Tennessee junior Rubin Williams won his second medal at the Pan American Games on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“Rubin is showing consistency at a very high level,” UT men’s track and field head coach Bill Webb said. “He was a valuable member of the relay team and stepped up and ran the third leg well. Most of international relays feature four anchor legs and he showed versatility by running a leg he doesn’t normally run. It was a great ending of the season for Rubin. We have a number of Vols competing internationally and have two guys that have won medals at the Pan Ams.”
Williams ran the third leg on Team USA’s 4x100 relay team, which finished third after crossing the finish line in 38.88. Arkansas junior J-Mee Samuels led off the relay and was followed by former Texas Tech sprinter Rae Edwards. Former TCU sprinter Darvis Patton anchored the relay team.
Williams, a 12-time All-American from San Jose, Calif., also earned a bronze medal in the 200 on Friday afternoon. He stopped the clock at 20.57 in the finals for his third-place finish. Tennessee freshman Kyle Stevenson won a gold medal at the Pan American Junior Championships on July 8 as he also ran the third leg for Team USA’s 4x100 relay team.
Tennessee senior Chris Helwick wraps up international competition for current Vols next month. The seven-time All-America and two-time team captain will compete for Team USA in the USA vs. Germany Decathlon, which takes place Aug. 18-19 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Complete results of the XV Pan American Games can be found at USATF.org.