Arkansas senior Shelise Williams won the 400 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays this afternoon. Her time of 52.12 seconds is the second-fastest time in the quarter-mile in the NCAA so far this outdoor season. The graduate of Long Beach Wilson High School in Southern California bettered her own mark of 52.20 seconds run earlier this season at the LSU Invitational.
Williams was a late entry into the event and proceeded to run away from the field in the seventh and slowest heat of the 400.
Williams was a 2011 All-American indoors in the 400 meters, a race in which she took eighth place.
Event 206 Women 400 Meter Dash Open U/O =============================================================== World Record: W 47.60 1985 Marita Koch, East Germany American Rec: @ 48.70 2006 Sanya Richards, Nike Meet Record: $ 49.59 2000 Marion Jones, Nike Name Year Team Finals ===============================================================1 Williams, Shelise Arkansas 52.12 2 Eaton, Joy Ucla 53.46 3 Romero, Shapri Arizona 53.69 4 McLaughlin, Ashlea Ucla 53.86 5 Okodogbe, Chizoba Oregon 54.15 6 Wake, Laura Great Britain 54.30 7 Arnold, Andrea Western Michigan 54.35 8 Sealy, Sade Illinois State 54.42