Ulis Williams

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Ulis Williams
Williams (left) in 1961
Personal information
Born (1941-10-24) October 24, 1941 (age 82)
Hollandale, Mississippi, U.S.[1]
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Event(s)200 m, 400 m
ClubSouthern California Striders
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)200 m – 21.2 (1962)
400 m – 45.0 (1964)[2]
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo 4×400 m relay

Ulis C. Williams (born October 24, 1941) is an American former athlete, winner of a gold medal in the 4×400 meter relay at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[1] He later served as President of Compton Community College in Compton, California, from 1996 to 2005.[3]

Born in Hollandale, Mississippi, Williams won the AAU championships in the 440-yard dash in 1962 and 1963. In 1962, he was named Track and Field News High School Athlete of the Year.[4] After graduating Compton High School, Williams enrolled at Arizona State University and won the NCAA championships in 440 yd in 1963 and 400 m in 1964.

At the Tokyo Olympics, Williams was fifth in 400 m and ran the third leg on the American 4 × 400 m relay team that won the gold medal with a new world record of 3.00.7.[1]

After finishing his athletic career, Williams worked at Compton Community College for almost three decades, serving in numerous positions of increasing responsibility before assuming the post of Superintendent/President in March 1996.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ulis Williams". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Ulis Williams. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Chancellor Drummond Appoints Special Trustee for Compton CCD Community College Chancellor's Office
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Track and Field News High School Athlete of the Year list