Don Merrick
Don Merrick
Full Name:  Donald Merrick
   School:  Seminole CC in Sanford, Florida


FSU Career
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
75-76 S-R     5-10 155  Jr   *   Deland                          
76-77 S-R     5-10 155  Sr   *   Deland                          


Awards
Track & Field
Year  Award
1976  NCAA Championships - 60-Yard Dash (2nd) - Indoor
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1990
A world-class international athlete, Don Merrick came to Florida State from Seminole Community College. The national community college champion in the 100 and 220 yard dash, Merrick also ran with the United States team that toured China. While at Florida State he broke a world record in the 60 yard dash, set FSU's record for the 100 meter dash at 10.0, co-held the school record for the 100 yard dash at 9.3. He also ran on the record-setting 4X100-meter relay team and won the 100-meter championship, amazing achievements in just two years with the Tribe. Don Merrick will go down as one of the greatest sprinters in Florida State history.



FSU Statistics
Track & Field
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points
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            1976 Season
01/14/1976 SENIOR BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS      50-Yard Dash (I)                5       5.4              1
01/24/1976 SE USTFF INDOOR                60-Yard Dash (I)                3       6.1              4
02/28/1976 ILLINI USTFF CASSIC            60-Yard Dash (I)                1       6.2              6
03/13/1976 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       55-Meter Dash (I)                       6.23c           
03/13/1976 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       60-Yard Dash (I)                2       6.23             4
03/20/1976 SPRINGTIME TALLAHASSEE INVITE  100 Meters                      1       9.9              5
03/20/1976 SPRINGTIME TALLAHASSEE INVITE  200 Meters                      1      20.8              5
05/01/1976 FLORIDA                        100-Yard Dash                   1       9.3              5
05/01/1976 FLORIDA                        220-Yard Dash                   1      20.6              5
05/15/1976 SE COLLEGIATE T&F CHAMPIONSHIP 100 Meters                      1      10.1              6
05/15/1976 SE COLLEGIATE T&F CHAMPIONSHIP 220-Yard Dash                   1      20.6              6
06/04/1976 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      100 Meters                      9      10.46            
06/04/1976 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      200 Meters                     16      21.06            
            1977 Season
03/05/1977 SOUTH CAROLINA                 100 Meters                      2                        3
03/12/1977 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       60-Yard Dash (I)                                        
03/19/1977 SPRINGTIME TALLAHASSEE INVITE  100 Meters                      1      10.0              5
03/26/1977 FLORIDA RELAYS                 100 Meters                      5      10.5              2
04/16/1977 LSU QUAD MEET                  100 Meters                      2      10.24c            3
04/16/1977 LSU QUAD MEET                  200 Meters                      2      20.72             3
04/23/1977 AUBURN                         100 Meters                      3      10.1              1
04/23/1977 AUBURN                         200 Meters                      2      20.7              3
05/07/1977 FLORIDA                        100 Meters                      2      10.3              3
05/15/1977 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            100 Meters                      1      10.51             6
05/15/1977 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            200 Meters                      2      21.46             5
06/02/1977 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      100 Meters                     24      10.90