Preston Williams
Preston Williams

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
East H.S.

Event:
Multis/Hurdles

Birthdate:
10/18/1988


Seven-Time All-C-USA Performer

2009 Outdoor: Competed in four events during the outdoor season...Had two top-five finishes in 110 meter hurdles competition...Finished third at the Joey Haines Invitational with a time of 15.39...Finished fourth at the Rhodes Open with a personal best time of 15.23 in the 110 meter hurdles...Saw limited action in the long jump and had a season high jump of 6.38 meters at the Joey Haines Invitational.

2009 Indoor: Competed in four events during the indoor season...Finished third with a time of 7.95 in his only meet in the 55 meter hurdles...Finished sixth at the SIU McDonald's Meet with a time of 9.36 in the 60 meter hurdles...Finished fifth in the long jump at the SIU McDonald's meet with a leap of 6.57 meters.

2008 Outdoor: Competed as a decathlete in the 2008 outdoor season for the Tigers...During the meets leading up to the C-USA Championships, participated in the 110 hurdles, long jump and high jump...Posted a personal best height in the high jump at 1.75m (5-08.75) at the Rhodes Open Meet...Set a personal best time for the 110m hurdles at 15.12 finishing in eighth place at the Ole Miss Invitational...Also set a personal best long jump mark of 6.19m (20-03.75) at the same meet...At the 2008 C-USA Outdoor Championships, competed in the decathlon setting a personal best All-Conference score with a mark of 3,105 points which was good enough to take fifth place...During the decathlon, set personal-best marks in the 100m dash with a time of 11.75, shot put with a throw of 10.99, high jump with a leap of 1.85m (6-00.75), pole vault with a height of 3.00m (9-10.00), discus with a toss of 27.39m (89-10), javelin with a throw of 30.67m (100-07), 400m dash with a time of 54.85 and the 1500m run with a time of 5:49.05.

2008 Indoor: Competed in six meets while participating in several different events including the indoor heptathlon during the 2008 indoor season for the Tigers...Set a personal best long jump mark of 6.60m (21-08.00) in the first meet of the year at the Arkansas State Kickoff Meet...Also at the Arkansas State Kickoff Meet, set personal-best marks in the 400m dash with a time of 54.64 and the shot put with a distance of 11.44m (37-06.50)...Set a high jump personal best during the heptathlon at the Arkansas State Invitational with a mark of 1.87m (6-01.50)...Set a personal best 55m hurdles time at the same meet in the preliminaries with a time of 7.65 and a personal best 1000m time during the heptathlon with a time of 3:18.71...At the 2008 C-USA Indoor Championships, set a personal-best record time of 8.38 in the 60m hurdles earning him sixth place... Also during the C-USA Championships, set a personal-best 60m dash time of 7.46 during the heptathlon...Set a season-best heptathlon score at the Arkansas State Invitational with a score total of 4320.

PREP: Attended East High School lettering in track and field for four years, under Coach Gary Deberry...Specialized in the decathlon...Also participated in football and basketball...Earned all-metro team honors in 2006 and 2007.

PERSONAL: Full name is Preston Allan Williams...Born on October 18, 1988, in Memphis,Tenn., to Sharren Williams...Has two siblings; Amanda and Brandon...Majoring in accounting.

Williams' Best Outdoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
110m Hurdles 14.68 Miss Open 4/11/09
100m Dash 11.75 C-USA Champ. 5/17/08
400m Dash 54.85 C-USA Champ. 5/17/08
Long Jump 6.19m Ole Miss Inv. 5/3/08
High Jump 1.85m C-USA Champ. 5/17/08
Decathlon 3105pts C-USA Champ. 5/17/08
Javelin 30.67m C-USA Champ. 5/17/08
Williams' Best Indoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
55m Dash 6.96 C-USA Champ. 3/1/08
55m Hurdles 7.65 ASU Kickoff Meet 12/1/07
60m Dash 7.46 C-USA Champ. 3/1/08
60m Hurdles 8.09 C-USA Champ. 2/27/10
400m Dash 54.64 ASU Kickoff Meet 12/1/07
High Jump 1.90m C-USA Champ.2/27/10
Long Jump 6.76m SIU McDonald's2/6/10
Triple Jump 13.01m C-USA Champ. 3/1/08
Heptathlon 4,410 C-USA Champ. 2/27/10

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