October 4, 2018

Walter Dix Hall of Fame Bio

M. Track & Field (2005-08)

From 2005-2008, Florida State sprint star Walter Dix was arguably the greatest collegiate track & field athlete of a generation. The Coral Springs, Fla. native won an FSU record seven individual NCAA events and was a member of the 2007 NCAA winning 4×100 meter relay team. In fact, before turning professional following his senior season, Dix became the third most decorated track athlete in NCAA history.

After setting the state record in the 100-meters and trying out for the US Olympic Team at the age of 18, Dix broke the 100-meter American junior record and won the NCAA outdoor championship in his freshman season alone. He went on to earn a total of 14 individual All-America honors and four more on Seminole
relay teams. Dix set school records in the indoor 60-meters (6.59); indoor 200-meters (20.27); outdoor 100-meters (9.91) and outdoor 200-meters (19.69).

He was the linchpin to the greatest four-year run in program history when FSU won three* consecutive men’s outdoor National Championships (2006, ‘07*, ’08).

Dix capped his 2008 senior campaign by winning bronze medals in the 100 and 200 at the Beijing Olympic Games.

In 2018, Dix became the first Florida State men’s track & field athlete to have his jersey retired.

Walter Dix Hall of Fame Bio