Simply put, he is an all-around elite sprinter.
But it's clear that the short distance specialist thrives in events like the 60 meters and 100 meters. After all, those races are where Williams has earned most of his championship experience.
Between the Oregon State Championships, the New Balance National Indoor Championships, USATF meets, and the Brooks PR Invite, Williams has amassed a total of six championship appearances despite limited involvement with indoor track during the winter months.
When you count up his total number of prelims, semis, and finals across multiple events, Williams has toed the line for an astounding 17 championship races.
Only once did he not finish inside the top three, regardless of round (2018 USATF Junior Championships, where he finished fourth).
His resume should tell you that the 2019 New Balance National Indoor Champion for 60 meters is one of the most veteran and experienced sprinters that the high school track and field system has to offer at this point in time.
If that's still not enough to prove my point, then maybe the fact that Williams is a U20 World champion in the 4x100 meter relay will suffice -- he scored that honor for Team USA in Finland in 2018.
When I spoke with Micah recently, I stumbled into a question about the defining characteristic of what makes certain athletes great. Understandably, our conversation briefly transitioned to Kobe Bryant, the late superstar NBA player who tragically passed away in a helicopter accident recently with his daughter Gianna and seven others.
Unprompted, Williams explained that it was guys like Kobe and LeBron James and the late Sean Taylor who have inspired him. In the toughest moments of grit and grind, he'll occasionally find himself asking "What would Kobe do? What would LeBron do? What would Sean Taylor do?"
"I'm a competitor, I have the Mamba Mentality," Williams said.
"I always want to win."
And that alone says so much more than his stats ever could.
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The achievements are great. The titles are great. The experience, the fast times and the never ending consistency...all of that is great. But the greatest part of all is that Williams has already raced against collegiate competition before even donning an NCAA singlet.
Living in Portland, Oregon, can be somewhat of a luxury for someone so absurdly apt to handle top-tier competition. University of Washington's indoor track, the "Dempsey," is less than a three-hour drive from Williams' hometown.
As a result, he's had multiple opportunities to toe the line against collegiate sprinters. But these aren't just any sprinters. These are the best short distance maestros in the PAC-12, and (in some cases), the NCAA.
"I'll be there and they'll see my high school jersey and ask me what school I go to," Williams said. "I tell them Benson and they ask 'Where's that?' They're always surprised when I tell them it's my high school."
Whether it be Washington, Stanford, UCLA, or even Oregon, Williams has been able to showcase early on in his high school career that he more than just "belongs" -- he's able to enter in collegiate meets at The Dempsey because Oregon does not have an official 'indoor' season governed by the OSAA.
If anything, Williams has shown that he is the future of PAC-12 sprints.
Just a few weeks ago at the UW Indoor Preview, Williams finished third overall in the 60 meter dash. There were a total of 40 entries in the race.
At the very same meet one year ago, Williams finished second. The year before that -- back at the UW Invitational where he entered the meet as only a sophomore - he walked away with the top spot in the prelims before remaining absent from a vacant final. That final consisted of only four runners.
All of this is to say one thing: If there's any sprinter in the Class of 2020 who has the "It" factor, it's Micah Williams.
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Oregon's 2020 Signing Class