March 15, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. – The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the Division I Indoor All-America team on Monday, March 12. Seven student-athletes from Florida State were honored.
Junior Walter Dix (Coral Springs, FL/Coral Springs) was a three-time honoree for his performances in the 60m, 200m and 4x400m relay. Dix defended his 200m title by running a season-best 20.32 in the finals and was the second leg of the fifth-place 4x400m relay team.
Junior Ricardo Chambers (Palm Beach Gardens, FL/Dwyer) took two honors for his championship performance in the 400m, where he ran 45.65, and for being the third leg of the 4x400m relay. Freshman Charles Clark (Virginia Beach, VA/Bayside) is also a double All-America winner for his performance in the 200m and 4x400m relay. Clark ran a season-best 20.75 to finish fourth in the 200m dash finals and ran the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay, finishing in 3:07.35.
Senior Greg Bolden (Morrow, GA/Albany State) and sophomore Tywayne Buchanan (Greater Portmore, Jamaica/Wolmer’s Boys’ School) each made the team in the 60m dash and first leg of the 4x400m relay, respectively.
Both of the women who competed for Florida State at the NCAA Indoor Championships made the All-America team. Senior Barbara Parker (Norfolk, England/Loughborough) made her first trip to the indoor nationals and finished the mile run in 4:45.97 to place fourth. Alyce Williams (Palm Coast, FL/George Mason), also a senior, made her first appearance at the meet and placed seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 42’10.25″.
The top eight finishers in each event are named to the All-America team. In the individual events, not including the relays, if one ore more of the top eight finishers are of another nationality, eight U.S.-born collegians are selected in addition to any foreign-born All-Americans.