#NCAATF Podium Hunt: Chrishuna Williams
This is the continued series leading up to the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships in which the Razorbacks’ top qualifiers are featured. For the 12th time since first hosting in 2000, Fayetteville serves as the host site for the national meet. This year’s NCAA Indoor Championships will be contested March 13-14 at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
A two-day, all-session ticket for the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships is $30 for general admission. Tickets for the NCAA meet are available for purchase HERE, by contacting the Razorback Ticket Center at 800-982-HOGS (4647) or visiting the Ticket Center located just east of Baum Stadium at 1295 S. Razorback Road.
Chrishuna Williams, 800 meters
When to Watch
Preliminary: Friday, March 13 at 7:45 p.m.
Final: Saturday, March 14 at 7:20 p.m.
How She Qualified
In her first full season competing at 800 meters, Williams enters this weekend’s NCAA Indoor Championships as the No. 2 national qualifier with her season-best 2:02.95 performance at the SEC meet. That time makes her the No. 2 performer in school history. She opened her postseason campaign with a championship run at 800 meters, capturing her first-career individual title. With her showing at the SEC Championships, she took more than two seconds off her previous best. Williams is also part of Arkansas’ 4×400-meter relay that won the SEC title and owns the third-fastest NCAA qualifier at 3:30.50.
History at the NCAA Championships
Williams will be making her second individual appearance at the NCAA Indoor Championships, having previously qualified for the national meet at 400 meters in 2014 and has past NCAA experience with the 4×400-meter relay. As a program, the Razorbacks have an NCAA title at 800 meters from Aneita Denton (2005). While looking for her first individual points at the national meet, Williams was part of Arkansas’ fourth- and eighth-place finishes in the 4×400-meter relay in 2012 and 2014, respectively.
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