Walter McCoy
Walter McCoy
Full Name:  Walter L. McCoy
   School:  Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Florida


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Mike Roberson and WALTER MCCOY


FSU Career
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
77-78 S-R     5-9  160  Fr   *   Daytona Beach                   
78-79 S-R     5-9  160  So   *   Daytona Beach                   
79-80 S-R     5-9  160  Jr   *   Daytona Beach                   
80-81 S-R     5-11 160  Sr   *   Daytona Beach                   


Awards
Track & Field
Year  Award
1978  NCAA Championships - 600-Yard Run (1st) - Indoor
      NCAA Championships - Mile Relay - 4th Leg (6th) - Indoor
      NCAA Championships - 400 Meters (5th) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 4x100-Meter Relay - 4th Leg (6th) - Outdoor
1979  NCAA Championships - 4x400-Meter Relay - 4th Leg (3rd) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 400 Meters (4th) - Outdoor
1980  NCAA Championships - Mile Relay - 4th Leg (1st) - Indoor
      NCAA Championships - 400 Meters (3rd) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 4x100-Meter Relay - 4th Leg (3rd) - Outdoor
1981  NCAA Championships - 400 Meters (4th) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 4x400-Meter Relay - 4th Leg (5th) - Outdoor
      NCAA Championships - 4x100-Meter Relay - 4th Leg (6th) - Outdoor
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1986
Walter McCoy came to Florida State in 1978 from Daytona Beach and stayed to fill the record book. In his freshman year Walter was NCAA 600-yard champion indoors. Before his career ended in 1981 McCoy had made All-American on twelve different occasions (indoors and outdoors) and had anchored FSU's NCAA championship mile relay team in 1980. He captained the Seminoles, set 400-meter records for the university and the Metro Conference. In both 1980 and 1984, Walter was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team, winning the gold medal in the 4x100 relay in '84. He remains in 1986 what he always been both on and off the track - world class.



FSU Statistics
Track & Field
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points
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            1978 Season
01/14/1978 EAST TENNESSEE RELAYS          600-Yard Run (I)                2    1:10.9              5
03/11/1978 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       600-Yard Run (I)                1    1:09.64            10
04/01/1978 MISSISSIPPI STATE              400 Meters                      2      46.1              3
04/08/1978 TENNESSEE                      400 Meters                      1      46.3              5
05/21/1978 ATHLETIC ATTIC CLASSIC         400 Meters                      1      45.57             5
06/03/1978 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      400 Meters                      5      46.01             2
            1979 Season
02/18/1979 LSU INDOOR INVITATIONAL        600-Yard Run (I)                3    1:12.8              3
03/17/1979 WINTER HAVEN TRACK CLASSIC     400 Meters                      1      46.65             5
04/07/1979 TENNESSEE                      400 Meters                      1      46.4              5
04/07/1979 TENNESSEE                      200 Meters                      3      21.80             1
04/14/1979 LOUISIANA STATE                400 Meters                      1      46.59             5
04/21/1979 MISSISSIPPI STATE              400 Meters                      1      46.0              5
04/28/1979 DOMINO CLASSIC                 400 Meters                      2      46.38             4
05/05/1979 FLORIDA                        400 Meters                      1      46.23             5
05/12/1979 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            400 Meters                      1      46.31            10
06/02/1979 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      400 Meters                      4      45.83             4
09/09/1979 UNIVERSAIDE                    400 Meters                             45.16a           
            1980 Season
02/07/1980 INDIANA RELAYS                 600-Yard Run (I)                1    1:10.30             5
04/12/1980 FLORIDA                        400 Meters                      1      46.1              5
04/26/1980 DOMINO CLASSIC                 400 Meters                      2      45.8              5
05/03/1980 FLORIDA                        400 Meters                      1      48.1              5
05/31/1980 ATHLETIC ATTIC CLASSIC         200 Meters                      1      20.99             5
06/07/1980 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      400 Meters                      3      45.59             6
            1981 Season
01/31/1981 4-WAY INDOOR MEET              600-Yard Run (I)                1    1:10.79             5
04/11/1981 GEORGIA                        400 Meters                      1      46.34             5
04/18/1981 4-WAY MEET                     400 Meters                      1      46.80             5
05/02/1981 FLORIDA                        400 Meters                      1      46.94             5
05/02/1981 FLORIDA                        200 Meters                      3      21.33             1
05/16/1981 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            400 Meters                      1      45.52            10
05/23/1981 TOM BLACK CLASSIC              400 Meters                      3      45.60             3
06/06/1981 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      400 Meters                      4      45.54             4