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HU’s Jaelen Williams headed to NCAA Track and Field Championships

Fred Jeter | 5/31/2019, 6 a.m.
Hampton University’s Jaelen Williams is heading to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, following a stellar ...
Jaelen Williams

Hampton University’s Jaelen Williams is heading to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, following a stellar performance in the 400-meter hurdles.

The junior from Phoebus High School in Hampton qualified by finishing third in his heat at the NCAA East Regional on May 25 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Williams covered the distance in 50.27 seconds. National competition begins June 5 at the University of Texas in Austin.

This is Williams’ second time qualifying for the NCAA nationals in his three years at Hampton. As a freshman in 2017, Williams ran the 400-meter hurdles in 50.32 to qualify for the NCAA Championships, where he finished 12th and earned Second Team All-American honors.