Coach: Daniel Williams
Occupation: AthleteEvent: 100m, 4 x 100m Relay
Trae Williams shot to prominence when in 2014 he won a bronze medal at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. It
was the first men’s 100m medal by an Australian at a global meet since Hec Hogan, also a Queenslander, at the
His performance re-ignited the discussion whetherre he would pursue athletics or a rugby league career. The
good news is over the next few years, Trae remained on the track of athletics and continued to impress.
After a trip to the IAAF World Relays, he competed at the 2016 IAAF world juniors progressing to the 200m
semi-final and assisting the 4x100m relay to a fourth placing.
In 2017, in his first year as a senior, he took the national 100m crown and returned to the Bahamas for the
World Relays where the team placed an outstanding fourth to qualify for the IAAF World Championships. He
was also selected for the 2017 IAAF World Championships the team which placed seventh in the heat, missing
progression to the final. The team clocked 38.88, the fastest time by Australia for four years.
Every time he stepped on the track from Australia Day onwards he equalled or bettered his PB. Often racing
against regular rivals Rohan Browning and Jack Hale, Trae clocked a series of quick times 10.21w, 10.24, 10.23,
10.21, 10.21 and ultimately defending his national title in a PB of 10.10. This represented the fastest time by an
Australian for 11 years, since Josh Ross ran 10.08 in 2007 and also moved him from number 12 to number four
in Australian history.
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