Barton Williams (born 20 September 1956 in Mare Island, California-) is a former American hurdler. He attended California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo) from 1975–1979. Williams is one of Cal Poly's all-time greatest track and field athletes.
Barton Williams is a member of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame. Bart Williams represented the U.S. in 10 international competitions, held several CAL POLY School record, including One NCAA Division II 400IH records. Barton Williams also recipient of the 2005 Distinguished alumnus Cal Poly Track & Field Award and California State Assembly Resolution Award For Outstanding Athlete 1979. Bart Williams was the cross country running coach at Vallejo High School in Vallejo, California for nine years. He has coached track at Contra Costa College in Richmond, CA for over twenty years. In 1979, Bart was one of few athletes to be All American in both NCAA Division I & II track and field events.In 1980, Barton Williams was the first athlete from Vallejo, CA to participate on an Olympic Team. President Jimmy Carter decided to boycott the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, U.S.S.R. because the Soviet Union had invaded Afghanistan in December 1979. Barton Williams was an assistant coach for the U.S. World University Games team in China, in 2001. He coached the men's hurdles and the horizontal jumps.
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