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Brian Williams

Brian  Williams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Warren, Mich.

High School:
Fraser HS

Last College:
Iowa Central CC

Event:
Throws

OUTDOOR YR:
SR

04/19/2018

Rebels Split for Auburn and Pair of Meets in California

Ole Miss Will Compete in the War Eagle Invite, Mt. SAC Relays and Bryan Clay Invite

04/16/2018

Rebel Women Hold at No. 24 in USTFCCCA Week Three Rankings

Ole Miss Also Moved into the National Top-10 of Four Different Event Rankings

04/14/2018

Rain Fails to Slow Down Rebels at Final Day of Joe Walker Invite

Freshman Waleed Suliman Ran the Fourth-Fastest 800-Meter Time Nationally

04/12/2018

Rebels Home to Honor Seniors at Joe Walker Invite

Ole Miss Will Honor 26 Senior Student-Athletes and Managers

04/09/2018

Rebel Women Remain in USTFCCCA Rankings at No. 21

Ole Miss Has Ranked in 16 of the 23 Total Outdoor Rankings Releases of the Price-Smith Era

TFRRS Bio

2017 (Junior)

Indoor
Second-Team All-American (Shot Put, 14th Place)
Second-Team All-SEC (Shot Put, 2nd Place)

Earned Second-Team All-American honors with a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the shot put, throwing 17.88m (58-08.00) ... Was the SEC Runner-Up for Second-Team All-SEC honors at an indoor best of 19.06m (62-06.50), breaking his own school record ... Broke the all-time Ole Miss shot put record in his first-ever meet at the Commodore Invite at 18.83m (61-09.50) ... Ended the indoor season with a weight throw best of 18.70m (61-04.25), set at the Commodore Invite, which ranked him seventh all-time at Ole Miss.

Outdoor
USA Qualifier (Discus, 4th Place)
First-Team All-American (Discus, 4th Place)
NCAA East Region Qualifier (Discus, 4th Place)
SEC Champion (Discus)
SEC Scorer (Shot Put, 6th Place)

Finished fourth at the USA Track & Field Championships in the discus at 60.55m (198-08) ... Qualified for the USA meet after ranking fifth in the United States in 2017 at career-best 65.13m (213-08), which also ranked No. 15 in the world ... That 65.13m throw led the NCAA and won him an SEC discus title, putting 25 feet between himself and the second-best throw in school history (188-05, from Stacy Andrews in 2003) ... Finished fourth at the NCAA East Region to punch his ticket to the national meet at 61.00m (200-01) ... Eclipsed 60 meters in the discus in eight meets ... Also scored in the shot put at the SEC Championships in sixth place at 17.94m (58-10.25) ... Set the No. 2 shot put mark in school history at the Florida Relays at 18.30m (60-00.50).

At Iowa Central CC (2015-16)
2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier (18th Place)
NACAC U23 Champion (Discus)
NJCAA Discus Champion
4x All-American
NJCAA Discus Record Holder (63.23m/207-05)
NJCAA Meet Record Holder (Discus, 61.53m/201-10)
2016 NJCAA Team Champion

One of the nation's best discus throwers coming out of junior college, regardless of division ... Competed at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, finishing 18th overall at 55.90m/183-05) ... Won the NACAC Under-23 discus title ... Career-best 63.23m (207-05) ranked 11th in the United States in 2016, which also ranks as the NJCAA discus record ... Set the NJCAA Meet Record on a throw of 61.53m (201-10) to win the national title ... Four-time All-American (once in the discus, twice in the shot put and once in the weight throw) ... Part of NJCAA National Team Championship at JUCO powerhouse Iowa Central ... Trained under John Smith student, Brad Foote.

High School
Earned three varsity letters for track and two for football ... School record holder in the discus at 176-00 ... Regional record holder in the discus at 175-11 ... All-State runner-up in the discus ... Held a shot put PR of 50-11 his senior year ... Won MAC Blue Division team title ... Competed against current teammate and fellow thrower, Cullen Prena.

Personal
Born Dec. 18, 1994, to Venonia Hodges and Brian C. Williams ... Majoring in general studies with minors in legal studies, African-American studies and education ... Chose Ole Miss over Arizona State, Arkansas State, Iowa, Iowa State, Miami and South Carolina ... Plans to become a throws coach.

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