Florida State University

Florida State University

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Florida State U
Location Tallahassee, FL
Conference ACC
Division NCAA Div I
Nickname Seminoles
Head Coach Bob Braman, Harlis Meaders - Associate Head Coach
Men's Asst. Ken Harnden, Dennis Nobles
Women's Asst. Karen Harvey
Championships NCAA 2006-8
Venue Mike Long Track[1]

The track and field program had yet another outstanding year highlighted by standout sprinter Walter Dix who concluded his stellar collegiate career by winning an individual national championship in the 200m--the eighth individual national championship of his career.  Dix went on to win the bronze medal in the Olympic 100M dash. The team's future talent shone brightly as well with freshman Ngoni Makusha contributing a national championship in the long jump and Kim Williams earning the 2008 ACC Track and Field Freshman of the Year honor.  Distance runner Hannah England won her first national championship and recorded the fastest time in NCAA meet history in the 1500m.  She led the women's team to a second place finish at both the indoor and outdoor ACC Championships.  The men also recorded their sixth consecutive ACC indoor title and fourth consecutive outdoor title.  All told, the Seminole track and field team touted seven individual national champions, five individual regional champions and a regional champion relay team this season.[2]

trackchampssport.jpg On June 19, 2008, Bob Braman agreed to a three-year contract to remain the head coach of the Seminole Track and Field and Cross Country programs. Braman, who was hired as FSU's Cross Country Coach and an Assistant Track Coach in 2000, took over the reigns of the Track and Field program in 2004 and has led the Seminoles to three straight NCAA Men's Outdoor National Championship titles. [3]

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Notable

The following track athletes have been inducted into the FSU Hall of Fame:[4]

2008 Olympics

The following FSU track and field athletes participated:[5]

Athlete Event Team Result
Walter Dix 100M United States United States image:Med 3.png
Walter Dix 200M United States United States image:Med 3.png
Rafeeq Curry triple jump United States United States 18th in qualifying heat
Ngonidzashe Makusha Men's Long Jump Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 4th in finals
Brian Dzingai Men's 200m Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 4th in finals
Dorian Scott shot put Jamaica Jamaica 15th in round 1
Ricardo Chambers 400M Jamaica Jamaica 15th in semi
Gonzalo Barroilhet Decathlon Chile Chile DNF
Barbara Parker 3000m steeplechase Great Britain Great Britain 12th in Round 1
Andrew Lemoncello 3000m steeplechase Great Britain Great Britain 10th in Round 1
Tom Lancashire 1500m Great Britain Great Britain 7th in Round 1
Kevin Sullivan 1500m Canada Canada 9th in Semi

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References

  1. http://seminoles.cstv.com/facilities/fsu-trads-fac-track.html
  2. http://seminoles.cstv.com/sports/c-track/spec-rel/062608aaa.html
  3. http://seminoles.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/spec-rel/061908aaa.html
  4. http://seminoles.cstv.com/trads/fsu-trads-hall-track.html
  5. http://seminoles.cstv.com/sports/c-track/spec-rel/072308aaa.html