March 18, 2016
From Boston University Athletic Communications
BOSTON – Cameron Williams of the Boston University men’s track & field team was named a Second-Team All-American by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced on Monday.
Williams competed in the semifinals of the 200m dash at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships on March 11, finishing second in his heat and tenth overall with a time of 21.10. Williams was edged by less than one-hundredth of a second from eighth place and an automatic spot in the national final.
That race concluded a terrific indoor season for Williams. The San Antonio, Texas native was named Patriot League Male Track Athlete of the Year after breaking his own school record in the 200 meter dash with a time of 20.58 at the PL Championships on Feb. 21. That time also set a Patriot League record and tied for the fifth-fastest time in the country, qualifying the junior for a trip to the national championships.
First-Team All-America honors were awarded to those who finished among the top eight in an individual or relay event as part of a team; Second-Team All-America honors went to those who finished between ninth and 16th while Honorable Mention honors were given to the remaining finishers.
With the honor, Williams becomes the first sprinter in Patriot League history to earn Indoor All-American honors and the first sprinter at Boston University (60m, 100m and 200m dash) to be named All American for an indoor or outdoor season.