Michael  Williams

Michael Williams

Washington, D.C.

High School:
DeMatha Catholic

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165


Year (XC/In/Out):

60mH: 8.53 (2012)
400m: 48.80 (H.S.)
600y: 1:12.59 (2012)

110mH: 14.1 (H.S.)
400mH: 52.86 (2012)
400m: 47.81 (H.S.)


2012 Indoor 4x400m: 6th, 3:11.29

  • Scored at SEC Indoors with UT's 4x400m relay

  • Season best of 49.53 in 400m at Aggie Invitational (2/8)
  • Earned 18th in 500m at Virginia Tech (1/18) with time of 1:07.58
  • Appeared in six meets for UT throughout season
  • 13th in 400mH at SEC Championships (5/18)
  • Back-to-back top five finishes in the 400mH
  • Best 400mH time of season came at Florida Relays, finishing in 53.91

  • Finished third in his heat in the 400m at the SEC Championships, completing the race in 49.81
  • Ran the 400m at the Tyson Invitational, finishing in 41st place in 49.65. Helped the DMR place fifth in 10:03.86
  • Finished the 400m in 49.45 to place eighth at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge
  • Tried his hand at the 300m at the Virginia Tech Invitational, finishing tenth in a personal-best 36.02. Ran the third leg of the first-place 4x400mR, which finished in 3:15.14 and was also a member of the winning DMR team, which crossed the line in 10:07.83
  • Was UT's sole representative in the 400m at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing 6th in 49.43. Anchored the 4x400mR in Lexington, bringing the baton across the line in 3:15.99 to win the race
  • SEC Championship time of 53.96 in 400mH
  • Season high 53.23 in 400mH at Sea Ray Relays

  • Anchored UT's 4x4 to sixth place at SEC Indoors, helping the group produce a time of 3:11.29
  • Posted a career-best 400m time of 49.12 but did not advance out of prelims
  • Ran a career-best 60m hurdles mark of 8.53 in the prelims at the Auburn Invitational
  • Checked in second in the Blue Division 400m at the Akron Invitational, running a season-best 49.48
  • Ran leadoff leg for UT's third-place 4x400m relay unit (3:16.50) at the Kentucky Invitational
  • Charted a 1:12.59 personal-best mark in the 600-yard run and anchored UT to a 3:13.04, fifth-place effort in the 4x400m relay at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge
  • Ran the 500m in 1:06.54 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational
  • Earned a PR and a spot in the finals in the 400m hurdles at the USA Junior Championships, finishing in 52.86 in the preliminary round. Went on to place sixth in the final in a time of 53.34
  • Carded a PR in the 400m hurdles with a 52.97 readout at the SEC Outdoor Championships. Also ran on UT's ninth-place 4x400m relay (3:15.04)
  • Logged a then-PR of 53.87 to finish fourth in the 400m hurdles at the Vanderbilt Invitational
  • Covered the 400m hurdles in 55.13 to place third in the open section at the Sea Ray Relays
  • Finished fifth in the 400m hurdles in 54.26 at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual and anchored UT to victory in the 4x400m relay (3:11.94) as well
  • Ran his first college 400m hurdles race in 56.53 at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge and helped UT to fourth in the 4x400m relay in 3:12.37
  • Placed third in the 400m hurdles (55.71) and ran on UT's victorious 4x400m relay (3:13.25) at the Tennessee Challenge

  • Product of DeMatha Catholic High School, who originally signed a scholarship to play football at Maryland
  • His desire to run track was greater so he asked for, and was granted, a release by the Terps
  • Was a 2011 Washington Post All-Met First Team honoree during the outdoor season and was honorable mention indoors as one of the Washington D.C. area's top sprinters and hurdlers
  • Earned high school All-America honors in 2010 and 2011...As a senior, he finished seventh in the 400m dash (48.80) and ran on DeMatha's national champion 4x200m relay unit at the New Balance Indoor Nationals
  • His personal bests include 14.1 in the 110m hurdles, 52.4 in the 400m hurdles and 47.81 in the 400m dash

  • Born March 8, 1993
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Interested in studying biology
  • Father is Mohammed Forna
  • Michael is the younger brother of Washington Redskins defensive back Madieu Williams
  • Recipient of the Bowden Wyatt/Harvey Robinson Scholarship Fund


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