Former Hurricanes sprinter Lauryn Williams to compete in Winter Olympics
University of Miami alumna and former track star Lauryn Williams will become the first Hurricane Winter Olympian next month.
Williams, who earned a gold medal at Sunday’s World Cup races in Austria, earned a spot on the U.S. women’s bobsled team that will compete in Sochi, Russia.
A nine-time All-American at Miami, Williams previously made three Summer Olympics as a sprinter. She didn’t pick up bobsledding until last July.
She and diver Jose "Chemi" Gil are the only Hurricanes to qualify for four Olympics.
Williams won a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics as part of the U.S. 4x100m relay team and took home a silver medal in the 100m at the 2004 Athens Olympics. She also captured the NCAA Championship in the 100m in 2004.