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    Michael Williams     
     
      Michael Williams
Hometown:
Laurel, Md.

High School:
DeMatha Catholic

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles

Year (In/Out):
Fr./Fr.

PERSONAL BESTS

Indoors
60mH: 8.53 (2012)
400m: 49.12 (2012)
600y: 1:12.59 (2012)

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

WILLIAMS' SEC SCORING

2012 Indoor 4x400m : 6th, 3:11.29

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Scored at SEC Indoors with UT's 4x400m relay.

2012: Honors - None...Indoors - 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...Outdoors - 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.

HIGH SCHOOL: 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.

PERSONAL: 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 San Francisco 49ers free safety Madieu Williams.

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