MILESPLIT LA FUTURE STAR: All Cenla Elite's Noble Williams!

When All Cenla Elite javelin thrower Noble Williams was interviewed by MileSplit USA after breaking the national record with a throw of 153-11 at the 2022 AAU Junior Olympics, some may have doubted the reality of his goals when he told MileSplit's Olivia Ekpone his goal this year was 200 feet.

Nobody is doubting Williams after he opened the 2023 with a huge personal record of 179-7.5 to win the Louisiana State Games on Saturday at Brown Stadium on the campus of ULM in Monroe, La..

"I had a good day," Williams said after his personal record. "I feel like I have some room to improve, but I got a good throw and I threw through the point and everything. I was locked in."

William's throw is just five feet away from the 21-year old AAU Junior Olympic record of 184-6 set by Fresno, California's Charles Schob in 2002. 

Williams credited his coach, Lyle Guillory, and his father for helping to push him, but he also gave a shout out to his teammate-Coach Guillory's son, Gabriel Guillory

"He makes me laugh," Williams said. "He makes me love the sport," Williams said. Guillory finished third in the competition with a throw just over 121-0. Ultimate Performance's Jaxson Talley was second with a throw of 148-0. 

Williams is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation and Talley is ranked No. 2. Guillory is ranked No. 4. 

It's a great start to another year of summer track, which Noble hopes ends up like 2022-with another record-breaking national championship at the AAU Junior Olympics, which will be held in DesMoines, Iowa. The 14-year old boys' javelin is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2nd. 

What was it like for Willimas last summer winning his first national championship in record-breaking fashion?

"It was surreal," Williams said. "I worked hard all days of the week and it paid off."

The work paid off last year, and it continues to pay off for Williams, who now prepares for next month's AAU National Qualifier in Hammond, La. MileSplit LA will be there to bring you the action.