Dix Breaks World Junior Record En Route to All-American Finish
March 11, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. - If Florida State freshman Walter Dix (Coral Springs, Fla./Coral Springs) did not run another day for the Seminoles, he would still have a lengthy entry in the FSU-school record book. The ACC Rookie of the Year broke the world junior and, for the third time this season, the FSU-school record in the 200m dash and finished second overall in the 60m, to qualify for the event final at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, March 11, 2005 in Fayetteville, Ark.
In the 200m, Dix finished second to the new NCAA record holder and earned the first All-American honor of his career and put eight points on the board for the Seminoles. Dix took first place in his heat and second overall in the 60m dash prelims, running a career-best 6.60. His event finals are scheduled for 7:25 p.m. tomorrow.
Rookie Ricardo Chambers (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./Dwyer) originally finished in tenth place in the 400m prelims in a time of 46.79 and was assured his season was over. After a disqualification due to foul and a coach's protest, Chambers earned the final spot in tomorrow's finals at 7:05 p.m.
Sophomore Tom Lancashire (Bolton, England/Turton) earned the tenth spot in the finals running a 4:04.71 in the mile run. His event final takes place at 6:25 p.m., on Saturday.
FSU begins the day with the shot put finals, starting at 4:30 p.m. followed by the pole vault at 5:30 p.m. The men's triple jump is the last of the field events to begin, with a scheduled start time of 5:45 p.m.