Full name: Ulis C. Williams
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 24, 1941 in Hollandale, Mississippi, United States
Affiliations: Southern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Ulis Williams of Arizona State won the AAU 440 y relay in 1962 and 1963 and, after winning the NCAA title in 1963, he tied for first place in 1964. His best marks seemed to come in races he lost. In 1963, Williams ran a 45.6 440 y behind Adolph Plummer's world record 44.9 at the Western Athletic Conference Meet and his career best 400 m also came finishing second to a world record. At the 1964 Final Trials, Mike Larrabee set that record with 44.9 and Williams was the runner-up in 45.0. At the Tokyo Olympics he was a bit disappointing with a fifth place finish in the individual 400 m, but won the gold medal as a member of the world record breaking relay team. He later served as associate dean of Compton Community College and as a college professor.
Personal Bests: 200 – 21.2y (1962); 400 – 45.0 (1964).
|1964 Summer||22||Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||United States||USA||5|
|1964 Summer||22||Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay||United States||USA||1||Gold||WR|
|1964 Summer||22||Tokyo||Athletics||United States||Final||5||46.0||46.01||8|
|1964 Summer||22||Tokyo||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat One||3||QU||46.2||46,29|
|1964 Summer||22||Tokyo||Athletics||United States||Quarter-Finals||Heat Four||2||QU||46.9||46,96|
|1964 Summer||22||Tokyo||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Four||1||QU||46.2||46,20|