Golden South Champ to NCAA All-American: Wallace's Journey


Colonial HS alumnus class of 2015 and current Florida State University athlete, Armani Wallace, went from a Golden South Champion to NCAA All-American in the triple jump. 

Wallace won and set a new meet record in the triple jump at the 2015 Golden South Classic with a 15.09m (49-6) mark to win the event and break Shaquem Griffin's (FL) old record of 15.07m (49-5.25). 

Golden South Triple Jump Meet Records

RANKMARKWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATEPLACE
149-60.92015
249-5.25-0.32013
348-7.250.42014


The Colonial alum and former FHSAA triple jump state champion has had quite the career since his days competing at Florida's premier post-season track event. 

Following his performance at Golden South, Wallace became the 2017 ACC Outdoor long jump champion, 2017 and 2018 ACC Outdoor triple jump champion and a IAAF World U20 third place finisher in the triple jump. 

Recently, Wallace's 2019 outdoor season has been one for the books. At the Texas Tech Indoor Classic, the senior broke Florida State's indoor triple jump school record with a 16.72m mark and at the NCAA DI Indoor Track and Field Championships, Wallace finished fourth with a 16.51m mark to become an All-American in the event. 

In 2015 there was no telling where a talented athlete like Wallace would be in four years. Today we get to watch a former high school state champion and Golden South champion go on to pursue greatness at the NCAA level and beyond. 

The Flo Golden South Classic has been an event for years that hosts future collegiate standouts, professional athletes, and top names in the industry. This year will be nothing short of elite. 


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