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Chris Williams

Player Profile
Hometown:
New York, N.Y.

High School:
Collegiate

Birthdate:
04/24/1989

Experience:
Gr./Jr.

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 team ... Ran the second leg of the first place 4xMile relay squad at the Jack Pyrah Invitational.

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

2009 Outdoor: Redshirted.

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 ... His 10K time of 32:42 at the national championship meet was more than two minutes faster than his regional time over the same distance nine days earlier ... Came in 102nd at the Penn State National.

2008 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2008 Indoor: Finished second out of 14 runners in the mile (4:16.97) at the Jack Pyrah Invitational.

2007 Cross Country: Registered a four-mile time of 20:47.8 at the Haverford Invitational.

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

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Ran the leadoff leg of 4x800 meter relay that won a BIG EAST Championship (2010)
Finished fifth in the 1000 meters at the BIG EAST meet (Indoor, 2009)
Competed in the 4xMile relay at the national championships while in high school

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters - 1:50.8 (relay)
1000 Meters - 2:23.92
Mile - 4:05

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