Athlete. Class of 1962
Terry Williams can stake a claim to the title as Nebraska’s fastest man. His sprint times — 9.7 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 20.9 in the 220 — ranked at the top of Nebraska’s alltime charts and stood sixth in the nation in 1962. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder swept the 100 and 220 gold medals at the state meet, running 9.7 and 22.0, respectively, and was the anchor man on the gold-medal mile relay for the Eagles. Racing against the best in the state, the nation and the world, “Terrific Terry” turned in many outstanding performances. As a sophomore at Omaha University, he ran a 6-flat 60-yard dash, tying the world record.