Williams Continues to Dominate on Track


Following a strong indoor season, hurdler/sprinter/jumper Ardonntrell Williams has continued to enjoy success outdoors for the Red Flash track and field team this spring.

The junior from Voorhees, New Jersey, currently ranks 40th in NCAA Division I and first in the NEC in the 110-meter hurdles. He placed fourth in this event in a competitive field at the Bucknell Classic last weekend.

Williams is the reigning NEC champion in the 110-m hurdles after claiming conference gold in this event last May. He has earned NEC Track Athlete-of-the-Week honors twice already in the 2023 outdoor season.

“I look at the weekly awards as the result of my consistency,” said Williams, who finished second in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2023 NEC Indoor Track and Field Finals. The finance major is the school record-holder in the 60-m hurdles.

“It definitely boosts my confidence and motivates me going into the rest of the season.”

The Flash track and field teams are competing at Bucknell again this Saturday before hosting the Red Flash Open on April 29.

The 2023 NEC Outdoor Championships will be held May 6-7 at Merrimack.

“Trell makes the absolute most of his talent,” said SFU track and field head coach Doug Hoover. “He’s an incredibly hard worker and is very coachable.”

Williams also runs a leg on SFU’s 4×100-meter relay team. The team took second place at Bucknell last weekend with a time of 40.99. He also runs the 100-meter dash and competes in the long jump.

“This is the strongest start to an outdoor season that he has had,” said Hoover. “He’s currently sitting atop the NEC in the 110-meter hurdles and is poised to make his second appearance in the NCAA Championships in that event.

“He’s also highly ranked in the 100-m dash, is an important part of two of our relays, and is a threat in the long jump.

“He’s a very busy man and is an important part of our team’s success.”