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Jill Camarena-Williams
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Experience: 2 Years
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A 2008 and 2012 Olympian, Jill Camarena-Williams is in her second season as an Arizona track and field volunteer assistant coach working with the Wildcat throwers.

In July on 2015, Camarena-Williams took the Silver Medal in the shot put at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto with a toss of 61-2.25 (18.65m). 

Camarena-Williams is one of the top female shot putters in the U.S. She has won seven indoor and three outdoor national championships. In 2011, she set the American indoor record with a toss of 65-2.25. She went on to also set the American outdoor record with her throw of 66-2.5. She is currently ranked No. 3 in the world.

In 2012, Camarena-Williams broke her own American indoor record with a mark of 65-3.75. She took fourth place at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, posting a mark of 63-9.5. Outdoors, Camarena-Williams posted the sixth-best mark in the world, throwing 65-0.5 at the Tucson Elite Classic. She took home the gold medal at the U.S. Olympic Trials, punching her ticket to London for her second-straight Olympic Games. Camarena-Williams threw 59-9.5 in the preliminary round of the shot put competition. She suffered a back injury before the Olympics and was nearly unable to compete.

At the 2011 World Championships, Camarena-Williams made history as the first American woman to ever medal in the shot put at the World Championships. She marked a throw of 65-8.25 on her fourth attempt and recorded her second-best performance ever, only behind her throw that tied the American record earlier in the summer.

Camarena-Williams has competed on Team USA at the 2006 World Cup, the 2007 World Championships, the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2009 World Championships, the 2010 World Indoor Championships, the 2010 Continental Cup and the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, Korea.

A 2004 graduate of Stanford, Camarena-Williams was a six-time All-American and won three Pac-10 titles. She married Dustin Williams on Sept. 5, 2009.