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Lionel Williams
Lionel Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
St. Peter's

Event:
Mid-Distance

Experience:
SR


Personal Bests

Indoors
400m: 48.24
600m: 1:17.65
800m: 1:49.27
1000m: 2:29.30

Outdoors
400m: 47.80
800m: 1:48.99
4x800 Meter Relay: 7:18.66

On the National Scene ... || 2010 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA First Round in the 800-meters, clocking 1:50.72 in the preliminary round. || 2009 Outdoor || Qualified for the 800-meter final at the NCAA East Regional Championships, running a personal-best 1:48.99 in the preliminaries ... Placed seventh overall, finishing in 1:50.98. || 2010 Indoor || Ran 1:50.80 to place 11th in his first NCAA appearance, capturing his first All-America certificate.

At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2010 Outdoor || Won his preliminary heat of the 800, running 1:49.90 ... Would go on to place ninth in the finals ... Also a member of the seventh-place 4x400, that clocked a season-best 3:11.85. ||2010 Indoor || Placed seventh in the 600 with a finishing time of 1:19.17 ... Ran the second leg of the sixth-place 4x400 (3:15.85) ... Covered the 400 leg on the Lions' third-place DMR (9:51.30). || 2009 Outdoor || Placed fourth in the 800 in 1:50.75 after running 1:49.89 in the preliminaries ... Also a member of the sixth-place 4x400-meter relay (3:15.06). || 2009 Indoor || Placed second in the 600-meters with a personal-best 1:17.65 - the second-fastest time in PSU History ... Was also a member of the fifth-place 4x400-meter relay (3:12.90). || 2008 Outdoor || Finished sixth in the 800, running 1:51.19 ... Also ran on the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay. || 2008 Indoor || Finished 11th in the 400, 14th in the 600, and ran on the fifth-place 4x400.

Around the Track ... || 2010 Outdoor || Clocked a season-best 1:49.07 to take fourth in the 800 at Florida Relays ... Was also a member of the winning 4x800 at Florida, that set a new meet and facility record at 7:18.72 ... Ran on the third-place and season-best 4x800 at Penn Relays ... Team combined to run 7:17.02 - the fourth-fastest time in school history ... Also a member of the DMR at Penn, which finished 11th in the season-best 9:43.46 ... Placed fourth in his section of the 800 at the Payton Jordan Invitational, running 1:49.33 ... Won the 400 at the Penn State Open. || 2010 Indoor || Won the 600 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, clocking a season-best 1:18.33 ... Placed sixth in the 800 at the Alex Wilson Last Chance with a PR 1:48.53 ... Ran on winning 4x400 relays at the Penn State Relays and PSU Northeast Challenge. || 2009 Outdoor || Split 1:48.39 on the 4x800 at Penn Relays, helping the team to an outstanding fourth-place finish in the Championship of America in 7:18.66 ... Placed second in the 800 at the Jim Click Shootout and Penn State Open ... Placed third at the Bison Outdoor Classic ... Attained the NCAA regional standard at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational, finishing third in 1:50.28 ... A member of the fourth-place 4x400s at the Jim Click Shootout, Auburn War Eagle Invitational, and Jesse Owens Classic. || 2009 Indoor || Recorded a provisional-qualifying a personal-best 1:49.27 to finish second in the elite Wilson 800 at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame ... Record another provisional performance at the Washington Husky Invitational, going 1:49.58 in the 800, good for fifth in the his heat ... Placed second in the 600 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup (1:18.62) ... Finished fourth in the invitational 800 at the Penn State National, and fifth in the 500 at the Penn State Open. || 2008 Outdoor || Placed fifth in the 800 at the Oregon Pepsi Challenge .. Finished third in 400 at the Bucknell Team Challege ... Ran on the fifth-place 4x800-meter relay in the Championship of American section at Penn Relays. || 2008 Indoor || Ran on the first-place and season-best DMR (9:53.42) at the Virginia Tech Elite meet ... Finished second in the 600 and 4x400 at the Penn State Open ... Placed fourth in the 800 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup and eighth at the Penn State National with a PR 1:51.93.

|| High School || Ran 1:19.40 for 600-meters - the fastest time in the country in 2007, and the third-best ever run by a prep ... Holds the National Catholic High School record in the event ... Also among the top runners in the 800, clocking 1:52.29 in 2007 ... Ranked number one in the state of New York in the 600, 800, and 1000 during the 2007 indoor season ... Ran an impressive PR of 1:51.96 as a junior at the Nike Outdoor National Championships ... Holds the national freshman and sophomore class records in the 600.

|| Personal || Son of Erica and Lionel Williams ... Born October 1, 1988 ... Majoring in Information Sciences.

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