jump (41-3 1/4), long jump (20-1 1/2) and 60m dash (7.67)...moved to No. 10 on the all-time NU indoor long jump chart and No. 6 in the triple jump.

Outdoor: Won the Big Ten triple jump and long jump titles, sweeping the horizontal jumps at both conference meets in 2016...placed fifth in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to earn first-team All-America honors with a jump of 43-10 1/2 (13.37)...was a second-team All-American in the long jump, finishing 16th with a mark of 20-2 1/4 (6.15)...set a personal best in the triple jump of 44-6 (13.56) to win the Big Ten title with the No. 5 mark in NU outdoor history...posted a wind-aided long jump PR of 21-4 (6.50) to win the Big Ten long jump...set a wind-legal long jump PR of 21-1 1/2 (6.44) to win the Nebraska Invitational with the No. 7 mark in NU history...finished first in nine events during the outdoor season...named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week on April 20...earned All-Big Ten First team in triple jump and long jump.

2015 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Placed fourth at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the long jump (19-10 1/4, 6.05m)...set an indoor season best at the Holiday Inn Invitational (19-11, 6.07m) to win the title...also won the long jump title at the Mark Colligan Memorial and adidas Clasic.

Outdoor: Was a second-team All-American in the long jump after finishing ninth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a season best of 20-10 1/2 (6.36m)...placed eighth at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (19-6 1/4, 5.95m)...finished runner-up in the long jump at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational and Muco Invitational...won the 4x100 relay title at the Nebraska Invitational.

2014 (Freshman)
Indoor: Participated in three meets for Nebraska during the 2014 indoor season...recorded a season-best mark of 19-10 3/4 (6.06) in the long jump as she finished fourth at the Tyson Invitational...finished third in her other two long jump appearances...ran a time of 7.54 in her lone 60-meter regular-season showing of the year at the Frank Sevigne Invite...placed seventh at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the long jump with a leap of 19-7 1/2 (5.98)...also took 14th in the 60 meters at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 7.65.

Outdoor: Set a season best in the long jump with a mark of 20-7 (6.27) at the Nebraska Quad, the top mark by a Husker all season...ran a personal-best 12.11 at Pre-Drake in the 100 meters...posted a wind-aided 11.89 at the Kansas Relays in the 100 meters...earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll both semesters and the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

Before Nebraska (Auburn HS)
Joined the Huskers from Auburn High School in Auburn, Neb. after winning four individual state titles as a senior in 2013...was a seven-time state champion in high school, winning two triple jump titles (2012, 2013) , two long jump titles (2011, 2013) and two 100-meter crowns (2012, 2013) along with a 200-meter title in 2013...set the Nebraska Class B state record and earned the 2013 state title with a leap of 20-1 1/4 in the long jump...set the Class B state record in the triple jump and earned the 2013 title with a mark of 39-1 1/2...won the 2013 100 meters title at the state meet with a time of 12.10 and finished first in the 200 meters with a time of 25.02...was the 2012 Nebraska Class B state triple jump champion, recording a leap of 36-9 1/2...won the 2012 state title in the 100 meters with a time of 12.26... was the 2012 Nebraska Class B long jump runner-up with a mark of 18-5 3/4 and also finished third in the 200 meters with a time of 25.88...at the 2011 state meet, won the long jump with a mark of 18-1 3/4, while finishing fifth in the 100 meters...took third in the long jump at the 2010 state meet, recording a mark of 17-6, while finishing seventh in the 100 meters with a time of 12.69...recorded personal bests of 12.10 in the 100 meters, 25.02 in the 200 meters, 20-1 1/4 (6.12) in the long jump and 39-9 1/2 (12.12) in the triple jump.

Personal
Born June 10, 1995...mother is Andrea...majoring in child, youth and family studies.

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