Cooper Williams Finishes 2nd at NBNI in Pent.

While the outdoor season in Arkansas is underway, the indoor season continues beyond the Natural State borders.

Throughout the week, Milesplit Arkansas will be providing quick recaps and highlights from the various indoor national meets happening across the United States.

Last week was a heck of a week for Arkansas Pentathlon athletes.

Earlier this week, we featured Ava Goetz and her second-place finish at Nike Indoor Nationals. Just a few hours away in Boston, Fayetteville's Cooper Williams finished second at New Balance Indoor Nationals in the Pentathlon.

His teammate Sloan Jones also competed over the weekend at New Balance Indoor Nationals, finishing 7th and scoring 3,415 points.

Williams scored 3,831 points, a new personal best, while also setting personal bests across three individual events during the pentathlon.

Williams' Finishes per Event:

Cooper Williams - NBNI Pent.Score
1000m Run - 2:45.37 (1st) PB815
60m Hurdles - 8.53 (6th) PB853
High Jump - 6-9 3/4 (1st)879
Long Jump - 6.66m (2nd) PB734
Shot Put - 11.09m (11th)551

In 2023, the senior finished 2nd at New Balance Indoor Nationals in the Pentathlon scoring 3,601 points.

Williams' performance over the weekend at The TRACK at New Balance in Boston finishes the indoor track season ranked second in the US. Williams also finishes the season with an AR #1 mark in the high jump.

The future Arkansas Razorback began his outdoor track season on Wednesday at the Bentonville Tiger Relays, winning the long jump and finishing second in the 110m hurdles.

Williams has won the last two 6A State Championships in the high jump and will be looking for his third this May.