USC Team Co-Captain
THIS SEASON: Senior Angela Williams--the most celebrated sprinter ever at USC and one of the finest in the world--will try to add yet another NCAA title to her trophy case in 2002.
2001: Williams simply made history in 2001, becoming the first woman ever to win three NCAA 100m titles ... Williams won her title in a season-best 11.05w ... What's more, her crucial win helped spur USC to its first NCAA team title ... She also ran leadoff on USC's NCAA runner up 400m relay squad that raced to a time of 43.64 ... Qualified for the NCAA 200m competition, but ran 23.81 in the heats and did not advance ... Finished second in the 200m at the Pac-10s in 23.27, but could not win her second consecutive 100m title due to a false start ... Ran 11.18 to take second in the 100m at the UCLA dual meet.
OTHER COMPETITIONS IN 2001: In March, Williams sped to a silver medal in the 60m dash at the World Indoor Championships in Lisbon, Portugal ... Her time of 7.09 eclipsed the Amerian collegiate record of 7.14 set by Carlette Guidry of Texas in 1991 ... In the summer, WIlliams went on to place third in the 100m at the USA Championships with a time of 11.01w ... At the World Championshps in Edmonton, Williams ran 11.24 in the quarterfinals of the 100m, then advanced to the semifinals, where she ran 11.31 and failed to qualify for the finals ... Ran the leadoff leg for the USA's 400m relay squad that finished second in heat two of the prelims in a time of 42.64.
2000: The incomparable Williams raced to her second straight NCAA title in 2000, winning easily in 11.12 ... She became the first Pac-10 woman and fourth in NCAA history to win consecutive 100m titles ... She also joined Patty Van Wolvelaere and Yvette Bates as the only Trojan woman to win two NCAA titles ... Ran the opening leg on USC's school-record 400m relay that won the NCAA title (at the time, the fourth-fastest in the world) ... Won the 100m (season-best 11.01w) and 200m (PR 22.78w) at the Pac-10s, joining UCLA's Gail Devers and USC's Inger Miller and Torri Edwards as the only women to win both those events at the same Pac-10 meet.
1999: Won the NCAA 100m championship as a freshman with a time of 11.04, a USC school record (the previous mark was set earlier in the semifinals by USC senior Torri Edwards, who clocked a 11.10) ... Williams was USC's ninth individual track and field national champion and first since 1990 when Ashley Selman took the javelin title ... Williams' time also broke a 23-year old national junior record (11.08) set by Brenda Morehead of Tennessee State and moved her into ninth place on the all-time collegiate list (past Florence Griffith of UCLA - 11.06 - Aug. 26, 1983) ... She also ran the opening leg on USC's 400m relay squad that finished second in the NCAAs in 43.35 ... Ran a 11.27 to win the 100m at the USA Track & Field Junior Nationals ... Finished third in the 100m at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Champiionships with a wind-assisted time of 11.03 ... Ran 11.19 to win the 100m at the World University games ... Finished second at the Pac-10s with a time of 11.38 ... Ran a 10.96 (wind-assisted) at the UNLV Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: At Chino (Calif.) High, Williams established herself as the nation's fastest female high school track athlete in history with a blistering 11.11 in the 100m at the 1998 National Junior Championships in Edwardsville, Ill. (breaking the 22-year-old mark of 11.13 set by Chandra Cheeseborough in 1976) ... Clocked a 10.98w as a junior (the first high school girl to break the 11-second barrier under any conditions) ... Earned the Track & Field News High School Women's Athlete of the Year award in 1997 and 1998, when she become only the second woman to do so unanimously (Marion Jones is the other unanimous pick) ... Won the 100m at the 1995 Junior Nationals in 11.24 ... Won the 100m and 200m title at the 1998 CIF Southern Section Masters Meet and also finished third in the long jump ... Won the 100m title at the 1997 Pan-Am Junior Championships, where she also teamed with current Women of Troy teammate Kinshasa Davis and two others for a 44.02 victory in the 400m relay ... Competed at the 1996 Olympic Trials during her sophomore year, but was forced to pull out due to a hamstring pull in the first round ... Carried a 3.9 GPA in high school and was considered one of the state's top 100 scholars.
PERSONAL: Angela was born on Jan. 30, 1980 ... She is a public policy and management major at USC ... Her full name is Angela Tramaine Williams.
CAREER BESTS: 100m - 11.04 (10.96w), 200m - 23.22 (22.78w).