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Lex Williams
Lex Williams

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Ann Arbor, Mich.

High School:
Dexter

Position:
Distance


Last Updated: June 12, 2010

At Michigan ... 2007 Indoor All-American (Distance Medley Relay) ... Two-time Big Ten Indoor Champion (2007, Distance Medley Relay and 5,000-meter run) ... 2009 Second Team All-Big Ten (Outdoor) ... 2007 First Team All-Big Ten (Indoor) ... 2007 Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree... two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2009-10).

Fifth/Senior (2010)... Academic All-Big Ten... Outdoor... Finished 22nd in the 10,000-meter run (30:04.26) at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. (June 12)... finished ninth in the 10,000-meter run at the NCAA East Region Preliminaries (May 27)... took first in 10K run at Stanford Invitational (March 27), setting a new career-high time of 28:34.28... time was also nation's best through weekend of April 18... recorded a pair of second-place finishes at "The Dual" (April 10), taking second in the 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs.

Senior/Junior (2009)... Academic All-Big Ten ... member of 2009 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic team... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Outdoor... finished 23rd in the 5,000-meter run prelims with a time of 14:19.49 at the NCAA Championships (June 10-13) ... finished second in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:08.56 at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (May 29-30) ... finished second in the 10,000-meter run with a career-best time of 30:03.89 and second in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:22.32 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 15-17) ... finished first and broke the meet record in the 5,000-meter run with a season-best and NCAA regional time of 14:01.62 at the Jesse Owens Classic (May 1) ... finished first in the 1,500-meter run with a season-best and NCAA regional time of 3:43.05 at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (April 17) ... finished first in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:14.86 and first in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:45.27 at Ohio State (April 11) ... won the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:19.32 at the Auburn Invitational (April 4) ... Indoor...finished 13th in the 5,000-meter run with a season-best time of 14:29.49 and 21st in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:31.79 at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-March 1) ... picked up a season-best time of 8:12.86 in the 3,000-meter runat the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 6) ... notched a season-best time of 4:11.62 in the one-mile run at the Indiana Relays (Jan. 31).

Junior (2008)...Outdoor... did not compete...Indoor... ran a career-best 13:47.57 in the 5,000-meters at the Tyson Invitational (Feb. 15-16) ... picked up a new career-best time of 7:55.59 in the 3,000-meters at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 8-9) ... finished second in the mile (4:05.29) and the 3,000-meter run (8:20.27) against Ohio State (Jan. 19).

Sophomore (2007)...Outdoor... ran on the fourth-place distance medley relay (9:36.59) and the fourth-place 4xMile relay (16:25.93) at the Penn Relays (April 26-28) ... took third in the 1,500-meter run with a career-best time of 3:42.38 at the EMU Invite (April 21) ... Indoor... All-American in distance medley relay ... Member of the sixth-place distance medley relay team (9:38.93) at the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 9-10) ... won the 5,000-meter run Big Ten title (14:04.43) and the distance medley relay Big Ten title (9:45.39) and placed third in 3,000-meter run (8:11.59) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-25) ... won the mile with a new personal-record and NCAA provisional time of 4:01.72 and placed seventh in the 800-meter run (1:54.43) at the Indiana Gladstein Invite (Jan. 26-27) ... won the 3,000-meter run with an NCAA provisional time of 8:02.36 at the Red Simmons/Jack Harvey Invitational (Jan. 19-20).

Freshman (2006)...Outdoor... advanced to the 1,500-meter final at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 26-27), claiming 11th place overall ... claimed 14th place in the 5,000-meter run at the Big Ten Championships (May 12-14) ... clocked an NCAA regional-qualifying 14:07.18 in the 5,000-meter run at the Penn Relays (April 27-29) ... posted an NCAA regional-qualifying 4:05.71 in the mile at the Sun Angel Classic (April 15) ... Indoor... finished 10th in the 5,000-meter run (14:32.62) and contributed to fifth-place distance medley relay at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-25).

Prep... Dexter High School (2005) ... National Honor Society ... Academic all-state ... Ann Arbor News Top Scholar ... U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award ... Dexter High School co-Athlete of the Year ... Voted Mr. Michigan Track and Field ... USA Today All-USA track team member (2005) ... Ann Arbor News Track Athlete of the Year (2005) ... claimed third place in the mile at the 2005 Nike Indoor Nationals ... placed fourth in the two-mile at the 2005 Nike Outdoor Nationals (8:56.06) ... named "Star of Stars" at the 2005 Midwest Meet of Champion after winning the 3,200-meter run with a meet record time of 8:57.16 ... 2005 Michigan state champion in the 3,200-meter run, setting a new Division II Lower Peninsula meet record (9:07.88) ... claimed state runner-up honors in the 1,600m at the 2005 meet ... five-time all-state, all-region and all-conference ... two-time DHS team MVP (2004, '05) ... owns Dexter school record in the 800m (1:54.43), 1600m (4:09.98), 3200m (8:57.16) and 4x800m ... also participated in cross country and hockey ... contributed to Dexter High School's three consecutive Michigan Division II state cross country titles (2002, '03, '04) ... two-time all-state selection (2003, '04) ... claimed fourth at the 2004 Michgian state meet and 19th as a junior (2003).

Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... born on March 21, 1987 ... son of Kurt and Donna Williams ... sister, Kalli, is a current member of the Michigan women's cross country and track teams.

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Event Time Date
1500m 3:42.38 4/21/07
One Mile 4:01.72 1/26/07
3,000m 7:55.59 2/9/08
5,000m 13:47.57 2/16/08
10,000m 28:34.28 3/27/10
   

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