PR: 200m - 22.52 (2012); 100m - 11.07 (2013)
Current Residence: Clermont, Fla.
Hometown: Richmond, Calif.
High School: Gompers High School '05
College: Arizona State University '09
Coach: Dennis Mitchell
4th at 2009 USA Outdoors 200m (22.39)
2009 NCAA Indoor 200m champion (22.89)
2009 NCAA Outdoor 200m runner-up (22.84)
Awards and Honors
2012 Diamond League 200m winner
Williams claimed the 2012 Diamond League series win in the 200m in what she called the most consistent season of her career. Williams was a latecomer to the sport of track and field as she first ran competitively the summer after she graduated high school. She went on to compete at Laney College in Oakland before earning a scholarship to Arizona State University where she developed into one of the top collegiate sprinters in the nation. Williams made the 2009 World Championship team after her 4th place finish at USA Outdoors, as Allyson Felix had the automatic bye at the reigning world champion. Four years later, it was Williams who enjoyed the automatic bye as the Diamond League champion. Williams overcame a difficult childhood being raised by her grandmother and wants to give back to youth as a counselor once her track and field career is over.
2014: 3rd at New Balance Games 300m (37.73); 1st at Penn Relays Sprint Medley 1600m (3:37.94); 9th at Shanghai (23.70); 5th at Beijing IAAF World Challenge (23.41)
2013: 7th at Brussels (11.28); 4th at Linz 200m (22.84); 2nd at Linz 100m (11.23); 6th at World Outdoors 200m (22.81); 6th at Monaco 200m (22.77); 8th at USA Outdoors 100m (11.09); 8th at Rome 200m (23.26); 7th at Doha 200m (23.34)
2012: 3rd at Brussels 200m (22.74); 3rd at Zagreb 200m (22.96), 4th in 100m (11.33); 5th at Birmingham 100m (11.23); 1st at Linz 200m (22.67), 1st at Stockholm 200m (22.82); 1st at Luzern 200m (22.52); 1st at London (22.75); 3rd at Paris (22.70); 4th in semifinal Olympic Trials 200m (22.98), 6th in semi heat of 100m (11.41); 3rd at Oslo 200m (22.75), 2nd in 100m (11.44); 5th in Shanghai 200m (22.80)
2011: 4th in semifinal of USA Outdoors 200m (22.86); 6th at adidas GP 200m (23.45); 6th at Rome 200m (23.20); 2nd at Doha 200m (22.95)
2010: 8th at USA Outdoors 200m (23.15); 7th at adidas GP 200m (23.41); 5th at Drake Relays 100m (11.51)
2009: 5th in semifinal World Outdoors 200m; 4th at USA Outdoors 200m (22.39); 2nd at NCAA Outdoors 200m (22.84), 6th in 100m (11.37); 1st at Pac-10 Outdoor 200m (23.05), 1st in 100m (11.14), 8th in long jump (6.03m/19-9.5); 1st at NCAA Indoors 200m (22.89), 6th in 60m (7.32)
2008: 7th in semifinal Olympic Trials 200m (23.37); 7th in semifinal NCAA Outdoors 200m (23.55); 1st at Pac-10 Outdoor 200m (23.09), 1st 100m (11.45)
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014: Indoor bests - 300m (37.73); 400m (54.90); Outdoor bests - 200m (23.41); 400m (54.01); Sprint Medley 1600m, 3:37.94
2013: Outdoor bests - 100m, 11.07 (No. 12 in the USA, No. 22 in the World, No. 10 in the USA by T&FN); 200m, 22.71 (No. 14 in the USA, No. 28 in the World)