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  Walter Dix
Walter Dix

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coral Springs, Fla.

High School:
Coral Springs

Event:
Sprints


06/27/2014

Funderburk Thunders!

Transfer blazes path to 400 semis at USA Outdoor Championships

05/31/2014

Record Night For Knibb, 'Noles

Discus mark, seven more NCAA qualifiers carry the day

02/05/2014

Stocking The Sprint Posse

Seminoles land three of the nation's elite sprinters on signing day

06/21/2013

Harris, Locke Reach Finals

Junior sprinters shine at USA's; Whalen takes Canadian silver in shot

06/20/2013

Sprinters Sizzle From Start

Locke, Harris advance to semifinal round at USA Track Championships

World Junior Record Holder Indoor 200m: 20.37
American Junior Record Holder Outdoor 100m: 10.06
NCAA Record Holder Outdoor 200m: 19.69
NCAA American Collegiate Record Holder 100m: 9.93

2007 USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Track Athlete of the Year
2005 & 2007 USTFCCCA NCAA East Region Athlete of the Year.
Two-time ACC Rookie of the Year (2005 Indoor and Outdoor)
2007 ACC Outdoor Track Performer of the Year

Seven-Time NCAA National Champion
100m Outdoor: 2005 & 2007
200m Outdoor: 2006 & 2007
200m Indoor: 2006 & 2007
4x100m Relay: 2007

15-Time All-American
100m: 2005, 2006 & 2007
200m Outdoor: 2005, 2006 & 2007
60m: 2005, 2006 & 2007
200m Indoor: 2005, 2006 & 2007
4x100m Relay: 2005 & 2007
4x400m Relay Indoor: 2007

Six-Time NCAA East Region Champion
200m: 2005, 2006 & 2007
100m: 2005 & 2007
4x100m Relay: 2007

Nine-Time ACC Champion
200m Outdoor: 2005 & 2007
200m Indoor: 2005 & 2007
4x100m Relay: 2005 & 2007
60m: 2005
100m: 2005
4x400m Indoor Relay: 2005

Nine-Time All-ACC
200m Outdoor: 2005 & 2007
200m Indoor: 2005 & 2007
4x100m Relay: 2005 & 2007
60m: 2005
100m: 2005
4x400m Indoor Relay: 2005

Collegiate Bests
200m Outdoor: 19.69 -- NCAA, ACC, FSU Record
100m: 9.93 -- ACC & FSU Record
200m Indoor: 20.27 -- School Record
60m: 6.59
100m: 10.22 -- NCAA American, ACC and FSU Record
200m Outdoor: 20.19 -- ACC Championship Record
4x100m Relay: 38.78 -- ACC Championship Record
4x100m Relay: 38.60 -- School & ACC Record
4x100m Relay: 38.71 -- Region Record

2007 Track -- Outdoor
• Qualified for the IAAF World Championship in the 100m by finishing third at the U.S. Track and Field Championship with a time of 10.09.
• Named USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Track Athlete of the Year.
• Won the 100m (9.93), 200m (20.48) -- defending his 2006 200m title -- and was on the winning 4x100m relay at the NCAA Championships.
• First runner since John Carlos in 1969 to win all three events.
• Shattered the NCAA 200m outdoor record with a time of 19.69 at the East Regional.
• Winning time in the 100m is an NCAA American Collegiate Record, and reset his own school and ACC records.
• Named East Regional Athlete of the Year after winning the 200m and 100m and taking part in winning the 4x100 Relay.
• Ran on the championship sprint medley and 4x200m teams at the Penn Relays -- the first Championship of America titles in program history.
• Captured the ACC Outdoor title in the 200 -- setting a new ACC meet record with a time of 20.19 -- and was also a member of the winning 4x100 relay that notched a new meet record of 38.78.

