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JOSH WALKER
  • Sprints/Hurdles
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson HS)
  • BD: 5/6/82 (Decatur, Ga.)

CAREER VICTORIES: 23
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

55m hurdles: 7.17, 2004 SEC Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
60m hurdles: 7.66, 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOOR
110m hurdles: 13.32, 2004 NCAA Championship, Austin, Texas
400m hurdles: 52.33, 2004 SEC Championship, Oxford, Miss.

HONORS: (Two-time NCAA champion, six-time All-American, one-time NCAA East Regional champion, two-time SEC champion) 2005 NCAA Outdoor champion - 110m hurdles; 2005 NCAA Indoor All-American - 60m hurdles; 2004 NCAA Outdoor champion - 110m hurdles; 2004 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 110m hurdles; 2004 SEC Outdoor champion - 110m hurdles; 2004 NCAA Indoor All-American - 60m hurdles; 2004 SEC Indoor champion - 60m hurdles; 2003 NCAA Indoor All-American - 60m hurdles; 2003 NCAA East Regional champion - 110m hurdles.

2005 AS A SENIOR: Wins (5): (o) NCAA East Regional Championships 110m hurdles (13.51); Penn Relays 110m hurdles (13.62); Miami Gatorade Classic 4x100m relay (40.33); Texas Relays 110m hurdles (13.59); (i) Wes Kittley 6-Way 55m hurdles (7.37) Bests of 7.21 (55m hurdles), 7.66 (60m hurdles), 13.39 (110m hurdles) Competed in 13 meets (six indoor, seven outdoor) Capped career by earning 23rd victory in winning second straight NCAA crown in 110m hurdles Became the ninth person in the 85-year history of the event to win back-to-back titles Captured the event by clocking 13.39 - three hundredths faster than runner-up Won NCAA East Regional title for second time in career in 110m hurdles with time of 13.51 Narrowly missed out on defending SEC title by finishing second in 110m hurdles at SEC Outdoor Championships with time of 13.48 Became first Gator to win 110m hurdles at Penn Relays when he clocked 13.62 to win the event Ran 13.57 to take second in 110m hurdles at Miami Gatorade Classic Also ran opening leg on winning 4x100m relay (40.33) Won 110m hurdles at Texas Relays with wind-aided time of 13.59 Was nudged out for NCAA title in 60m hurdles and finished second in breaking school record with time of 7.66 at NCAA Indoor Championships Scored in hurdles for the fourth time in career at SEC Indoor Championships by finishing second in 60m hurdles in NCAA automatic time of 7.69 Posted NCAA automatic time of 7.69 to finish second at Iowa State Classic in 60m hurdles Posted a pair of provisionals in prelims and finals of 55m hurdles at Gator Invitational Time of 7.29 in finals was top collegiate time and second overall Won 55m hurdles in first meet of season at Wes Kittley 6-Way in 7.37.

