Wil London
 

Wil  London

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Waco, Texas

High School:
Waco HS

Height:
6-0

Event:
Sprints

06/09/2017

London Produces All-America Honors At NCAA Championships

Sophomore finishes eighth in 400 meters to help Bears continue streak of scoring in 39 of last 40 years.

06/09/2017

Rhodes Earns Pole Vault Bronze At NCAA Outdoor Championships

Senior Bear finishes third to secure third All-American accolade of her career.

06/07/2017

London Stars On First Day of NCAA Outdoor Championships

Sophomore Bear makes final of 400 meters with time of 45.19.

06/06/2017

Track & Field Prepares For NCAA Outdoor Championships

Bears will have 17 entries in national meet over course of four days of competition in Oregon.

05/27/2017

Track & Field Totals 17 Entries For NCAA Outdoor Championships

Bears conclude NCAA West Preliminary action in Austin on Saturday.

04/23/2016

Michael Johnson Invitational - 04/23/2016

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04/09/2016

Baylor Invitational - 04/09/2016

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 2017 Team USA Silver Medalist (4x400-meter relay, World Championships)
• 2017 Outdoor All-American (400 meters)
• 2017 Outdoor Big 12 Champion (400 meters, 4x400-meter relay)
• 2017 All-Big 12 Outdoors (4x100-meter relay)
• 2017 All-Big 12 Indoors (400 meters, 4x400-meter relay)
• 2016 Big 12 Freshman of the Year
• 2016 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (400 meters)
• 2016 All-Big 12 Outdoors (4x100-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay)
• 2016 Indoor All-American (4x400-meter relay)
• 2016 Big 12 Indoor Champion (4x400-meter relay)
• 2016 All-Big 12 Indoor (400 meters)
• 2016 Big 12 Athlete of the Week (April 13)

2017: Earned first outdoor All-America accolades by placing eighth in the 400 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (45.72)…Is now an indoor and outdoor All-American…Is the first outdoor All-American in the 400 meters since 2008…Collected five All-Big 12 outdoor honors along the way, winning the 400 meters (45.72) at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship…Ran the second leg in BU’s Big 12 champion 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:04.60…Helped BU advance to the NCAA Championships after placing third at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds (3:03.33)…Also earned All-Big 12 honors by running second in BU’s second-place 4x100-meter relay squad, finishing with a time of 39.75…Also advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 4x100-meter relay…Placed second in the 400 meters at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds to advance to the NCAA Championships with a season-best time 45.02…Also a 400-meters champion at the Baylor Invitational with a time of 45.46…Also competed in the 200 meters at two meets, finishing second at the Red Raider Shootout with a time of 20.84…Was a part of the winning 4x400-meter relay team at the Michael Johnson Invitational (3:04.98)…Earned All-Big 12 indoor distinctions by placing third in the 400 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (46.50)…Ran the second leg of BU’s second-place 4x400-meter relay team, finishing with a time of 3:06.25…Amassed three runner-up finishes in the 400 meters during the indoor season...Also earned a silver medal as part of Team USA's 4x400 relay at the World Championships in London...Ran the fastest leg in the race in the finals.

2016:
Racked up pair of indoor All-America accolades by running lead-leg for third-place 4x400-meter relay at NCAA Indoor Championships with time of 3:05.23... Led off with a 46.594 split to give BU the early lead in the race...Placed eighth in 400-meter event at NCAA meet to secure individual All-America honor with time of 46.88...Severed as lead leg for 4x4 crew, which captured indoor conference crown...Opened race with 45.53 split to help produce second-fastest time in school history and Big 12 meet record of 3:04.16...Won first Big 12 individual title by overcoming a slow start to secure 400-meter outdoor crown in 45.36...Was first BU freshman to win the race since LeJerald Betters in 2007...Went on to advance to NCAA Championships in quartermile by winning NCAA West Preliminary Championships title in 45.84...Ended season by placing 14th in 400-meter prelim action at national meet with time of 46.08...Ran second leg for 4x400-meter relay in reaching NCAA Championships with second-place finish at NCAA West Preliminary Championships, before missing out on finals of NCAA meet by .01 seconds and taking ninth in prelim action...Placed second at Big 12 Outdoor Championship in 4x400-meter relay as well as at Drake Relays...Placed fourth in the 400 meters at indoor conference meet with career-best time of 46.24 to net another all-league honor...Named Big 12 Freshman of the Year, after performance at indoor conference meet...Recorded pair of runner-up finishes in 400 meters at Rod McCravy Memorial (47.23) and Tyson Invitational (46.73)...Ran 21.32 in lone indoor 200-meter race to be sixth at Charlie Thomas Invitational...Was consistent member of indoor 4x400-meter relay, including running lead-off legs for event-title winning quartets at Texas A&M 11-Team Invitational, Charlie Thomas Invitational...Outdoors, won quartermile title at Michael Johnson Invitational with season-best time of 45.28...Finished second at Baylor Invitational in 400 meters with time of 45.76 to Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner (45.71)...Placed second in only 200-meter race of season with time of 21.10 at Ricardo Romo Invitational...Competed throughout season on 4x100-meter relay, including on fifth-place crew at Big 12 Championship to net third All-Big 12 honor of meet...Was third-leg for season-best 40.16 quartet to be second at Baylor Invitational...Anchored Baylor Invitational winning 4x400-meter relay to earn Big 12 Athlete of the Week honors...Outside of collegiate season, captured 400-meter event title in 45.61 at USATF Junior Outdoor Championships...Took silver medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships with time of 45.27, moving from fourth to second in final 100 meters...Anchored Team USA's 4x400-meter relay to gold at the IAAF World U20 Championships...Faced 10-meter deficit, but closed the gap gradually over first 300 meters on Botswana's Xholani Talane before moving to first with 50 meters to go with official split of 44.82.

High School: Three-year track and field letterwinner at Waco High School under coaches Woodrow Randall and Brendan Smith...In final prep season, produced Texas 5A state runner-up finish in 400 meters with time of 47.47...Captured 400-meter bronze medal at state meet in 2014 in 47.66...Three-time district, area and regional qualifier in 400-meter during career...Outside of UIL competition, won 400-meter title at 2015 Texas Meet of Champions with time of 45.96, which was third-best time nationally for the year and a Waco HS and Central Texas High School record...Won 2015 TAAF Summer Games of Texas titles in 200 (21.06), which was sixth-best nationally, and 400-meter (46.11) events...Named 2015 TAAF Male Athlete of the Year...Claimed TAAF Summer Games of Texas 400-meter titles in 2013 and 2014 as well...Competed in 2014 Down Under Games in Australia, earning three gold medals (in the 400, 4x100 and 4x400) and a silver in the 200...Member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Given name is Wilbert London III, goes by Wil...Born in Waco, Texas...Son of Wilbert and Jacquelyn London...Major is kinesiology.

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