Dec. 14, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. – Although it is too early for a final point count for the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Track and Field News has picked the Florida State men’s team to tie defending NCAA national champion Arkansas at the outdoor meet from June 7-10, 2006 in Sacramento, Calif. After the recording back-to-back Top Six recruiting classes, the Garnet and Gold are earning the respect of the harrier world and potential FSU student-athletes by signing the top national high school competitors.
In the December issue of the magazine, recruiting expert John Auka, has the Seminoles challenging the Razorbacks for a piece of the title with both teams predicted to score 61 points. Individuals highlighted in the listing to win event titles include defending NCAA 100m national champion Walter Dix (Coral Springs, Fla./Coral Springs) and the top returning triple jumper in the nation, senior Rafeeq Curry (Miami, Fla./ACE Academy).
The Seminoles also turned in another outstanding recruiting class, earning sixth-place honorable mention for this year’s class. Graduating only one senior point scorer, incoming national champions Greg Bolden (Morrow, Ga./Albany State) and Ronald Wright (Baltimore, Md./Barton County Community College) will join freshman Tywayne Buchanon, Michael Snowden, Darius Carter in the 2006 FSU recruiting class.
Arkansas earned top recruiting honors on the men’s side followed by fellow ACC school Georgia Tech (No. 2), the SEC’s LSU (No. 3), Kansas State (No. 4) and California-Berkley rounded out the rankings at No. 5. Joining FSU on the Honorable Mention list were Texas A&M, Arizona State, UCLA and Texas.
In the November issue of the magazine, current FSU football standout Michael Ray Garvin was listed as a high school All-American in the 100m dash. Current Seminoles Dix and sophomore All-American Ricardo Chambers (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./Dwyer) finished in the top five on last year’s T&F News recruiting list.