Angela Williams

Full Name: Angela Williams
Born: May 15, 1965 (age 49 years)
Birthplace: Laventille, Trinidad
Sport:
Discipline: 100m, 200m and 4x100m
Olympics: 1984, 1988

Career Highlights

1988
• 100m – 4th (11.62s) Heat 6 of eight, 7th (11.45s) quarter-final Heat 2 of four, did not advance; Quarter-finalist 200m (23.48s), Olympic Games, Seoul, South Korea, September.
1984
• 100m – 5th (11.74s) Heat 6 of six, 6th (11.89s) quarter-final, did not advance; 200m – (23.38s) preliminary, did not advance; 4x100m relay with Janice Bernard, Gillian Forde, and Esther Hope – 4th Heat 2 of two, preliminary round, 7th (44.23s) final, XXIII Olympic Games, Los Angeles, California, USA, August.
1983
• 200m – 24.66s; 4x100m relay with Janice Bernard, Gillian Forde and Esther Hope – 2nd (44.63s), Pan American Games, Caracas, Venezuela.
1982
• 200m – 24.74s; 4x100m with Janice Bernard, Gillian Forde and Maxine McMillan – 6th (44.74s), British Commonwealth Games, Brisbane, Australia
• 200m – 2nd (23.75s); 4x100m with Janice Bernard, Gillian Forde and Maxine McMillan – 1st (44.86s), Central American and Caribbean Games, Havana, Cuba.

Award/Titles

• Earned Seton Hall’s 1st All-American, All-Big East, All-East, All-ECAC and Olympic female athlete titles in 1986.
• Graduated from Seton Hall in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education
• A member on the 4×200 meter Indoor American Record-Breaking Team in 1993.
• Accomplished a No. 9 World Rank at the World Indoor Nationals at 200 metres in 2001.
• Inducted into the Seton Hall University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.
• Taught and coached at Ollie Middle School, in Alief, Texas from 1996-2002, then at Thurgood Marshall High School in Missouri City, Texas from 2002-2007
• Also coached at Prairie View A&M University.

Interesting Facts

• Began her athletics career at the age of 10.
• Opted to represent Trinidad and Tobago and not USA where she grew up, at Olympic Games .

Biography

Angela Williams was born on May 15, 1965 and grew up in Laventille, Trinidad. Her family migrated to the USA when she was eight years old. Williams grew up in Brooklyn, New York and began her track career at the age of 10. As a high school athlete she was recruited by over 200 universities and accepted a scholarship to Tennessee State University in 1983

As a college freshman, Williams competed in her first Olympic Games for her native country of Trinidad and Tobago. That was the 1984 Games of Los Angeles, USA and she was a creditable three-event competitor, the 100 and 200 metres and the four by 100 metres relay. The relay team reached the event final.

Williams transferred to Seton Hall University in 1986 where she earned Seton Hall’s 1st All-American, All-Big East, All-East, All-ECAC and Olympic female athlete titles. As a senior at Seton Hall, she again competed in her second Olympic Games, contesting the 100 and 200 metres in Seoul, South Korea in 1988.

Williams graduated from Seton Hall in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Upon graduation, she moved to Tampa, Fla. and continued competing on the world level in track until 1996. Williams toured the European and American Track and Field circuit, competing against the top athletes over 100 and 200-metres.
In 1991, she accomplished a No. 9 World Rank at 200 metres as a result of her campaign at the World Indoor Nationals. In 1992, Williams competed in the United States Olympic Trials in the 100 & 200 Meters. Then in 1993, she was a member on the 4×200 Meter Indoor American Record Breaking Team. In 1996 at the age of 31, Williams competed in her last Olympic Trials and her last track and field competition.

In 2006, she was inducted into the Seton Hall University Athletic Hall of Fame.
After retirement, she began her second career as a teacher and coach. She taught and coached from 1996-2002 at Ollie Middle School, in Alief, Texas.
From 2002-2007 she taught and coached at Thurgood Marshall High School in Missouri City, Texas.
Williams also coached at Prairie View A&M University where she has seen 10 different athletes to the SWAC All-American Team.

Education

  • St. Joseph's College of Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA

References

Sport Clubs / Teams

TSU Tigers, Nashville, USA and Seton Hall Pirates, South Orange, New Jersey USA

YEAR TOURNAMENT VENUE RESULT EVENT TIME(s)
1982 British Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 200m 24.74
6th 4x100m 44.74
Central American and Caribbean Games Havana, Cuba. 2nd 200m 23.75
1st 4x100m 44.86
1983 Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela 200m 24.66
2nd 4x100m 44.63
1984 Olympics Los Angeles, California, USA 100m 11.89
7th 4x100m 44.23
200m 23.38
1988 Olympics Seoul, Korea 100m 11.45
200m 23.48