Randy Williams To Be Inducted Into National Track & Field Hall Of Fame
Nov. 18, 2009
Former USC track and field great Randy Williams will be inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame on Dec. 5 it was announced today (Nov. 18) by USA Track & Field. Williams, the USC record-holder in the long jump with a mark of 26-8 1/4, will be inducted at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held in conjunction with the USATF's 2009 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.
Williams, who won the NCAA outdoor long jump championship in 1972 and the indoor title in 1973, went on to win the gold medal in the long jump at the 1972 Olympic Games and capture the bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics. He also qualified for the 1980 Olympics, but did not compete becasue of the U.S. boycott.
Williams was world ranked four times by Track & Field News and was ranked No. 1 in the world in the long jump following the 1972 season.