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2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

 

Walter Dix

Walter Dix

Event: Sprints
Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
PR: 100m - 9.88 (2010); 200m - 19.53 (2011)
Born: 01/31/1986
Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.
High School: Coral Springs (Fla.) H.S. '04
College: Florida State University '08
Coach: John Smith
Agent: Self
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USA Championships
2011 USA Outdoor 100m (9.84) and 200m (19.95) champion
2010 USA Outdoor 100m champion (10.04) and 200m runner-up (20.14)
2008 Olympic Trials 200m champion (19.86) and 100m runner-up (9.80)
 
International Championships
2011 World Outdoor silver medalist – 100m (10.08) and 200m (19.70)
2008 Olympic Games bronze medalist – 100m (9.91) and 200m (19.98)
 
Collegiate Championships
Two-time NCAA Outdoor 100m champion – 2005 (10.21); 2007 (9.93)
Three-time NCAA Outdoor 200m champion – 2006 (20.30); 2007 (20.32); 2008 (20.40)
2006 NCAA Indoor 200m champion (20.27) and 60m runner-up (6.62)
2006 NCAA Outdoor 100m runner-up (10.18)
2005 NCAA Indoor 200m runner-up (20.37)
 
Awards and honors
18-time NCAA Division I All-American
NCAA 200m record-holder
USA men’s 100m junior record holder
 
About Walter
Walter Dix fell on hard times during the Olympic Trials in 2012 after pulling a muscle during the 100m qualifying rounds. As a professional, Dix has emerged as the most consistent U.S. sprinter in the last two years, winning three outdoor national titles and two World Outdoor medals to go along with his two Olympic bronze medals from 2008. His personal best time in the 200m in 2011 of 19.53 ranks second all-time in American history behind only Michael Johnson's 19.32 he ran at the 1996 Olympic Games. Competing for Florida State, Dix is just the second athlete ever to win the NCAA 200m outdoor championship three times. In 2007 he was also the first sprinter to win the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships since 1969. He was the top high school sprinter in the nation for the 2004 season, running Olympic standard times in the 100m and 200m. His father, a former sprinter, is an assistant principal and track coach while his mother is a high school teacher. He has two older brothers, Alex and William, who also were track runners. While attending Florida State University, Dix became a member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
Results
2013: 8th in Semis at USA Outdoors 100m (14.19); 2nd at Prefontaine 200m (20.16)
2012: 8th at Olympic Trials 100m final (10.95); 4th at Pre Classic in 100m (10.04); 1st at Doha in 200m (20.02)
2011: World Championships 100m (10.08) and 200m (19.70) silver medalist; USA Outdoor 100m champion (9.94) and 200m champion (19.95); 1st  in 200m at Pre Classic (20.19); 1st in 200m at Doha (20.06); 1st in 200m at Luzern (20.02); 2nd at Brussels (19.53); 1st in London (20.16)
2010: USA Outdoor 100m champion (10.04) and 200m runner-up (20.14w); 1st at Pre Classic at 200m (19.72); 1st at Lausanne (19.86); 1st at Gateshead (20.26); 1st at Seminole Twilight Invite in 100m (9.98) and 200m (19.89); 1st at Notwil (9.88)
2009: 1st at Seminole Invite (10.00)
2008: Olympic Games 100m bronze medalist (9.91) & 200m bronze medalist (19.98); Olympic Trials champion in 200m (19.86); 2nd at Olympic Trials in 100m (9.80w); 3rd in semi-finals (9.93); 1st in preliminaries (9.96); NCAA Outdoor 200m champion (20.40) and 4th in 100m (10.22)
2007:  3rd at USA Outdoor Championships 100m (10.09); 1st at Gainesville (19.69); 4thTyson Invitational Indoor 60m (6.67); NCAA Outdoor champion in 100m and 200m (9.93, 20.32); NCAA East Regional champion in 100m and 200m (10.05, 19.69)
2006: NCAA Indoor 200m champion, 60m runner-up (20.27, 6.62); 2nd at NCAA Outdoors in 100m (10.18); 1st at NCAA Outdoors in 200m (20.30); 1st in Atlanta (20.25); 1st in Greensboro (10.12)
2005: 4th in 100m at USA Outdoor Champs (10.29); 1st in 100m at NCAA Outdoor Champs (10.21); 4th in 200m at NCAA Outdoors (20.44); 1st in New York (10.06AJR); 6th in 60m at NCAA Indoors (6.70); 2nd in 200m at NCAA Indoors (20.37); 1st at 100m at NCAA Outdoor East Regional (10.22w); 1st at 200m at NCAA Outdoor East Regional (20.23w); 1st in 100m at ACC Outdoor Championships (10.22); 1st in 200m at the ACC Outdoor Championships (20.41)
2004: 6th in 200m qualifying at Olympic Trials (21.19)
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Outdoor bests - 100m, 9.99 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 13 in the World, ranked No. 9 in the USA by T&FN); 200m, 20.12 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 11 in the World, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests – 100m, 10.03 (No. 9 in the USA, No. 26 in the world, ranked No. 8 in the U.S. by TFN); 200m, 20.02 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 9 in the world, ranked No. 5 in the U.S. by TFN)  
2011: Outdoor bests – 100m, 9.94 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 14 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 4 in the world by TFN); 200m, 19.70 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the world by TFN)
2010: Indoor bests – 60m, 6.58 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 14 in the world); Outdoor bests – 100m, 9.88 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 5 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA by TFN); 200m, 19.72 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 1 world by TFN)
2009: Outdoor bests – 100m, 10.0 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 13 in the world, ranked No. 10 in the by USA T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests – 60m, 6.63; 200m, 20.70 (No. 11 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 100m, 9.91 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 13 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 4 in the world by TF&N); 200m, 19.86 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA & ranked No. 3 in the world by TFN)
2007: Indoor bests – 60m, 6.63 (No. 14 in the USA); 200m, 20.73 (No. 3 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 100m, 9.93 (No. 2 in the USA, ranked No. 3 in the USA & ranked No. 8 in the world by TF&N); 200m, 19.69 (No. 2 in the USA, ranked No. 6 in the USA by TFN)
2006: Indoor bests – 60m, 6.59 (No. 10 in the USA); 200m, 20.27 (No. 1 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 100m, 10.12 (No. 13 in the USA); 200m, 20.25 (No. 9 in the USA, ranked No. 7 in the USA by TFN)
2005: Indoor bests – 60m, 6.60 (No. 10 in the USA); 200m 20.37 (No. 2 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 100m, 10.06 (No. 6 in the USA); 200m, 20.18 (No. 6 in the USA, ranked No. 4 in the USA by TFN)
2004: Outdoor bests – 100m, 10.28; 200m, 20.62
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