Devonte Williams Wins Third Heat, Advances to NCAA 200 Meter Final

Devonte Williams Wins Third Heat, Advances to NCAA 200 Meter Final

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.