TAMPA, Fla. –Southeastern Louisiana junior, Adrian Williamscontinues to impress and make a name for himself; Williams qualified in the men’s javelin for the NCAA Championships on the final day of the NCAA East Preliminary Championships held last Saturday at the USF Track and Field Stadium.
On Williams first
throw of the day, he secured a spot with a throw of 206 feet, 4 inches (62.89 meters). The school’s website stated that, “Williams edged East Tennessee State junior Benjamin Johnson (205-5 / 62.62 m) for the East’s final spot in Eugene”.
The Nevisian athlete finished 12thin the men’s javelin competition. The top 12 finishers at each preliminary round advanced to the national meet, to be staged June 6-9 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
According to Lionsports, Williams is the first Lion javelin thrower to advance to the national meet since Lars Laursen in 2006.
Williams will be one of two Lions competing at the NCAA Championships, as senior teammateDevin Kingqualified in the pole vault on Thursday.