GENEVA, Ohio– Senior Devonte Williams of the Stevenson University men's outdoor track and field team advanced to the finals of the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships Thursday afternoon at SPIRE Institute. He will compete in Saturday's final at 2:50 pm.
Williams qualified by winning the third of three heats, as each heat winner advanced, followed by the next top six fastest times. He ran a time of 21:41 seconds despite nearly slipping coming out of the turn as a steady rain fell. He recovered to edge conference rival Juwan Petties-Jackson of Misericordia to win the heat and post the third-fastest time overall.
Williams will attempt to qualify for his second final on Friday at 3:30 pm in the 100-meter dash.