Williams Breaks School Record

June 12, 2004

Austin, TX – The University of Iowa men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded the 2004 season Saturday at the NCAA championships. Shellene Williams competed in the 400 meter finals for the women while Adam Hamilton competed in the hammer throw finals for the men.

Williams finished her outstanding Hawkeye career by placing sixth in the 400 meters with a time of 51.94. Her time broke the school record of 52.41 that she set at the NCAA regional meet this year and is the fastest 400 meter time of her career. Williams made her mark in Iowa track history, becoming only the third Hawkeye to win four Big Ten titles during a career. She holds school records in both the 200 and 400 meters as well.

Hamilton, only a sophomore, placed 10th in the hammer throw with a mark of 206-09 (63.02 meters). His throw was both a season and collegiate-best mark.

Men’s Results

Hammer Throw (Finals) 1. Thomas Freeman (MAN) 232-02 (70.77 m) 10. Adam Hamilton (UI) 206-09 (63.02 m)

Women’s Results

400 Meters (Finals) 1. Dee Dee Trotter (TENN) 50.32 6. Shellene Williams (UI) 51.94