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Horatio Williams
Position: Sprints
Height: 6'2"
Class: Junior
Experience: Junior College
City/State: Starkville, Miss.
High School: Oxford HS
Other College: Hinds CC
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 06/17/1989
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Horatio Williams Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 10/25/2011

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

5-time All-American
All-SEC

2011
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 4x100-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 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relay teams at the 117th Penn Relays ... Ran the second leg on the foursome that won the Championship of America title in the 4x100-meter relay with the second-fastest time in Penn Relays history at 38.77 ... Also ran the second leg on LSU's 4x200-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 4x200-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 4x200-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 4x400-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.

PRIOR TO LSU
Earned five All-America honors during his JUCO career at Hinds Community College ... A member of the 4x100-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 4x100-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), 4x100 relay and 4x200 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.

PERSONAL
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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