A two-time Olympian (1992, '96) and World Championships competitor (1993,'95), Williams earned his spot as the top U.S. distance man in the 1990s.
Williams won the 10,000m title at the USA Outdoors four times--1992, '93, '95 and '96. Williams placed seventh in the world in the 10,000m at the 1993 World Championships. He finished 10th in the event at the 1992 Olympics.
Williams also won USA cross country titles in 1991 and '93.
He likewise starred at Tennessee during his 1988-91 tenure. Williams set the school record for 3,000m (7:58.34), 5,000m (13:41.50i) and 10,000m (28:18.4m).
Williams served as Tennessee's top NCAA scorer in 1991 with 14 points courtesy of a runner-up finish in the 10,000m and third-place finish in the 5,000m. His points were crucial as the Vols secured the 1991 NCAA Outdoor title at storied Hayward Field.
Williams won four SEC titles--the 1989 and '90 cross country crown, the 1991 indoor 5,000m and the 1991 outdoor 10,000m.
Williams accumulated eight All-America honors between cross country and track.