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Williams Named SEC Runner of the Week



Tennessee senior sprinter Rubin Williams was announced as the SEC Male Co-Runner of the Week by the conference office on Thursday following his performance at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City.

Williams, a 12-time All-America and four-time SEC champion, broke the meet record and lowered his own world-leading time in the 200-meter dash with his time of 20.66 seconds. His time leads the world by two-tenths of a second and breaks the previous record of 20.67, recorded by six-time NCAA champion Xavier Carter in 2005.

In addition to his victory in the 200, Williams also tied his personal-best time of 6.64 in the preliminaries of the 60 that stands tied for fourth on Tennessee’s all-time list in the event. His time ties him with teammate Evander Wells for fifth in the NCAA and third in the SEC this season.

Due to an oversight by the league office, the conference decided to dutifully recognize and bestow Williams with the Co-Runner of the Week honor. Williams joins LSU’s Richard Thompson, who was named Runner of the Week on Tuesday, as this week’s co-Runners of the Week. Williams also was named National Male Performer of the Week by Trackshark.com earlier this week.


 

 

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