Cal Poly Pomona's Jonathan Williams competed in the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis on June 20-24. He competed in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters against other top junior athletes.
Williams' fourth place finish in the 100 meter final earned him a spot on the 4×100 Junior National relay team that will travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil to compete in the Pan-American Junior Athletic Championships from July 6-8.
Williams ran a 10.64 in the prelims of the 100 meters, which qualified him for the finals. In the finals race, he ran a 10.40, which was good enough to place fourth and beat out Kyle Stevenson from the University of Tennessee. That time almost reached his season-best time of 10.36, where he ran at the Cal Nevada Championships in Fresno.
Williams also competed in the 200 meters and ran a 22.00 flat in the prelims, which qualified him for the finals. In the finals race, he ran a 21.91 and finished eighth overall. Williams season-best time in the 200, was a 21.34, where he ran at the Ben Brown Invitational.
At the Pan-American Junior Athletic Championships, Williams will have a chance to display his talent representing Cal Poly Pomona against the best international athletes from around the world from North America, South America and the Caribbean. His relay team will consist of the top three finishers in the 100 meter final and they are as follows: Rynell Parson, a 16-year-old sophomore at Stevens High School (Texas), Nebraska freshman Arthur Wims and Shane Crawford, who starts at Purdue University in the fall.