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BERNARD WILLIAMS
  • Sprints 6-0/179
  • Baltimore, Md.
  • Carver Vocational Tech. HS/ Barton County Community College
  • BD: 1/19/78 (Baltimore, Md.)
  • USATF Bio

FLORIDA CAREER VICTORIES: 10

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

55m: 6.08; 60m: 6.55; 200m: 20.69 (i)
OUTDOORS
100m: 9.99 - 2000 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Durham, N.C.
200m: 20.03 - 2000 Olympic Track and Field Trials, Sacramento, Calif.

HONORS: (Three time All-American; Two time All-SEC) 2000 NCAA Outdoor Champion - 100m; 2000 NCAA Outdoor Champion - 4x100m Relay; 2000 NCAA Outdoor All-American- 200m; 2000 SEC Outdoor Champion - 100m; 2000 SEC Outdoor Champion - 4x100m Relay; 2000 Penn Relays Champion - 100m; 1999 Pan American Games 100m champion; 1999 USATF Championships Finalist - 100m; 1999 NJCAA National champion - 100m; 1999 NJCAA Outdoor All-American - 200m; 1998 NJCAA National Champion - 100m; 1998 NJCAA Outdoor All-American - 200m; 1998 NJCAA Indoor All-American - 55m.

2000 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 6.20 (55m), 6.65 (60m), 9.99 (100m) and 20.03 (200m) (21.17c indoors)... Competed in 12 meets (Four Indoors, Eight Outdoors)... Seventh in the Olympic Trials 100m, 10.19; fourth in the 200m, 20.03... NCAA Outdoor Champion, 100m, 10.03 - First 100m national champion in Florida history - ran a 9.99 in the prelims to set a school record; NCAA Outdoor Champion with the 4x100m relay (Second leg with Carroll, Armstrong and White), 38.35 - First 4x100m relay national title in school history - Florida record - Wallace Wade Stadium (Duke) record; NCAA Outdoor All-American (third) in the 200m, 20.28 - Personal best... SEC Outdoor Champion, 100m , 10.05 - SEC Meet Record; SEC Outdoor Champion with the 4x100m Relay (Second leg with Carroll, Armstrong and White), 39.17... Penn Relays Championship 100m champion, 10.11 (w:3.1); qualified with the 4x100m and 4x200m Relays for the finals but did not compete... USTCA Team Championships 200m runner-up, 10.08- auto qualifier... Florida Relays Invitational and Collegiate 100m champion, 10.39 (w:-1.6) and 10.43 (w: -2.0) respectively; fifth in the invitational 200m, 21.08 (w:-1.3)... Automatic qualifier for the NCAA Outdoor Championships and funded qualifier for the US Olympic Trials in the 100m (10.05) and an auto-qualifier with the 4x100m relay (39.17)... Provisional NCAA outdoor qualifier in the 200m (20.58)... 10th in the prelims of the SEC Indoor Championships 60m, 6.78... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60m (6.65) and the 200 (21.17c)... Also part of 4x400m relay team provisionally qualified from the SEC Quad (3:11.21).

2000 WINS (10): (i) Iowa State Classic (2/12) 60m: 6.65; (o) Florida Relays (3/24) 100m: 10.43, (3/25) 100m: 10.39; SEC Quad (4/1) 4x100m (2) 39.24; Sea Ray Relays (4/14) 100m: 10.22; Penn Relays (4/29) 100m: 10.11; SEC Outdoor Championships (5/14) 100m: 10.05, 4x100m (2): 39.17; NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/2) 4x100m (2): 38.35, (6/3) 100m: 10.03.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Transfer from Barton County Community College in Kansas... coached by Lance Brauman... 1999 Pan American games 100m Champion, 10.08... Fifth in the 1999 USATF National Championships 100m, 10.07- Ran a personal best 10.03 in the preliminaries... 1999 NJCAA Outdoor national champion, 100m, 10.79... 1998 NJCAA Outdoor national champion, 100m, 10.12... 1998 NJCAA Outdoor runner-up, 200m, 20.46... 1998 NJCAA Indoor 55m runner-up, 6.24... Holds NJCAA records in the 55m (6.08), 60m (6.55), and indoor 200m (20.69).

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Won 10 state titles for Carver Vo-tech... 1997 National Scholastic 100m runner-up. High School Coach: John Tabor.

PREP BESTS: 100m: 10.45

"BEYOND THE STATS": Named 2000 Most Valuable Track Athlete and received Ironman Award from the Florida coaches for his accomplishments during his first season as a Gator... Holds Florida records in the 100m (9.99) and with the 4x100m relay (38.35)... Ranks third in the outdoor 200m list (20.28), second in the 60m (6.65), fourth in the 55m (6.20) and seventh in the indoor 200m (21.16c)... Son of Bernard II and Angela Williams... Born Bernard Rollen Williams III on 1/19/78 in Baltimore, Md.

MAJOR: Sociology.


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