Tech Track Inks Nation's Best 800M
May 12, 2006
Lubbock, Texas - Texas Tech track and field head coach Wes Kittley announced the signing of Karjuan Williams, the nation's best 800M runner, for the 2006-2007 season. Williams' signing brings Kittley's recruiting class to 18.
Williams is the nation's top 800M runner and is a Nike Champion in the event. He was named the 2006 national indoor male Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News. Williams has recorded personal bests of 1:50.14 (800M outdoor), 1:50.68 (800M indoor), 47.14 (400M outdoor) and 47.99 (400M indoor).
Williams, a native of New Orleans, La., was relocated to New Bern, N.C. after Hurricane Katrina. He currently attends New Bern high school and trains with author and former All-American Nicholas Sparks (Notre Dame, 800M).
During the indoor season, Williams won the 800M at the LSU Invitational (1:51), at the Simplot Games in Idaho (1:50.74; the third fastest prep time ever) and at Indoor Nationals in a meet-record 1:52.49. Williams was also the 800M anchor leg of the sprint medley relay that won the title at Indoor Nationals. He also placed second in the 400m (47.89) at the Arkansas Invitational.
For a complete listing of Tech track signees, visit www.texastech.com.