Former South Plains College Track and Field star Latoy Williams has been selected to compete at the 2009 World Track and Field Championships held in Berlin, Germany August 15-23 as part of the Bahamian 4x400 meter relay. The first round of the relay is scheduled for August 22 at 11:55 a.m. CST. The final will be contested on August 23 at 11:15 a.m. CST.
Williams enjoyed a superb 2009 outdoor track and field campaign as he ran a then world leading time of 45.01 seconds at Baylor's Michael Johnson Invitational on April 18. He then bettered that mark with a school and meet record time of 44.73 seconds on May 23 at the NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Hutchinson, Kan.
Williams will not be the only former Texan competing in Germany as former Texan 400-meter school record holder Renny Quow will be competing in the 400 meter dash and on Trinidad and Tobago's 4x400 meter relay team. The first round of the 400 meters will take place at 4:05 a.m. central standard time (11:05 a.m. in Germany). If Quow, who finished seventh in the 400 meters at the 2008 Olympic Games, advances he will compete in the semi-final round at 11:15 a.m. CST August 19th. The 400 meter final will be run August 21 at 2:20 p.m. CST.
All times above have been marked when they will be run in the Central time zone. Berlin, Germany is seven hours ahead. For updates on former Texans competing at the 12th IAAF World Championships please visit the World Championships results page or check the Texan website at www.spctexans.com.