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Tarika Williams






Kingston, Jamaica

Tarika Williams - Track & Field - University of Miami Athletics

Collegiate Career Bests:
60 Meters: 7.29i
100 Meters: 11.49
200 Meters: 23.27i

2012 Outdoor: Her personal best time of 11.42 in the 100 meters came at the ACC Championships, where she finished in 3rd… during the ACC Championships’ 200 meters, had a team best time of 23.68… at the ACC Championships her team placed 2nd in in the 4×100 meter relay, with a time of 44.96 and 3rd in the 4×400 meters with a time of 3:39.50

2012 Indoor: Placed first at the Kentucky Invitational in 7.30…placed first in the 200 meters and second in the 60 meters at the Birmingham Invitational in 23.94 and 7.36 respectively…placed first in the 60 meters and second in the 200 meters at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet with times of 7.29 (a personal best) and 23.91 respectively…placed first in the 60 meters at the Iowa State Classic in 7.44…placed fourth in the 60 meters with a time of 7.33 and second in the 200 meters with a season-best 23.61 at the ACC Championships…qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 60 and 200 meters and ran 7.43 and 23.71 in the prelims…ran on the 4×400-meter relay that finished with a season-best 3:45.66 at the Kentucky Invitational.

2011 Indoor: Finished in first place at the Kentucky Invitational and held the four fastest team times in the 60m dash, her fastest being a finish of 7.34 seconds at the ACC Indoor Championships… Her season-best time of 23.27 seconds in the 200m dash also occurred at the ACC Indoor Championships where she placed first… A member of the 4x400m relay that placed fourth at the Clemson Invitational.

2010 Outdoor: Her season-best time in the 100m dash came at the ACC Championships, where she placed sixth in 11.49 seconds… Her lone attempt in the 200m dash came at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational, finishing in a time of 23.91 seconds… A member of the 4×100 relay team that won the Georgia Tech Invitational in a season-best time of 43.96 seconds, placed fourth at the ACC Championships (45.18) and that competed in the NCAA quarterfinals (45.19)… A member of the 4×200 relay that finished in 1:37.86 in the prelims of the Penn Relays… A member of the 4×400 relay that won at the Georgia Tech Invitational in 3:38.20… A member of the 1,600 sprint medley relay that finished in 4:00.61 at the Florida Relays.

2009: While at Florissant Valley Community College, placed fourth in both the 100 and 200m dashes at the JUCO National Championships… Personal-best time in the 100m dash is 11.61 seconds and 23.98 seconds in the 200 meter dash.

Personal: A Business major… Chose Miami over Western Kentucky… Daughter of Winsome Sinclair and Charles E. Williams and has two younger siblings.