Article "Williams Sets Indoor Record In Long Jump At VMI Meet"

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Article "Williams Sets Indoor Record In Long Jump At VMI Meet"

Description

This article talks about how freshman Norman Williams was the highlight of the recent VMI relays for the Spiders after breaking the long jump record. Williams broke the 16-year-old record by 2 inches. As a freshman, he competed in the triple jump, hurdles, sprints, and mile. Williams is originally from Virginia Beach and averaged 22 points per meet in high school; he also scored more points in the VHSL State Indoor Meet than anyone had ever scored. His highest scoring collegiate meets were against VMI and a tri-meet with Wake Forest and Lynchburg. His coach has been very happy with his performance so far and believes he will have a bright future, for both himself and the team ahead. Williams was the first black student on the track and field team, and the first black student at the university to receive a full scholarship for athletics.

Source

"Williams Sets Indoor Record In Long Jump At VMI Meet." The University of Richmond Collegian LVIII, no.17, (February 12, 1971): 8 https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19710212.2.51&srpos=5&e=--1964---1986--en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1971-02-12

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

“Article "Williams Sets Indoor Record In Long Jump At VMI Meet",” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed April 20, 2024, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2206.