TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Walter Dix glanced briefly at the
scoreboard flashing his collegiate record time in the 200 meters.
He high-fived a competitor, hugged a coach and calmly began pulling
his warmups back on.
But the Florida State junior didn't do much more public
celebrating. He is quiet, if not shy, off the track and not emotive
about his accomplishments.
The Coral Springs native had the record time of 19-point-69
seconds in the N-C-A-A East Region last month at Gainesville. He
bested the previous mark of 19-point-75 seconds set 19 years ago by
Houston's Joe DeLoach, but missed Michael Johnson's world record of
Florida State coach Bob Braman says every sprint coach is
talking about Dix right now.
Dix hopes to make the 2008 summer Olympics team, but in the
meantime will lead the Seminoles as they try to repeat as N-C-A-A
outdoor champions this week in Sacramento, California.
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