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Williamson wins NCAA DII Heptathlon National Title

Williamson wins NCAA DII Heptathlon National Title

ALLENDALE, Mich. – Cheyenne Williamson set a new personal record, winning the 2021 NCAA DII Women's Track & Field Outdoor Heptathlon National Championship Friday in Allendale, Mich.

The freshman from Essexville, Mich., closed out the national title with the final three events of the competition on day two of the championships, taking third in the long jump and placing second in the 800-meter run. She closed with a total of 5,595 points, 181 better than the next closest athlete.

Williamson had a best leap of 5.84 meters in the long jump, while her best distance of 31.89 meters in the javelin placed 10th in the event. Williamson closed strong with a time of 2:23.07 in the 800-meter on a cold and windy day on the campus of Grand Valley State University.

Williamson is the second consecutive Cardinal to win the NCAA DII National Title in the women's heptathlon, following teammate Lauren Huebner, who took home the crown in 2019 (the 2020 outdoor season was canceled due to COVID-19). The heptathlon title adds to a year that saw Williamson claim three individual national championships during the indoor season. 

The Cardinals continue competition at the championships Friday and Saturday in Allendale.