|Jakia Williams -
Set a pair of personal-best times at the Meyo Invitational during indoor season, including a 3:06.69 time in the 1000-meters and a mile run time of 5:20.09 ... completed the 3000-meter run in 10:39.10 at the Conference USA Indoor Championships for a top-20 finish ... ran in the 1500-meter run at the LSU Relays to set a personal-best during outdoor season with a time of 4:46.05 ... had another top-10 finish at the Ole Miss Invitational by running the 5000-meters in 18:14.89 to place sixth.
High School: Attended Ruston High School in Ruston, La. ... named all-state for the 1600 meters and the 3200 meters ... the only high school girl to ever break 11 minutes in the 3200 meters in Louisiana, running a 10:59.66 in her win at the outdoor state championships ... also won the 1600 meters at both the indoor and outdoor state championships ... was a member of the 4x800-meter relay team that won the state indoor championships ... was named the Louisiana Sportswriters All-State Most Valuable Performer.
Personal: Full name is Jakia Shuntrice Williams ... born July 11, 1987 in Ruston, La. ... daughter of Sandra Williams and Derrick Smith ... has a younger sister, Janiesia and a younger brother, JaDerian ... major is undeclared.