Jim Casteel
Jim Casteel
Full Name:  James Casteel, Jr.


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Jim Casteel and Coach Mike Long


FSU Career
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
53-54 S-LJ    6-0  150  Fr   *   Avondale Estates, GA            
56-57 S-LJ    5-11 154  So       Avondale Estates, GA            
57-58 S-LJ    5-11 154  Jr   *   Avondale Estates, GA            
58-59 S-LJ    5-11 154  Sr   *   Avondale Estates, GA            


Awards
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1995
Jim Casteel was the finest recipient of a full track and field scholarship at Florida State. Casteel wrote the track record book after his arrival in 1954.

As a freshman, Casteel was unbeaten in the 440 and tied a school record with at time of 49.5 seconds.

Upon his return from the military in 1957, Jim picked up where he left off and led the Seminoles to a team championship in the Florida Relays. The 1958 squad was one of the best in FSU's history breaking 20 school records and tying two. Casteel, now a junior, was an outstanding point producer on the team with 90.25 total, setting two records himself including a 47.0 in the 440 and was a member of the relay team that set two other marks. His 440 record stood for 17 years. Casteel was named Outstanding Athlete his senior year in numerous events after a stellar season.

Jim and his wife, Eleanor, reside in Flowery Branch, Georgia. They are proud parents of two sons, James Mitchell and Ronald Keith.



FSU Statistics
Track & Field
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points
---------- ------------------------------ ----------------------------- ----- ------------------ ------
            1954 Season
04/03/1954 MERCER                         440-Yard Dash                   1      50.8              5
04/03/1954 MERCER                         220-Yard Dash                   1      23.0              5
04/03/1954 MERCER                         Long Jump                       1    20- 9       6.32m   5
04/17/1954 FLORIDA AAU                    440-Yard Dash                   1      49.5              5
04/24/1954 GEORGIA                        440-Yard Dash                   1      50.2              5
04/24/1954 GEORGIA                        220-Yard Dash                   1      21.7              5
04/24/1954 GEORGIA                        Long Jump                       1    21- 8.50    6.62m   5
05/01/1954 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS             440-Yard Dash                   1      49.4              5
05/01/1954 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS             220-Yard Dash                   3                        2
05/01/1954 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS             Long Jump                       2                        3
05/08/1954 MIAMI                          440-Yard Dash                   1      49.4              5
05/08/1954 MIAMI                          220-Yard Dash                   1      21.4              5
05/08/1954 MIAMI                          Long Jump                       2                        3
05/15/1954 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN           440-Yard Dash                   1      50.0              5
05/15/1954 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN           220-Yard Dash                   1      22.1              5
            1958 Season
03/01/1958 ACC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP        70-Yard Low Hurdles (I)         3                        2
03/15/1958 COLISEUM RELAYS                60-Yard Dash (I)                2                        3
03/15/1958 COLISEUM RELAYS                60-Yard Low Hurdles (I)         3                        2
03/15/1958 COLISEUM RELAYS                Long Jump (I)                   4    21-10.75    6.67m   1
03/27/1958 FURMAN                         440-Yard Dash                   1      49.5              5
03/27/1958 FURMAN                         220-Yard Low Hurdles            1      24.3              5
03/27/1958 FURMAN                         Long Jump                       1    21- 2       6.45m   5
03/29/1958 FLORIDA RELAYS                 Long Jump                       1    22-10       6.96m   5
04/02/1958 ROANOKE COLLEGE                440-Yard Dash                   1      49.0              5
04/02/1958 ROANOKE COLLEGE                220-Yard Low Hurdles            1      24.5              5
04/02/1958 ROANOKE COLLEGE                220-Yard Dash                   2                        3
04/02/1958 ROANOKE COLLEGE                Long Jump                       1    22- 0.75    6.72m   5
04/12/1958 FLORIDA                        440-Yard Dash                   1      48.7              5
04/12/1958 FLORIDA                        220-Yard Low Hurdles            3                        1
04/12/1958 FLORIDA                        220-Yard Dash                   2                        3
04/12/1958 FLORIDA                        Long Jump                       2                        3
05/01/1958 MIAMI                          440-Yard Dash                   1      48.5              5
05/01/1958 MIAMI                          220-Yard Low Hurdles            1      23.6              5
05/01/1958 MIAMI                          Long Jump                       1    22- 0.25    6.71m   5
05/03/1958 FLORIDA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       440-Yard Dash                   1      48.0              5
05/03/1958 FLORIDA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       Long Jump                       4                        1
06/07/1958 MEET OF CHAMPIONS              440-Yard Dash                                           
06/14/1958 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      440-Yard Dash                  12      48.9             
            1959 Season
12/28/1958 SUGAR BOWL TRACK MEET          440-Yard Dash (I)               3                        3
02/14/1959 COLISEUM RELAYS                60-Yard Dash (I)                1       6.4              5
02/14/1959 COLISEUM RELAYS                Long Jump (I)                   1    22- 2       6.76m   5
03/07/1959 MIAMI                          440-Yard Dash                   1      50.5              5
03/07/1959 MIAMI                          220-Yard Dash                   1      21.3              5
03/07/1959 MIAMI                          Long Jump                       3                        1
03/14/1959 LOUISIANA STATE                440-Yard Dash                   1      48.3              5
03/14/1959 LOUISIANA STATE                220-Yard Dash                   3                        1
03/14/1959 LOUISIANA STATE                Long Jump                       3    21- 6       6.55m   1
03/26/1959 FURMAN                         440-Yard Dash                   1      49.8              5
03/26/1959 FURMAN                         220-Yard Dash                   1      21.0              5
03/26/1959 FURMAN                         Long Jump                       3    21- 7.75    6.60m   1
04/11/1959 FLORIDA                        440-Yard Dash                   1      49.2              5
04/11/1959 FLORIDA                        220-Yard Dash                   1      21.2              5
04/11/1959 FLORIDA                        Long Jump                       2    22- 2       6.76m   3
05/02/1959 FLORIDA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       440-Yard Dash                   1      49.0              5
05/02/1959 FLORIDA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       220-Yard Dash                   3                        2
05/23/1959 GEORGIA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       100-Yard Dash                   3                        3
05/23/1959 GEORGIA AAU CHAMPIONSHIP       220-Yard Dash                   2                        4