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 Michael Williams
Michael Williams
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Colorado Springs Christian

Height:
6-2

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
09/28/1989

2009 Cross Country: Competed unattached in one event, the Bear Twilight Invitational, placing 15th with a time of 20:08.5... Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2009 Track: Finished in sixth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Michael Johnson Classic with a time of 9:58.18 in his first-career steeplechase race...Clocked 9:13.94 in the 3,000 meters to finish 13th at the Dr Pepper Invitational...Season-best time of 4:08.03 in the 1,500 meters came in an 11th-place finish at the Texas Invitational...During the indoor season, finished 14th overall in the mile at the Texas A&M Invitational with a time of 4:24.05...Clocked a season-best time of 8:45.65 in the 3,000 meters to finish eighth at the Razorback Invitational.

2008 Cross Country: Saw action in five races, scoring team points on all five occasions...Finished 10th at the Baylor Twilight Invitational...Finished 67th at the Big 12 Championships with an 8K time of 26:49.73...Placed 65th overall at the NCAA South Central Regional with a time of 33:23.9 on the 10,000-meter course...Placed 98th at the Chile Pepper Festival with a time of 32:55.42.

2008 Track: Recorded a season-fastest time of 4:05.05 in the 1,500 meters to place eighth at the Michael Johnson Classic...Finished fourth in the event at the Dr Pepper Invitational with a time of 4:06.51...Finished sixth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:11.74 at the ACU Triangular...Took eighth overall in the 3,000 meters at the Dr Pepper Invitational with a time of 9:23.27...During the indoor season, recorded a season-best time of 4:22.57 in the mile at the Tyson Invitational to earn a 31st-place finish...Took 22nd at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in the mile with a time of 4:34.15...Finished 11th at the Arkansas Invitational in 4:27.26 in the mile...Placed 17th overall in the 3,000 meters at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 8:59.54...Named to the spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2007 Cross Country: Competed in all six events for the Bears...Fastest time of the season over 10,000 meters of 33:12.3 came at the NCAA South Central Regional...Finished in 12th place overall at the North Texas Invitational, and placed 39th at the Baylor Twilight Invitational...Took 74th at the NCAA South Central Regional and finished 80th at the Big 12 Championships...Earned a 193rd-place finish at the Chile Pepper Festival and placed 214th at the Stanford Invitational.

High School:
Three-time letterwinner in track and cross country for coach Mike Caton at Colorado Springs Christian School...Runner-up at the 2007 USATF Junior Olympics in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:58.48...As a senior, track team finished second at regionals and ninth at state...Cross country squad finished second at regionals and fourth at the state championships...Won regional championships in track and cross country as a junior, finishing as state runner-up both times...All-state selection in track and cross country as a senior...During his junior year, named all-state in both track and cross country...Track team captain for two years and cross country captain as a senior...2006 cross country most valuable athlete...Record holder for Colorado Springs Gold Rush TC in the 1,600 meters and 1,500 meters...Peak Distance TC record holder in the 1,500 meters and 800 meters...In the classroom, a member of National Honors Society and "Who's Who" Among American High School Students...Graduated with high honors.

Personal: Full name is Michael David Williams...Born Sept. 28, 1989, in Burbank, Calif...Son of Gordon and Tammi Williams...Uncle, John Janawicz, is a member of Team USA Bowling...Cousin, Daphne Zuniga, is an actress with roles in Melrose Place, The Sure Thing and Spaceballs...Undecided on major.

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