Award Winner Description
Todd Williams stands as one of the finest distance runners in Tennessee and U.S. history. A
two-time Olympian (1992, 1996) and World Championships competitor (1993, 1995), Williams earned his
spot as the top U.S. distance man in the 1990s. Williams won the 10,000m title at the USA Outdoors
four times–1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996. Williams placed seventh in the world in the 10,000m at the
1993 World Championships and was 10th in the event at the 1992 Olympics. Williams also won USA
cross country titles in 1991 and 1993. He likewise starred at Tennessee during his 1988-91 tenure.
Williams set the school record for 3,000m (7:S8.34), 5,000m (13:41.50i) and 10,000m (28:18.4m). His
10,000 and 5000 meter marks stand as the current school record. Williams was Tennessee’s top
NCAA scorer in 1991 with 14 points courtesy of a runner-up finish in the 10,000m and third-place
finish in the 5,000m. His points were crucial as the Vols secured the 1991 NCAA Outdoor title at
Oregon’s storied Hayward Field. Williams won four SEC titles-the 1989 and 1990 cross country crown,
the 1991 indoor 5,000m, the 1991 outdoor 10,000m and Williams accumulated eight All· America honors
between cross country and track.