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Chris Williams

Player Profile
Hometown:
New York, N.Y.

High School:
Collegiate

Position:
Cross Country/Middle Distance

Birthdate:
04/24/1989

Experience:
Gr./Jr.

On Williams: Strong middle distance runner who has one year of eligibility remaining across the board for Villanova ... Has shown great improvement during the course of his career ... Capable of being a consistent scorer at the BIG EAST level.

2011 Outdoor: Came in 10th in his section of the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.91 at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton.

2011 Indoor: Did not compete.

2010 Cross Country: Part of the team's lineup at the Penn State National, where he posted a time of 27:16 over 5.2 miles and finished 130th out of 266 runners ... Posted an 8K time of 28:07 at the Paul Short Run ... Twice ran the four-mile course at Haverford College, finishing 27th in the Main Line Invitational (21:02.00) and second at the Haverford Invitational (20:09.96).

2010 Outdoor: Competed twice in the 1500 meters, coming in fifth at the Princeton Quad Meet (3:55.31) and fourth in his section at the Widener Invitational ... Finished 17th in the 800 meters at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet (1:53.48) ... Placed 12th in the 5000 meters at the season-opening Villanova Duals (15:20.99).

2010 Indoor: Individual winner in the Mile at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a time of 4:18.48 ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 1000 meters and came in eighth overall in the finals ... Ranked sixth after posting a time of 2:26.03 in the preliminaries ... Ran the leadoff leg of Villanova's conference champion 4x800 meter relay ... Ran the second leg of the first place 4xMile relay squad at the Jack Pyrah Invitational.

2009 Cross Country: Came in 11th at the JV Meet at Haverford with a four-mile time of 21:02.78.

2009 Outdoor: Did not compete.

2009 Indoor: Finished fifth in the 1000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 2:23.92 ... That was faster than his time in the preliminaries, when he stood in third place overall ... Came in seventh in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational and also ran the leadoff leg of the Wildcats distance medley relay quartet at that meet ... Came in ninth in the invitational race of the Mile at the Penn State National and then finished sixth in his section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Came in fourth in the seeded race of the 3000 meters (8:27.03) at the NYC Gotham Cup.

2008 Cross Country: Ran in the postseason for Villanova at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and the NCAA Championships ... Posted a 10K time of 32:42 at the national championships meet ... Came in 102nd at the Penn State National.

2008 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2008 Indoor: Redshirted ... Lined up unattached for the Mile at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and came in second out of 14 runners with a time of 4:16.97.

2007 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed unattached at the Haverford Invitational and finished in 20th place with a four-mile time of 20:47.8.

Personal: Born 4/24/89 in Manhattan ... Older of two children of Christopher and Janice Williams ... Has a younger sister, Jillian ... Majoring in English.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters (Relay)             1:50.11        2009 Alex Wilson Invitational
1000 Meters                    2:23.92        2009 BIG EAST Championships
1500 Meters                    3:55.31        2010 Princeton Quad Meet
Mile                           4:05           High School
3000 Meters                    8:27.03        2009 NYC Gotham Cup
5000 Meters                    15:20.99       2010 Villanova Duals
10000 Meters (XC)              32:42          2008 NCAA Championships

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST Champion (Indoor Track)              2010 (4x800 Meter Relay)
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