Walter Dix
Walter Dix


Coral Springs, Fla.

High School:
Coral Springs



Funderburk Thunders!

Transfer blazes path to 400 semis at USA Outdoor Championships


Record Night For Knibb, 'Noles

Discus mark, seven more NCAA qualifiers carry the day


Stocking The Sprint Posse

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


Harris, Locke Reach Finals

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


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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

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


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