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Horatio Williams Season 2024

Starkville, Miss.
Previous School
Hinds CC
High School
Oxford HS

Event: 60M (6.61), 100M (10.25), 200M (IN: 20.68; OUT: 20.44)

5-time All-American

One of the nation’s elite sprinters in 2011 … Earned five All-America honors in four different events in his first year with the Tigers … Wrapped up the collegiate season as the NCAA Outdoor bronze medalist in the 200-meter dash at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Raced to the finish line with a wind-aided time of 20.41 seconds to take third place in the national final … Clocked a wind-legal personal best of 20.44 in the national semifinal to advance to the final round as the No. 4 seed … Ran the second leg on LSU’s 4×100-meter relay team that clocked 39.20 in the national final for an All-American fourth-place finish … Was also a national semifinalist in the 100-meter dash, finishing in 16th place overall with his time of 10.49 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Advanced to the NCAA semifinals in both the 100 meters and 200 meters with a runner-up finish in the 200 meters (20.91) and a seventh-place finish in the 100 meters (10.31) at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Ran the second leg on LSU’s sprint relay team that took seventh place in the quarterfinals at the NCAA East Prelims with its time of 39.96 … Earned All-SEC recognition with his performance at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Finished as the SEC Outdoor silver medalist in the 200-meter dash after running a wind-legal 20.50 for second place in the conference final … Committed a false start in the qualifying round of the 100 meters at the SEC Outdoor meet … Opened the 2011 outdoor season by setting a wind-legal PR of 10.25 in a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the LSU Invitational … Also won back-to-back 200-meter titles at the opening of the outdoor season at the LSU Invitational (20.67) and LSU Alumni Gold (20.32w) … Was a member of winning 4×100-meter and 4×200-meter relay teams at the 117th Penn Relays … Ran the second leg on the foursome that won the Championship of America title in the 4×100-meter relay with the second-fastest time in Penn Relays history at 38.77 … Also ran the second leg on LSU’s 4×200-meter relay that took the COA title with the second-fastest time in school history at 1 minute, 20.62 seconds … Was also a member of LSU’s school-record setting performance for the 4×200-meter relay at the Texas Relays … Teamed with Keyth Talley, Tristan Walker and Gabriel Mvumvure to win the Texas Relays titles with a school-record time of 1:20.45 … Took down the 16-year-old school record of 1:20.85 in the 4×200-meter relay that was previously set by a team of Eddie Kennison, Milton Mallard, Byron Logan and Rohsaan Griffin in 1995 … Picked up a team-high three All-America certificates during the indoor season following his performance at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas … Set an indoor PR at 20.68 in a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor meet … Actually clocked back-to-back indoor PRs at the national meet with times of 20.77 in the semifinal and 20.68 in the final en route to fourth-place finish … Placed sixth in the 60-meter final at the NCAA Indoor Championships after running 6.71 … Clocked 6.66 in the qualifying round to advance to the national final … Added a third All-America accolade to his credit at the NCAA Indoor meet after running the second leg on LSU’s 4×400-meter relay team that took eighth place at 3:08.01 … Won SEC Indoor bronze medals in both the 60 meters (6.67) and 200 meters (20.83) during the 2011 indoor season … Opened the season by winning the 60-meter title at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a personal best of 6.61 … Named the SEC Male Runner of the Week following his NCAA-leading performance at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Also won the 60-meter crown at the Razorback Invitational (6.63), New Balance Collegiate Invitational (6.64) and LSU Twilight (6.64) during the indoor season … Finished the 2011 indoor season ranked No. 3 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in both the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash … Honored as the LSU Newcomer of the Year at the second-annual LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet in April 2011.

Earned five All-America honors during his JUCO career at Hinds Community College … A member of the 4×100-meter relay team from Hinds CC that was crowned national champion at the 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Hutchinson, Kan. … Clocked a time of 39.06 in the national final … Also earned All-America honors in the 200-meter dash during the 2009 season, finishing third in the final at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 20.67 … Qualified for the national final in the 200-meter dash with a previous PR of 20.48 in the preliminary round … Won All-America honors in the 100-meter dash after taking fifth place in the national final, clocking a wind-legal time of 10.40 … Qualified for the finals of the 100 meters at the NJCAA Outdoor meet after clocking a then personal best of 10.26 in the preliminary round … Competed in the 200 meters at the 2009 NJCAA Indoor Championships in Lubbock, Texas … Took fourth place in the event with his time of 21.18 … Recorded a top 60-meter time of 6.75 during his career at Hinds Community College in the preliminary round at the NJCAA Indoor meet as a sophomore in 2010 … Advanced to finish seventh in the 60-meter final at the indoor national meet … Was a standout sprinter at Oxford High School in Oxford, Miss. … Won a total of six state titles during his high school career … Swept Class 4A state titles in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash as a senior during the 2008 outdoor season … Recorded times of 10.39 in the 100 meters and 21.32 in the 200 meters as a senior at the state meet … Winning time of 10.39 in the 100-meter final tied the Class 4A state record … Set the Class 4A state record in the 200-meter final while clocking 21.32 … Added a state title in the 4×100-meter relay during his senior season … Captured a trio of Class 4A state titles as a junior in 2007 in the 200 meters (21.5), 4×100 relay and 4×200 relay … Won a bronze medal in the 100 meters at the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. … Also played football at Hinds Community College.

Full name is Horatio Williams … Born on June 17, 1989 … Parents are Lynette Williams and Horatio Brown … Has three siblings: Keyshawn, Alexis and Shamaya … Has a daughter named Sarai Danielle Williams … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport leadership.


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