2004 AS A JUNIOR: 2004 Wins (12): (i) Florida Intercollegiate 55m hurdles (7.20); Gator Invitational 55m hurdles (7.21); Verizon Millrose Games 60m hurdles (7.75); Tyson Invitational 60m hurdles (7.67); SEC Indoor Championships 60m hurdles (7.70); (o) Florida Relays 110m hurdles (13.65); Florida Relays shuttle hurdle relay (54.76); Texas Relays 110m hurdles (13.47); Penn Relays shuttle hurdle relay (55.48); FSU Dual meet 110m hurdles (13.67); SEC Outdoor Championships 110m hurdles (13.56); NCAA Outdoor Championships 110m hurdles (13.32) Bests of 7.17 (55m hurdles), 7.67 (60m hurdles), 13.32 (110m hurdles) and 52.33 (400m hurdles) Competed in 15 meets (seven indoor, eight outdoor) ... Won the NCAA title in the 110m hurdles in a school-record time of 13.32 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Runner-up in the 110m hurdles (13.53) at the NCAA East Region Championships ... Won the SEC Outdoor title in the 110m hurdles (13.56) and scored with an eighth-place finish in the 400m hurdles (54.00) ... Won the 110m hurdles in 13.67 and finished third in the 400m hurdles in 52.75 at the FSU Dual Meet ... Member of the winning shuttle hurdle relay team, and finished third in the 110m hurdles (13.76) at Penn Relays ... Won the 110m hurdles at the Texas Relays in 13.47 ... Member of the school record-setting shuttle hurdle relay team and won the 110m hurdles in 13.65 at the Florida Relays ... Earned All-America honors in the 60m hurdles with a third-place time of 7.67 ... Won the SEC individual title in the 60m hurdles, clocking in at 7.70 at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Won the 60m hurdles in 7.67 at the Tyson Invitational ... Won the 60m hurdles at the Verizon Millrose Games, clocking in at 7.75 ... Won the 55m hurdles in 7.21 at the Gator Invitational ... Runner-up in the 55m hurdles in a personal-best time of 7.17 at the SEC Invitational ... Won the 55m hurdles at the Florida Intercollegiate, clocking in at 7.20.

2003 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (3): (i) Florida Intercollegiate 55m hurdles (7.24); (o) Florida Relays shuttle hurdle relay (54.78), NCAA East Regional 110m hurdles (13.42) Bests of 7.24 (55m hurdles), 7.73 (60m hurdles), 13.42 (110m hurdles) ... Competed in 13 meets (five indoor, eight outdoor) Earned All-America honors in the 110m hurdles (13.67) with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Won East Regional Championships in the 110m hurdles with a then-school-record time of 13.42 Scored at the SEC Championships with a third-place finish in the 110m hurdles (13.53) Runner-up at the Texas Invitational in the 110m hurdles (13.76) Finished second in the 110m hurdles at the Sun Angel Classic and the SEC Quad Meet Anchor leg of the then-school-record-setting shuttle hurdle relay team at the Florida Relays (54.78) Earned All-America honors in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships, notching a school record in the prelims (7.73) Runner-up at the SEC Indoor Championships in the 55m hurdles Finished second in the 60m hurdles at the SEC Challenge Set a then-personal-best in the 55m hurdles at the Florida Intercollegiate, winning in 7.24.

2002 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (2): (i) Florida Intercollegiates (1/12) 55m hurdles: 7.33; SEC East Challenge (1/26) 55m hurdles: 7.33 Bests of 7.31 (55m hurdles), 7.87 (60m hurdles), 14.05 (110m hurdles) and 56.27 (400m hurdles) ... Competed in 12 meets (six indoors, six outdoors) ... Ninth in the preliminaries and the finals at the SEC Outdoor Championships 110m hurdles Personal best of 14.05 in the preliminaries of the Sun Angel Classic, third in the finals Tied a personal best with a 7.87 in 60m hurdles at the SEC Indoor Championships, seventh in the finals Personal best and a provisional qualifier of 7.31 at the Gator Invitational Won the first two events of his career (Florida Intercollegiates and SEC East Challenge).

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Atlanta Journal Constitution Male Athlete of the Year in 2001 ... Atlanta Gas Light Athlete of the Year in 1999 ... USATF Junior Olympics Champion in the 110m hurdles in 1998 and 2000 ... Atlanta Track Club Track Man of the Year in 1999, 2000 and 2001 ... Set school records in the 110m hurdles, 4x100m and the state record in the indoor 4x400m ... Stephenson High won a state championship in 1998 and runners-up in 1999 and 2001 ... 2001 Florida Relays champion ... Second at UASTF Junior National Championships 110m hurdles with a personal-best time ... Won the Golden South 110m hurdles ... Competed in Europe with USATF Junior National Team ... Competed in Poland with the USATF Youth World Team in 1999.

PREP BESTS: 110m hurdles: 13:67

MAJOR: Sociology


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