University of Iowa Athletics
High Jump

Khanishah Williams

Class Fr.
Hometown Burlington, Iowa
High School Burlington

Hawk Item — 2014 Big Ten champion, high jump.

2016 — Indoor – led team in high jump (5-8 3/4, 1.75m)… won high jump at Big 4 Duals (5-8 3/4, 1.75m) and Iowa Duals (5-8, 1.73m)… placed second at Iowa State Classic (5-8 3/4, 1.75m) and 13th at Big Ten Championships (5-7, 1.70m)… Outdoor – placed second in high jump with a team-leading at Baldy Castillo Invite (5-8 3/4, 1.75m)… won high jump at Musco Twilight (5-7 3/4, 1.72m), tied for second at Jim Click Shootout (5-7 3/4, 1.72m) and tied for 11th at Big Ten Championships (5-7 1/4, 1.71m)…letterwinner

2015 — redshirted… Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – won high jump at Kip Janvrin Open (5-6 1/2, 1.69m), placed sixth at Musco Twilight (5-4 1/4, 1.63m) and seventh at Jim Duncan Invite (4-11, 1.50m) while competing unattached.

2014 — Indoor – led team in high jump (5-7 1/4, 1.71m)… tied for sixth place in high jump at Big Ten Championships (5-7 1/4, 1.71m), placing second at Big 4 Duals (5-7, 1.70m)… Outdoor – led team in high jump (5-9 1/4, 1.76m)… Big Ten high jump champion (5-9 1/4, 1.76m)… placed second in high jump at Arizona State Invite (5-8 1/2, 1.74m), Illinois Twilight (5-7 3/4, 1.72m) and Mt. SAC Relays (5-7, 1.70m), 18th at Drake Relays (5-6, 1.68m) and fifth at Arkansas Spring Invite (5-5 1/4, 1.66m)… letterwinner.

2013 — Indoor – led team in 60-meter hurdles (8.96) and high jump (5-11 1/4, 1.81m)… placed sixth in pentathlon with a collegiate-best 3,273 points at Bill Bergan Invite… won high jump with a collegiate-best 5-11 1/4 (1.81m) at ISU Qualifier… that mark ranks third all-time at Iowa… won high jump as part of Bill Bergan pentathlon (5-10, 1.78m)… placed third in high jump (5-9 3/4, 1.77m) and ran 60-meter hurdles (8.98) at Big Ten Championships… won high jump at adidas Classic (5-9 1/4, 1.76m)… placed third in 60-meter hurdles at Iowa Invite (8.96)… won 60-meter hurdles (9.01), and placed third in long jump (15-10 1/2, 4.84m) and eighth in shot put (27-10 1/4, 8.48m) at Iowa Open… Outdoor – led team in 100-meter hurdles (14.49) and high jump (5-11 1/4, 1.81m)… won high jump with a collegiate-best 5-11 1/4 (1.81m) at Jim Click Shootout… that mark ranks third all-time at Iowa… won 100-meter hurdles (14.49) and placed 12th in 200 meters (27.16) at Lee Calhoun Invite… placed fifth in high jump at Drake Relays (5-9 1/4, 1.76m), eighth at Big Ten Championships (5-6 1/2, 1.69m) and 32nd at NCAA West Preliminary (5-5, 1.65m)… placed fourth in high jump (5-7, 1.70m) and 16th in 100-meter hurdles (14.79) at Alabama Relays… placed fifth in 100-meter hurdles at Musco Twilight XIV (15.01)… letterwinner.

2012 — Indoor – led team in high jump (5-8, 1.73m) and 60-meter hurdles (8.96)… placed second in high jump at adidas Classic (5-8, 1.73m)… placed third in 60-meter hurdles (8.96) at Iowa Invite… won 60-meter hurdles (9.24) and high jump (5-7 3/4, 1.72m) at New Year’s Classic… placed ninth in high jump at Razorback Invite (5-4 1/4, 1.63m) and 12th at Big Ten Championships (5-4 1/4, 1.63m)… Outdoor – led team in 100-meter hurdles (14.59) and high jump (5-7 1/4, 1.71m) at Big Ten Championships… placed second in high jump (5-5, 1.65m) and fifth in 110-meter hurdles (14.78) at Musco Twilight XIII… posted collegiate bests in long jump (16-8, 5.08m) and shot put (29-8 3/4, 9.06m) at Arkansas Spring Invite… letterwinner.

High School — 2011 long jump and 100-meter hurdle state champion… Class 4A record holder in the high jump (5-10)… first-team all-conference, all-district, and all-state as a senior.

Personal — born July 27, 1993… daughter of Guy Williams and Adela Martinez… open major.

Williams’ Collegiate Bests
Event Mark Meet Date
60 Hurdles (I) 8.96 2x, last at Iowa Invitational 2/15/13
100 Hurdles (O) 14.49 at Lee Calhoun Invitational 4/13/13
High Jump (O) 5-11 1/4 (1.81m) at Jim Click Shootout 4/6/13