When Christelle Williams graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, she left with seven individual and three relay track and field program records.  She also went undefeated during her Ivy League career as the sprint hurdle champion.  Along the way she earned three Outdoor Heptagonal Championship titles and was crowned an ECAC Champion in the 55m and 100m hurdles.

 

One of the fastest women in Penn track and field history, Williams was named team MVP two consecutive years (1987-88, 1988-89) and earned First-Team All-Ivy League honors in the triple jump and 100m hurdles.

 

As a freshman in 1986, Williams burst onto the Ivy League track scene winning the Indoor and Outdoor Most Outstanding Performer award at Heps.  At Indoor Heps, she won two events – the 55m hurdles (8.12) and the 200m (25.04).  Later that year at Outdoor Heps, she continued her dominance, this time picking up the 100m (12.32), 200m (25.06) and 100m hurdles (14.34) titles.

 

Her junior year saw Williams make personal improvements as she bested her 55m hurdles time by four-hundredths of a second to continue her reign as Indoor Heps champion.

           

During the 1988 indoor season, Williams was crowned champion in three events at the Heptagonal Championships – the 55m hurdles (8.02), 200m (25.18) and the triple jump (39’4”). 

           

In her final season at Penn, Williams competed against Jackie Joyner-Kersey at the Mobil Invitational in Fairfax, Va.  She also recorded personal best performances in all of her events at the Outdoor Heps - 100m hurdles (13.89), 200m (24.51), triple jump (39’4.25”) and 4x100 relay (47.42).