Down to the details, Elk Grove's Williams preps for state meet
Feb 24, 2015 8:15 PM -
For Elk Grove's Colin Williams, the details matter. After excelling in last weekend's sectional meet at Glenbrook North, Williams arrived for an afternoon practice at his home pool in advance of this weekend's state meet preliminaries. As he strolled into the pool office, coach Keith Kura was about to tell him where he'd be seeded in his top event, the 100-yard butterfly, in this weekend's state swimming meet at New Trier. Turns out his senior standout had already thoroughly researched the topic online. "He looks at me and goes, ‘Second, right?' " said Kura. "I'm like, ‘Yep -- second.' I should have know he'd know." That's right -- Williams' qualifying effort of 49.91 was the second-fastest in Illinois.