Billy Walker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lancaster, Texas

High School:
Lancaster HS

Last College:
Abilene Christian

Height:
5-11

Event:
Hurdles

Birthdate:
06/10/1989

Experience:
1L

Major:
Sociology

Billy Walker

02/11/2011

Tyson Invitational

Louisiana Tech's track and field program faced over 25 BCS schools at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

2009 Indoor First Team All-WAC (60m Hurdles)
2009 Outdoor First Team All-WAC (110m Hurdles)
2010 Indoor 60m Hurdles WAC Champion (7.92)
2010 First Team All-WAC (60m Hurdles)
2010 Second Team All-WAC (110m Hurdles)
2010 NCAA Semifinalist (110m Hurdles)
2011 Indoor 60m Hurdles WAC Champion (7.97)
2011 Indoor First Team All-WAC (60m Hurdles)
2011 Outdoor WAC 110m Hurdles Champion (14.32)


Top Marks Indoors Outdoors
60m 7.11 (2/28/2008, Boise, Idaho) -
100m - 10.66 (3/21/2009, Waco, Texas)
60m Hurdles 7.92 (2/27/2010, Boise, Idaho) -
110m Hurdles - 13.74 (5/29/2010, Greensboro, N.C.)
400m Hurdles - 53.33 (4/17/2009, Baton Rouge, La.)
Triple Jump - 42-11.5 (5/15/2010, Ruston, La.)

2011:Ran 8.03 in the prelims of the 60m hurdles at the Leonard Hilton Invitational (1/14) prior to running 8.26 in the finals to finish seventh ... Ran 7.47 to finish first in the 55m hurdle finals after running 7.63 in the preliams ... Advanced to the consolation finals of the 60m hurdles at the Tyson Invitiational (2/11-12) where he ran 8.04 to finish fourth after running 8.97 in the semifinals and 8.05 in the prelims all in the same day ... Won his second consecutive title and claimed first team all-WAC honors in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.97 ... Opened the outdoor season at the Jim Mize Invitational (4/1-2) where he won the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.11 ... Ran 14.28 in the 110m hurdles at the Texas Relays (4/6-9) to finish 17th ... Won the 110m hurdles at the Northwestern State Invitational (4/16) with a time of 14.13 ... Won the 110m hurdles at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/23) with a time of 14.06 ... Won the 110m hurdles for the first time at the WAC Championships (5/10-13) and in one of the closest finishes in WAC history with a time of 14.32 and winning by two-thousandths of a second.

2010: Opened the season with a 7.97 time in the 60m hurdles, advancing to the finals at the Lenoard Hilton Memorial (1/15) where he finished second with a personal record time of 7.94... Won the 60m hurdles at the Texas A&M Invitational (1/16) with a finals time of 8.08 after running 8.11 in the prelims... Placed 22nd in the 60m hurdles at the Tyson Invitational (2/12-13) with a time of 8.02 while running 7.17 in the 60m dash... At the WAC Indoor Championships (2/25-27), ran 8.06 in the 60m hurdles prelims before setting a new personal record time of 7.92 in the finals to win the WAC title and garner first team all-conference honors... Opened the outdoor season with a fourth place finish in the 400m hurdles, running 57.06 at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/20)... Finished third in the 110m hurdle prelims at the LSU Relays (3/26-27), running 14.35... Ran14.43 in the 110m hurdles to finish 19th at the 83rd Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (3/31-4/3)... Won the 110m hurdles race at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/17) with a time of 14.44 while also placing fourth in the 400m hurdles, running 53.48... Finished fourth in the 110m hurdles with a finals time of 14.24 at the Drake Relays (4/23-25) after running 14.38 in the prelims... Won the 110m hurdles at the Northwestern State Invitational (5/1) after running a season-best time of 14.22... Garnered second team all-conference honors at the WAC Outdoor Championships (5/12-15), placing fourth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.48 while also finishing 11th in the triple jump with a mark of 42' 11.5"... Ran 13.95 in the 110m hurdle opening round at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships (5/27-29) before topping that in the quarterfinals with a time of 13.74 to advance to the NCAA semifinals in Eugene... Ran 13.99 in the semifinals at the NCAA Championships (6/9-12) to finish 17th in the nation after entering the postseason ranked 90th.

2009: Opened the indoor season by winning the 60m hurdles at the Lincoln Hilton Memorial (1/16) with a time of 8.00... Ran 8.30 in the prelims of the 60m hurdles at the Texas A&M Invitational (2/13) to advance to the finals, where he ran 8.08 in the finals to finish fifth... At the WAC Indoor Championships (2/27), ran 8.15 in the prelims of the 60m hurdles to advance to the finals where he ran 8.05 to finish second... Opened outdoor season with a third-place finish in the 400m hurdles at the Dr. Pepper Invitational (3/21) with a time of 54.49... Recorded a second-place finish in the 110m hurdles, running 14.53 at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/28)... Ran the 110m hurdles in 14.28 at the Texas Relays (4/2) to place 12th... Finished fifth in the 110m hurdles at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational (4/18) with a time of 14.07 while placing eighth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.33... At the WAC Championships (5/14), finished ninth in the prelims of the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.70, one spot away from making the finals... Also at the WAC Championships (5/14), ran 14.16 with the second-fastest time in the prelims of the 110m hurdles to advance to the finals, where he ran 14.21 to finish third.

2008 (Abilene Christian): Lettered one year at Abilene Christian... 2008 outdoor 110 high hurdles NCAA Division II National Champion with a time of 13.86 seconds... Team won Division II national championship...

High School: Double-winner at district meet in hurdles as junior and senior... Finished runner-up in Texas Class 4A state meet in 2007 as senior in 300 hurdles in 36.78 behind Copperas Cove ace Robert Griffin, who set state record and narrowly missed national record with 35.33... Walker won district with 14.10 and 39.45 in 2007, and he was second in 300 hurdles (37.60) and third in 110 hurdles (14.09) at regional... As junior in 2006 he ran 14.47 and 39.52 for district wins... At regional he was second in 110H in 14.38 and fifth in 300H at 40.51 with seventh at state in 110H (14.69).

Personal: Billy Ray Walker Jr.... Son of Sandy Walker... Born June 10, 1989... Chose LA Tech over Arkansas, Florida State and Mississippi State... Majoring in sociology.