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Shelise Williams
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Woodrow Wilson HS
Experience: High School
Shelise Williams
Courtesy: Arkansas
Release: 01/18/2008

2010: INDOOR: Williams opened her junior season with a first-place showing in the 400 meters with a provisional qualifying time of 53.29 at the Arkansas Invitational. The next week at the Virginia Tech Invitational, she was a member of the victorious 4x400-meter and distance-medley relay teams. She continued her winning ways at the Razorback Invitational with a 52.72 in the 400 meters. At the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, Williams ran the 400-meter leg of the distance-medley relay team that set a school record of 11:06.56. The assault on the record book carried over to the Tyson Invitational where Williams took over the program's top spot on the 400-meter list with a runner-up clocking of 52.43. Later at the two-day event, she was part of the record-setting 4x400-meter relay team that came together for the race win in a time of 3:32.87, an automatic qualifying mark for the national meet. At the SEC Championships, Williams came away with two conference titles, one in the 400 meters and the other with the 4x400-meter relay team. The win in the mile relay was Arkansas' first-ever SEC title in the event. She ended the indoor campaign with a pair of All-America accolades at the NCAA Championships. She finished eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 53.23 and the 4x400-meter relay, with Williams as the second leg, raced to a bronze finish in a time of 3:33.83, the quartet's third-fastest time of the season. OUTDOOR: During the opening weekend of the outdoor season, Williams had a first-place finish with the sprint-medley relay at the Disney World Invitational and a third-place showing in the 200 meters at the UCF Black & Gold meet. She also won the 400 meters at the Stanford Invitational. At the prestigious Texas Relays, the quartet of Williams, Stephanie Brown, Regina George and Whitney Jones passed the baton around the track in a school-record time of 3:44.40 for the sprint-medley relay win. She also ran the lead-off leg of the 4x400-meter relay that crossed first in a time of 3:31.20. The following week she won the 400 meters at the McDonnell Invitational.  In the final preparation for the conference meet, Williams helped the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams to first-place finishes at the Arkansas Twilight. At the SEC Championships, Williams had a victory in the mile relay, a runner-up performance in the 400 meters, a third-place effort in the 4x100-meter relay and a sixth-place finish in the 200 meters. At the NCAA West Prelims, she helped the 4x400-meter relay team qualify for the national meet and in the 400 meters, Williams posted a school-record time of 51.71 in qualifying in a second event. It was the first time in her career to dip under the 52-second mark. At the NCAA Championships, she added to her career All-America list with two additional accolades. Williams had fifth-place finishes in the 400 meters and as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team.  Following the collegiate season, she finished 15th in the preliminary rounds of the 400 meters at the USA Championships. At the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships, Williams racked up two gold-medal performances for Team USA, one in the 400 meters and another with the 4x400-meter relay team.

2009: INDOOR: Williams began at the Razorback Invitational where she competed in the 400 meters and placed fifth with a time of 54.43. Also at that meet, she ran the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished fourth with a time of 3:42.30. At the Penn State National, Williams improved on her 400-meter time to 54.35, good for a fourth-place finish and an NCAA provisional-qualifying mark. Running the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay at the Tyson Invitational, Williams and her teammates posted a time of 3:39.52, good for an NCAA provisional qualifier. She ran her best 400-meter time at the SEC Championships, placing fourth with a time of 53.52. The 4x400-meter relay team also posted their best time at the SEC Championships, earning a runner-up finish with a time of 3:35.19 and improving their NCAA provisional mark. At the NCAA Championships, Williams earned the second All-America honor of her career as the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay that clocked a time of 3:36.90 to finish seventh. She also finished 12th in the prelim round of the 400 meters (54.05). OUTDOOR: At the UC Irvine Spring Break Classic, Williams competed in her only 100-meter race of the season and placed second with a time of 11.91. She also won the 200 meters with a time of 24.01 and ran the anchor leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:40.10), good for an NCAA regional-qualifying mark. She placed third in the 200 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational with a time of 23.78, her best of the season and another NCAA regional qualifier. She also ran the second leg of the winning 4x100-meter relay (45.75). At the SEC Championships, she earned a runner-up finish and an All-SEC honor with a time of 52.41 in the 400 meters. She was the NCAA Mideast Region runner-up at 400 meters, lowering her quarter-mile time to 52.32, and ran the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished sixth (3:36.38), earning all-region honors. At the NCAA Championships, Williams placed seventh with a personal-best time of 52.01 in the 400 meters, qualifying her for the USA Championships. She finished the season with a 17th-place finish at the USA Championships. She recorded a time of 53.47.

2008: INDOOR: Arriving in January, Williams went right to work as a member of the 4x400-meter relay at the Arkansas Invitational. She ran the third leg of the quartet that finished first with a time of 3:41.54. At the Razorback Invitational, she recorded a personal-best 200-meter time of 24.78. She also ran the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished third with an NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 3:37.52. At the Tyson Invitational, she ran the open 400 meters (54.48, 21st), the lead leg of the 4x400-meter relay (3:40.55; fifth) and the second leg of the distance medley relay (11:18.33, first). The DMR's clocking was an NCAA provisional mark. She finished 14th in the 400-meter prelims (54.83) and ninth as the lead leg of the 4x400-meter relay (3:42.15) at the SEC Championships. At the Alex Wilson Invitational, she ran the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay that earned a runner-up finish with an improved NCAA time of 3:35.10. She ended the season earning All-America honors with a seventh-place finish and a season-best time of 3:34.66 as the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay. OUTDOOR: She clocked a 400-meter time of 55.17 for a fourth-place finish at the Louisiana Classics. She was a member of the 4x100 (45.61, eighth), the 4x400 (3:41.95, second) and the sprint medley relay (3:54.54, fourth) at Texas Relays. At the John McDonnell Invitational, she finished second in the 400 meters with a time of 54.74 and was the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished first with a regional-qualifying time of 3:38.53. She competed in the 4x200 (1:38.45, fifth), the 4x400 (3:39.92, first) and the sprint medley (3:53.19, second) relays at Drake Relays. She clocked her first regional-qualifying time of 54.03 to finish third in the 400 meters at the Arkansas Twilight. She also ran the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay that clocked a regional-qualifying time of 3:38.54 to finish third. At the SEC Championships, she ran the lead leg of the runner-up 4x400-meter relay (3:35.40) and finished eighth in the 400-meter finals (55.49). She earned a trip to the NCAA Championships as the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished sixth at the regional championships. The quartet finished 14th (3:36.06) in the relay prelims at the NCAA Championships with Williams running the lead leg. She ended the season with a prelim time of 54.06 and a final time of 53.65 in the 400 meters at the USA Junior Championships.

AT WOODROW WILSON HS: A member of one of the strongest programs in California, Williams was a three-time all-state performer in the 200 meters, the 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay her junior season and All-CIF in the 200 meters and 400 meters. Her squad won the state championship her third year after finishing runner-up the year before and sectional runner-up her freshman year. She was also a member of several national squads while competing at both the USATF and AAU track championships.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 15, 1989, she is the daughter of Albert Williams and Sheila Harrison Williams. She is enrolled in the Bumpers College of Agricultural Food and Life Sciences and is majoring in human development, family sciences and rural sociology.


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