Feb. 16, 2004
WACO, Texas - Baylor junior quarter-miler Darold Williamson ran the second-fastest time in the country this season and led the 4x400 relay squad to its fastest time this past weekend to earn Big 12 Conference Co-Athlete of the Week honors, the league office announced Monday. Williamson shares the honor with Texas' freshman high jumper Andra Manson.
Williamson ran a 45.79 in the 400 meters, topping teammate Jeremy Wariner's season-best time of 45.83. The mark is an NCAA automatic qualifying time and broke the Iowa State Classic record.
The San Antonio native also led the top-ranked 4x400 relay squad to its fastest time of the season with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:05.27. Williamson was joined by Wariner and freshmen Mark Teter and Kevin Mutai.
Williamson becomes the second Bear to earn athlete of the week honors this season as Wariner claimed the award on Jan. 26.
The Bears take the week off before returning to action at the Big 12 Indoor Championships Feb. 27-28 in Lincoln, Neb.