Indoor
• Defended his indoor National Championship in the 200m by running a winning time of 20.32.
• Also earned All-America honors in the 60m dash and on the fifth-place 4x400m relay.
• Produced a gold medal in the 200m at the ACC Indoor Championships with a winning time of 21.12.
• Won the 200m at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in a time of 21.13.
• Crossed the finished line first with a winning time of 20.73 at the Tyson Invitational.
• Ran a season-best 6.63 in prelims of the 60m dash at New Balance.
• Top 55m time came in at 6.19 at the UF Intercollegiate.

2006 Track -- Outdoor
• Captured his first NCAA title in the 200m, running a winning time of 20.30.
• Repeated as an All-American in the 100m, taking second with a time of 10.18.
• Took home the title in the 200m at the East Regional, posting a top time of 20.40.
• Placed second in the 100m at regionals, notching a 10.16 after a 10.12 in the prelims.
• Won the 200m at the Reebok Invitational in 20.25, which was the third-fastest time in the country and the sixth-best in the world at the time.
• Finished the year as the 13th-fastest 200m in the world.
• Did not compete at the ACC Championships.

Indoor
• Won his first 200m NCAA Indoor title, posting a winning time of 20.27, the fastest indoor 200m time in the world that year and the seventh-fastest ever. Mark also reset his own school record.
• Also earned All-America honors in the 60m, finishing second in 6.62.
• Posted the sixth-fastest 60m time in the nation (6.65) at the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier.
• Ran a top 55m time to finish third place in 6.26 at the Pepsi Invite.
• Came within .03 of tying the FSU school record by running a career-best 6.59 in the prelims of the 60m at the NCAA Championships.
• Honored by the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Athlete of the Year in December of 2005.
• Did not compete at the 2006 ACC Indoor Championships due to injury.

2005 Track -- Outdoor
• Captured the school's first Outdoor NCAA Championship since 1980 -- and the first overall in 10 years -- with a victory in the 100m with a time of 10.21.
• Also earned All-America honors by taking fourth in the 200m, after running a 20.18 in the semifinals, and anchoring the seventh-place 4x100m relay.
• Finished fourth in the 100m at the U.S. Senior National Championships.
• Broke the American Junior Record in the preliminary rounds of the 100m at the NCAA East Regional, running a then school-record time of 10.06 that was the third-fastest junior time in the world.
• Won the 100m and 200m at the NCAA East Region meet to earned USATF's Athlete of the Week award.
• Named ACC Outdoor Rookie of the Year after winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
• Set the ACC meet record with his winning time of 10.22 in the 100m.
• Named USTCA National Athlete of the Week following his ACC performance.
• Ran the fastest all-conditions 100m time in the world at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, clocking in at 9.96 that was aided by a 4.5 illegal wind.

Indoor
• Earned two All-America honors with a second-place finish at nationals in the 60m and a sixth-place finish in the 200m.
• Set the world indoor junior 200m record at the NCAA Championships, running a 20.37 in the finals.
• Broke the FSU indoor 200m record five times during the indoor campaign.
• Named ACC Indoor Rookie of the Year -- only the second Seminole to earn the honor -- by winning the 60m and 200m titles while taking part in winning the 4x400m relay.
• First freshman to win two indoor titles -- only the second Seminole ever -- and the first FSU runner to win the 60m.
• Earned USTCA Male Athlete of the Week honors for his performance at the conference meet.
• Long jumped 23'11.75" (7.31m) to take fifth place overall and the top collegiate spot at the Niswonger meet.

High School
• Top high school sprinter in the nation for the 2004 season, running Olympic standard times in the 100m and 200m.
• Shattered the state mark with a 10.28 in the 100 meters at the Florida Class 4A state meet, after tying it at 10.38.
• Broke the Florida high school record with a 20.62 in the 200 meters before besting the mark with a 20.54 at the state regional meet.
• One of six SchoolSports Magazine's top high school athletes in the nation.
• Two-time Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Track Athlete of the Year.

Personal
Born January 31, 1986...Majoring in social science.

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