Darold Williamson

Olympian 2004

    Athlete Bio






    Holmes (San Antonio, Texas) HS ‘01 Baylor ‘05

    Event:  400m
    Height:  6-2
    Weight:  170
    PR: 44.51 (2004)
    Born:  1983, in San Antonio, Texas
    Current Residence: Waco, Texas
    High School:  Holmes (San Antonio, Texas) HS ‘01
    College: Baylor ‘05
    Coach: Michael Ford
    Agent: Deon Minor
    Club: Nike


    Career Highlights: 2-time World Outdoor 4x400m relay gold medalist ('05, '07); 2004 Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist; 2005 USA Outdoor 400m runner-up; 2005 NCAA Outdoor 400m Champion; 2002 World Junior 400m champion; 2002 U.S. Junior 400m champion

    Among strong company, Williamson finished fourth in 2007 at the USA Outdoor Championships before winning a gold medal in the 4x400m relay at the World Outdoor Championships in Osaka, Japan...Along with a 4th place finish at the USA Outdoor Championships, 2006 also saw a gold medal at the World Cup in the 4x400m and an indoor American record in the 4x400m...Williamson had a terrific 2005 season highlighted by winning a gold medal in the 4x400m relay at the World Outdoor Championships, and posting a new personal best time in the 400 meters with his 44.27 performance in the semifinals at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. That performance was the third-fastest time in the world in 2005...Williamson placed fourth in the men's 400 meters at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials in 44.70 seconds, and was later added to the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team roster as a member of the men's 4x400m relay pool. He ran the anchor leg for Team USA in Athens, whose winning time of 2:55.91 was the fastest in the world since 1998...Earlier in 2004 Williamson placed fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships and sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Set PR of 44.51 on May 29, 2004 in runner-up finish at College Station, Texas. He was the only man to beat Baylor teammate and Olympic gold medal winner Jeremy Wariner during the 2004 season. Williamson and Wariner led the Baylor 4x400-meter relay to a pair of national titles in 2004, setting an NCAA indoor record at 3:03.96 and clocking the fastest collegiate time this season of 3:01.03 at the NCAA outdoor meet.  He is an experienced international competitor, with the 2002 world junior title to his credit...A four-year letter-winner at Holmes High School in San Antonio, Texas, Williamson won both the 200m and 400m at the 2001 Texas state championships and was a member of the 1999 4x400 Texas state championship team...he holds the school records in the 200m and 400m with times of 20.91 and 46.12, respectively...he also lettered in football in his two final years as a Husky.

    Competition Results:
    2007:  World Outdoor 4x400m gold medalist (2:55.56)...4th at USA Outdoor Championships (44.97)...3rd at USA Indoor Championships (47.21)...4th at Tyson Invitational Indoor (47.78)...6th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (45.68)...3rd at Stockholm (44.90)...3rd at Sheffield (45.74)...ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 44.68.
    2006: 4th at AT&T USA Outdoors (44.94)...ran third leg in setting indoor 4x400m U.S. record of 3:01.96 with Kerron Clement, Wallace Spearmon and Jeremy Wariner on Feb. 11 at Fayetteville, Ark...ran anchor leg on Team USA gold medal winning 4x400 relay at World Cup (3:00.11)...2nd at Waco (44.88)...6th at adidas Classic (45.60)...6th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (45.55)...7th at Stockholm (45.58)...4th at London Grand Prix (45.34)...ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 44.88.
    2005: World Outdoor 4X400m relay gold medalist (3rd leg, 2:56.91WL)...7th at 400m at World Outdoors (45.12)...2nd in 400m at USA Outdoor Champs (44.62)...semi finals at NCAA Outdoors (44.27PR)...1st in 400m at NCAA Outdoors(44.51)...4th at NCAA Indoors (46.26)...ranked #8 in world (#4 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 44.27.
    2004: Ran anchor leg (44.83) on Olympic gold medal winning 4x400m relay team (2:55.91)...4th at Olympic Trials (44.70) ... 4th at NCAA Indoors (45.89)...6th at NCAA Outdoors (45.26)...NCAA Indoor 4x400m relay champ (3:03.96CR)...NCAA Outdoor 4x400m relay champ (3:01.03)...Big 12 Outdoor champ (44.74)...runner-up at College Station, Tex., on 5/29 (44.51PR)...best of 44.51... ranked #8 in world (#4 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 44.51PR.

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