T&T’s Williams, Richards sign with Alabama

Jereem Richards

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Williams was a members of the Burnley Athletic club under coach Lucretia Warner-Burnes before she joined local athletic giants Neon Trackers which is now being coached by Ian Goddard.

She has attained a number of complimentary performances which she can build on if she wants to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next year. Among these have been a personal best time of 23.92 in the 200 meters event as well as 52.95 in the 400 meters. In addition Williams also produced a best time of 2:10.78 in the 800 meters.

She was a member of the T&T team that competed in the 2010 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games and is currently the Junior Girls Under-17, 800m champion.

Williams also competed at the 2013 World Outdoor Championships in the 4x400m and the 2014 World Relays (4x400m) and the Commonwealth Games (400m/4x400m). She is a silver medallist at the 2010 Carifta Games in the girls under-18 800 metre event and in 2011 he also sprinted to a silver medal in the 4x400 metres.

She ran the anchor leg for the South Plains 4x400 relay team that won at the 2014 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and at the National Championship here at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo Williams placed second in the 400 meters last year.

She also won national titles at the 2015 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the 400 meters, 4x400 relay and distance medley relay. In addition she finished as runner-up in the 400 meters (53.71) at the 2015 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Meanwhile, Richards, a graduate of ASJA Boys College, is a member of the Quantum Athletic club under coach Trevor James before he joined the Abilene Wildcats. The Wildcats are coached by Charles Joseph. Like Williams, he has personal bests of 20.58 in the 200 meters and 45.91 in the 400 meters.

He earned bronze at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships and World junior Championships (4x400m) and silver medals at the 2011 Pan American Junior Championships (4x400m) and the 2011 Carifta Games (4x400m). At the 2012 Carifta Games (4x400m) and the 2013 Carifta Games (4x100, 4x400) he produced credible performances.

He also secured a bronze medals at the 2013 Carifta Games in the half-lap event (200m) and was a finalist at 2011 World Youth Championships in the medley relay. Richards won the 2015 Outdoor National Junior College Championships 400-meter race with a time of 46.23 and was a semfinalist at 2011 World Youth Champs (200m).

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