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Williams is named Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Week

 

Stanford sophomore Harrison Williams was named Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Week for his efforts in winning the Texas Relays decathlon last week with a school-record score.

Williams broke the Stanford mark for the third consecutive time by winning the Texas Relays with 7,842 points, the highest score by a collegian or an American this year, and No. 4 in the world.


Williams first broke Bob Mathias' school record, from his gold-medal winning effort at the 1952 Olympics, last year at the Pac-12 Championships and eclipsed it while finishing fourth at NCAA's (7,806).

Williams' effort at the Texas Relays began only 18 days after placing fourth at the NCAA indoor heptathlon. As a freshman, Williams was second at the Texas Relays, but improved his score by more than 300 points since the same meet last year.

Williams and his Stanford teammates take on Cal in the 122nd Big Meet, at Berkeley's Edwards Stadium on Saturday.

Women's lacrosse

Stanford will face Bay Area rival California on Monday in Stanford Stadium.

The Cardinal will move from its regular venue, Laird Q. Cagan Stadium for match, which is set for 5 p.m. and will be aired live on Pac-12 Networks.

Fans are asked to enter the stadium through Gate 12 with seating available in sections 131-135 in the lower bowl.

— Stanford Athletics

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