Williams, Carter Complete U.S. Trials


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Williams, Carter Complete U.S. Trials
Six Cougars, past present, and future showcase at Olympic qualifiers

An All-American in his time with the Cougars, Carter opened Saturday’s action in the finals of the men’s triple jump, after qualifying seventh overall on Thursday, with a best of 54-6.5 (16.62m). Carter improved to 55-2.0 (16.81m) on his first attempt of the night to sit fifth after the first set of jumps, and earn three final jumps. However, Carter was unable to improve on his opening mark, eventually finishing the competition in sixth.

Williams was on the track for the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles after qualifying with the fifth fastest time in the first round at 13.63 on Friday. Running in the second heat, Williams crossed the line in 13.69 to place fourth in his heat and 12th overall. The Willingboro, N.J. native finished his career with the Cougars as the No. 2 hurdler in school history in each of the 110- and 60-meter hurdles.