Rhuben Williams
Rhuben Williams

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Eagle Rock HS

Event:
Shot Put-Discus-Hammer

Experience:
3V

AS A JUNIOR IN 2003-04: Williams earned honorable mention All-American honors with his 11th place finish at the NCAA Championships in the shot put (57-09.75)...showed his versatility at Pac-10 Championships where he finished third in the shot put (62-05.75), third in the discus (173-00), and fourth in the hammer (198-09)...PRs in shot (64-09.75) and hammer (205-02) rank him second and fourth all-time at Cal, respectively...won the hammer and shot and finished second in discus at Big Meet...with Wilburn, named team's Male Outstanding Field Athlete... )... competed at U.S. Olympic Team Trials in July, fouling out...finished sixth in the shot at Payton Jordan U.S. Open in May (63-01.25)...

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2002-03: Williams returned from injury to have a stellar season... finished 26th (54-1) in the shot at the NCAA Championships. threw an NCAA regional qualifying mark and Cal's best mark (61-8.25) as he placed third in the shot put at the Pac-10 Championships...threw a 197-11 in the hammer to take sixth at the Pac-10 Championships...posted a PR, Cal's best mark in the hammer and an NCAA regional qualifying mark (202-7) at the Cardinal Qualifier...threw a 168-6 in the discus at the UCSD Triton Invite... MEDICAL REDSHIRT IN 2001-02: Set Cal's second-best mark of the season in the hammer with a toss of 181-2 at the USC Invitational...sidelined the rest of the season with an injury...

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2000-01: Named Cal's Outstanding Male Field Athlete...finished 15th in the shot put at the NCAA Championships with a throw of 59-1.25.placed fifth at the Pac-10 Championships in the shot put with a mark of 60-0.25.set the Cal freshman record in the shot put of 60-9.25 at the Modesto Relays, breaking David Porath's previous mark of 58-8 set in 1979.at the California-Nevada State Meet, established PRs in the hammer (184-1) and discus (165-8)...finished first in the shot put at the Big Meet, UC Davis Invitational and Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational...

HIGH SCHOOL: Won the California State Championship in the shot put in 1999 and 2000 at Eagle Rock High School...was a three-time USA Track and Field junior All-American...also played football...

PERSONAL: Rhuben John Williams was born Feb. 14, 1982, in Los Angeles, CA...parents are Chino and Cherie Williams...undeclared major.

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