Kendell Williams was a blur, yet in focus Saturday.
The blur came as Williams sprinted to victory in the girls' 60-meter hurdles during the University of Kentucky High School Invitational. That was in addition to her wins in the high jump and long jump.
The focus came from the mental outlook of the 15-year-old sophomore from Kell High School in Marietta, Ga.
"I knew I had to get out fast," said Williams, who competed for The Heat Track Club. "I think that was my best start ever because I dropped that much time."
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Williams was the lone triple winner in Nutter Field House, in a meet that drew athletes from 16 states. She set personal records, improving from 8.66 to 8.61 in the hurdles, 5-8 to 5-81/2 in the high jump and 19-6 to a meet-record 19-83/4 long jump.
"I think I actually got on the (takeoff) board this time," Williams said. "I'm usually behind the board a lot, so I think that's where (the added distance) was."
Double winners included Jennifer Madu of Plano, Texas, in the 60 and triple jump, and Gabrielle Anzalone of Michigan's Yolo Track Club in the mile and two-mile (meet-record 10 minutes, 49 seconds).
Sayre's Ann Eason placed fourth in the latter event.
Kendall Baisden, a sophomore from Detroit Country Day, lowered her (high school) U.S.-leading time in the 400 from 54.46 to 54.43.
Danielle Pfeifer of Ohio set a meet record in the 800 (2:08.84), then came from sixth to lift her McAuley team to win the 4-by-800 relay.
Matt Jablonski, from Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson, Md., was the only boys' double winner. The Oregon signee swept the mile and two-mile.
Sean Sutton — who says he's never heard of the former University of Kentucky basketball player of the same name — nearly had a double.
This Sutton, from Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, Md., rallied in the closing steps to edge The Heat's Michael Newton by four-hundredths of a second in the 400. Sutton's 47.63 leads U.S. high schoolers this season.
"He was a good motivation," Sutton, a North Carolina signee, said of Newton. "I wanted to get him, so I just focused on keeping my knees up, keeping my form going. And I got him in the last couple of steps, luckily."
Torri Tillman of Suwanee, Ga., whipped Sutton in the 200 by 41 hundredths. Tillman's time of 21.38 set a meet record. He placed second in the long jump, behind Tyler Anderson of Nashville.
"It's all right," said Anderson, a senior who is considering Auburn, Kansas and Tennessee. "That's my best jump indoors."
Anderson's best of 23-61/4 was more than a foot off the national-leading mark of 24-9. That belongs to Marquis Dendy of Middletown, Del. He placed fifth at 22-5, his only non-foul of the day.
"I feel disgusted but, at the same time, I've got to come back in the triple jump," said Dendy, a Florida-bound senior. "It doesn't feel good being the top jumper and then jumping really poor at a big meet like this."
Dendy rebounded, despite sore ankles, to take the triple jump. His mark of 51-111/2 is two inches shy of his national-leading distance.
"Both my ankles just kind of gave out on me," said Dendy, who got re-taped before his final jump — a foul.
"I thought taping them up would be fine," he said. "But the pain went right through the tape."