Born: May 3, 1984
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
High school: Cedar Hill HS
Events: 200M (IN: 21.92; OUT: 21.62w/21.77), 400M (IN: 46.61; OUT: 45.77)
NCAA Mideast Regional Champion
2-time SEC Champion
Siraj Williams born March 5 1984 in Willingboro New Jersey is a Liberian athlete who specializes in sprinting. He holds the country’s 400 meter record. He represented Liberia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, in the 400 meter dash. He was in the Men’s 400 meter dash, and did not advance past the heats stage. He also attended Louisiana State University where he became a four time all-American
Four-year letterwinner in track for coach Sandra Mitchell at the Cedar Hill High School … Ranked fifth in the nation and third in the state as junior in 2002 … Named a second-team all-district selection that same year … Also lettered three years in football … A member of his school’s honor roll.
Enjoyed an outstanding career at LSU from 2004-07 … Won a national title and two SEC championships as a member of the Tigers’ outstanding 4×400-meter relay team … Also earned three All-America honors and a pair of All-SEC selections as a member of the 1,600-meter relay … Finished his career ranked No. 10 on the school’s all-time outdoor performance list in the 400 meters, clocking a personal best time of 45.77 in the final at the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships … Received his lone individual All-America honor in the event during his senior season with an eighth-place finish at the national meet … Made three career appearances in the open quarter at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships.
Wrapped up his LSU career with three All-America honors during his senior season as one of the team’s premier 400-meter runners … Ran the leadoff leg on both 4×400-meter relay teams that placed fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3:07.11) and third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:02.97) … Earned his first career individual All-America honor with an eighth-place finish in the open quarter at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in June … Clocked a new outdoor personal best time of 45.77 in the national final … Time ranks him No. 10 on the school’s all-time outdoor performance list … Punched his ticket to Sacramento with a third-place finish in the event at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (46.02) … Received his first career individual All-SEC selection during the outdoor season with a runner-up finish in the 400 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships in May … Ran the leadoff leg on the 1,600-meter relay team that won the “Championship of America” title at the prestigious Penn Relays … During the indoor season, clocked a new personal best with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 46.61 in the prelims at the SEC meet … Just missed earning individual All-America honors with a ninth-place finish in the 400 at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Placed sixth in the event at the indoor conference meet with a time of 47.05 in the final.
Was a key reserve on LSU’s national championship 4×400-meter relay team that took first place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:01.58 in the final heat … Ran the lead leg for the 4×400 team that won it preliminary heat at the NCAA Championships with a time of 3:03.50 … Individually, posted a personal best effort in the 400 meters with a time of 46.64 during the outdoor season at the LSU Alumni Gold on April 22 … Was an NCAA Mideast Regional participant in the outdoor season, finishing in 18th place at the meet after clocking a time of 47.13 … Also ran the 60 meters and 400 meters during the indoor season.
Turned in a successful sophomore season, posting personal best efforts in both the 200 and 400 meters during the outdoor season … Clocked a top wind-legal 200-meter time of 21.77 at the LSU Alumni Gold … Recorded a top wind-aided time of 21.62 at the Bulldog Invitational … Personal best time of 46.67 in the 400 meters came at the Sun Angel Classic … Qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships in the event … Finished 15th overall with a time of 47.13 … During the indoor campaign, posted season-bests of 22.25 and 47.70 in the 200 meters and 400 meters, respectively.
Ran the third leg on the Tigers’ SEC champion 4×400-meter relay team at the indoor conference meet … Also ran on the 4×400 teams that posted wins at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (3:05.20) and the LSU Alumni Gold (3:08.97) during the outdoor season … Individually, ran the 200 meters indoors and the 400 meters outdoors … Top 200 meter time of 21.92 came at the United Heritage Invitational … Clocked 21.93 at the Arkansas Invitational … Turned in his best effort in the 400 meters (47.36) at the Gatorade Classic.
Born March 5, 1984 … Son of Brian and Bonyeno Williams … Has three siblings, Ridwan, Rakshanda and Kwame.