Event: 400M (IN: 46.08; OUT: 45.61)
Earned his first career All-America honor in the 400-meter dash during the 2012 indoor season ... Emerged as one of the nation's elite 400-meter sprinters with his performance at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Nampa, Idaho ... Posted an indoor seasonal-best time of 46.19 seconds to advance to his first career national final in the 400 meters with the fifth-fastest time of the preliminary round ... Reached All-America status with a fifth-place finish in the final after clocking 46.29 at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Also anchored the Tigers to an SEC Indoor title and All-America honors in the 4x400-meter relay ... Split 46.33 on the anchor leg of the team that claimed the NCAA Indoor bronze medal with a time of 3 minutes, 5.80 seconds in the national final ... Also anchored the Tigers to a gold medal at the SEC Indoor Championships with a run of 3:06.48 at the conference meet ... Was the SEC Indoor bronze medalist in the 400-meter dash after running 46.42 for third place in the conference final ... Clocked 46.48 in the qualifying round at the SEC Indoor meet ... Won back-to-back 400-meter titles at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener (47.38) and Texas A&M Dual Meet (46.60) to open the indoor season ... Took third place in the event at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (47.28) ... Was the fourth-place finisher in the 400-meter final at the Razorback Invitational (46.84) ... Placed fifth in the event at the Tyson Invitational (46.31) ... Ran a 45.98-second split on the anchor leg of the relay team that ran the eighth-fastest time in school history at 3:05.41 for a seasonal-best in winning the Tyson Invitational ... Posted a seasonal-best split of 45.77 on the anchor of LSU's relay team that finished runner-up at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 3:06.11 ... Performance was limited during the outdoor season after suffering a hamstring injury while running the third leg of LSU's 4x100-meter relay team at the LSU Alumni Gold meet ... Clocked a seasonal-best time of 45.79 in his first 400-meter race of the outdoor season while taking third place at the Battle on the Bayou ... Finished in 35th place in the first round of qualifying in the 400 meters with a run of 47.34 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Placed sixth in his only 200-meter race of the season with a 21.14 clocking at the Arizona State Tri-Meet.
Took his performance to another level as a sophomore in 2011 as one of the premier 400-meter runners in the Southeastern Conference ... Competed in the open quarter at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships for the second-straight season ... Nearly earned his first All-America honor in the event with a 12th-place finish nationally after clocking 46.79 in the preliminary round in College Station, Texas ... Took home his second career All-America honor as a member of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team while running anchor on LSU's foursome that finished in eighth place at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 3 minutes, 8.01 seconds ... Advanced to the national quarterfinals in the 400-meter dash during the outdoor season, finishing in 17th place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind., after running 47.10 ... Rebounded with his effort in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Clocked a career-best 44.53-second split while running the third leg on LSU's relay team that finished as the NCAA runner-up during the outdoor season ... Teamed with Robert Simmons, Ade Alleyne-Forte and Riker Hylton to run the second-fastest relay time in program history with a 3:01.07 clocking to finish behind only Texas A&M (3:00.62) for the national title ... Ranks behind only LSU's collegiate-record time of 2:59.59 set at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships on the school's all-time performance list in the mile relay ... Earned sixth-place finishes in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Recorded an indoor personal best of 46.08 seconds in the conference final to score three points for the Tigers at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Nearly anchored the team to All-SEC honors in the mile relay during the indoor season as the Tigers placed third at the SEC Indoor Championships with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:05.61 in the final ... Followed with a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships after running 46.84 in the final heat ... Opened the outdoor season by running a lifetime PR of 45.61 in a fourth-place finish at the LSU Invitational ... Wrapped up the 2011 season ranked No. 5 indoors and No. 9 outdoors on LSU's all-time performance list in the 400 meters ... Anchored LSU's 4x400 relay to a third-place finish at the Texas Relays with the No. 9-ranked time in program history at 3:02.23 ... Also ran the third leg on the relay that finished runner-up at the Penn Relays (3:02.33) ... Ran 46.65 in his indoor opener at the Tyson Invitational to take fifth place.
A standout 400-meter runner for the Tigers during his freshman campaign ... Anchored the Tigers to an All-American third-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., clocking an indoor seasonal best of 3:05.65 in the national final ... Also earned all-conference honors indoors as a member of LSU's mile relay team ... Anchored the Tigers to a runner-up finish at the SEC Indoor meet with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:06.11 ... Competed in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships for the first time in his career ... Just missed earning individual All-America honors as he clocked a time of 46.82 seconds for a 10th-place finish in the preliminary round at the national meet ... Qualified for the NCAA meet with an indoor personal best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 46.53 set in the event final at the SEC Indoor meet ... Scored four points for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the conference final ... Indoor PR ranked No. 9 on LSU's all-time indoor performance list at the end of the 2010 season ... Also ran 46.87 in the prelim round at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Became an NCAA provisional qualifier for the first time at the Tyson Invitational (47.12) ... Competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships as a member of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team ... Ran the first leg on the foursome that finished in 13th place in the national semifinal (3:07.97) ... Ran a 46.09-second split on the team that qualified for the NCAA semifinal with a fourth-place finish overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Greensboro, N.C., running a seasonal-best time of 3:04.10 to win its quarterfinal heat ... Also ran the leadoff leg on the team that scored five points with a fourth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships (3:04.92) ... Set a new lifetime personal record of 46.50 in the open 400 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Competed in the event at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, where he finished in 20th place in the NCAA quarterfinal with a time of 46.86 ... Also clocked 46.68 in the first round of qualifying.
PRIOR TO LSU
The premier 400-meter runner in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2009 ... Came to LSU with personal bests of 20.95w in the 200 meters and 47.02 in the 400 meters ... Wrapped up his high school career at H.L. Bourgeois by winning back-to-back state championships in the 400 in 2008 and 2009 ... Was the Class 4A state champion in the 400 meters during his senior season in 2009, winning with a time of 47.49 in the state final ... Also captured the Class 5A state title in the event as a junior in 2008 with a winning time of 48.10 at the state meet ... Recorded a time of 21.32 in the 200 meters in a runner-up finish at the Mobile Challenge of Champions on April 4, 2009 ... Also clocked 47.20 in the 400 meters in a runner-up finish at the Mobile Challenge of Champions on the same day.
Full name is Caleb Butch Williams ... Born on Dec. 14, 1990 ... Mother is Debra Williams ... Has two brothers, Charles and Cobe ... A recipient of the American Legion Award at H.L. Bourgeois High School ... Was named a U.S. Marine Most Distinguished Athlete ... Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.