Former Oxford High sprinter Horatio Williams qualified for the 200 meter dash Thursday at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Williams, who is a senior at Florida State, was in the second heat of competitors and advanced to the finals with a time of 20.69 seconds. Williams was also a member of the 4×100 relay team that qualified for the finals by finishing first in Heat 1 with a time of 38.81. (June 8, 2012, Page 7A)
Led by high jumper Ricky Robertson, the Ole Miss men’s track team was able to finish 19th out of 71 programs at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Ole Miss totaled 13 points in the meet that was won by Texas A&M with 55 points. (June 13, 2011, Page 6)
Former Oxford High track standout Horatio Williams helped lead the LSU Tigers to a third-place finish at the Southeastern Conference’s Indoor Track Championships held over the weekend at Arkansas. (more…) (February 28, 2011, Page 8)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Former Oxford High sprinter Horatio Williams is off to a great start on the indoor track for his new team, LSU. (more…) (February 7, 2011)
A desire to be the best has always been the driving force behind sprinter Horatio Williams when he got on the track. Williams blazed a trail to state champion and All-American status while at Oxford High School before he became a major contributor to a Hinds Community College track program that finished 11th in the nation this past spring. Now, with a two-year degree recently accomplished, Williams is ready to embark upon the next stage of his career at Southeastern Conference power LSU.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Williams signed with the Tigers in February, but because just he completed his last summer class at Hinds, Williams’ arrival in Baton Rouge, La., had to wait until this month. With his junior college schooling now complete, Williams is looking forward to burning up the track in the SEC as a 100- and 200-meter sprinter and a member of the 4×100 and possibly 4×400 relay teams. (August 6, 2010, Page 7A)
Early exposure to track meets and parents with strong track backgrounds, coupled with natural talent, have really proved to be a winning formula for Oxford High track athletes Erika Sisk and Kristen Dickerson this season.
Sisk and Dickerson have played big parts in the success the Lady Chargers have achieved throughout the year and they are two of the main reasons why the team has a chance of capturing the school’s first girls track title on Friday at the MHSAA Class 5A meet in Pearl. (May 13, 2010, Page 1B)