Angela Williams

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This article is about Angela Williams, the Athlete. For the Colorado politician, see Angela Williams (politician).
Angela Williams
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Women's Athletics
World Championships
Silver 2003 Paris 4x100 m relay
Pan American Games
Silver 2003 Santo Domingo 100 m
World Indoor Championships
Gold 2008 Valencia 60 m
Silver 2001 Lisbon 60 m
Silver 2003 Birmingham 60 m

Angela Williams (born 30 January 1980 in Bellflower, California) is an American athlete.[1] Williams attended the University of Southern California, graduating in 2002.[2]

Starting for the American national team in 2001, she won a silver medal in the 60 metres competition at the 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships. She later repeated the event at the 2003 Indoor Championships. At the 2003 World Championships in Athletics she won silver in the 4 x 100 m relay, along with teammates Chryste Gaines, Inger Miller, and Torri Edwards. Williams also competed in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics, with the American team easily winning in the first heat but not being able to finish in the final. In 2002, Angela Williams became the first person to win four consecutive individual NCAA titles in the 100m. In 1999, she won in 11.04 at the age of 19. In 2000, she clocked 11.12, 11.05w in 2001 and 11.29 in 2002.[3]

Williams represented the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 4x100 metres relay together with Mechelle Lewis, Torri Edwards and Lauryn Williams. In their first round heat they were disqualified and eliminated from the final.[1]

Williams had a stellar career as a youth athlete, setting the still currently ratified American records in the 100 meters, for age 9-10, 11-12, and 15-16, along with the 11-12 record for 200 meters.[4]

Williams attended Chino High School and won the CIF California State Championships in the 100 metres in 1997 and 1998. Her 11.10 1998 winning time was the top mark of the twentieth century, beating Marion Jones. She also won the 200 metres in 1998[5] In 1997 and 1998 she was named the national Girl's "High School Athlete of the Year" by Track and Field News.[6]

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