John Poston
John Poston
Full Name:  John H. Poston
   School:  Jackson High School in Jacksonville, Florida
            Jacksonville JC in Jacksonville, Florida


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FSU Career
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
50-51 S-R               Jr   *   Jacksonville                    
51-52 S-R               Sr   *   Jacksonville                    


Awards
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2008
One of the original Seminole Track and Field superstar sprinters, John Poston set school records in the 100-yard dash, the 220-yard dash and was a member of the record-setting mile relay team in 1951. The team also set five new conference marks while winning the Dixie Conference Championship.

The 1952 season saw FSU compete for the first time ever indoors and over that season, Poston led the Seminoles in scoring during historic wins over Georgia, Georgia Tech and Miami.

As a senior, Poston broke his own records in the 100 and 220-yard dash. His time of 9.6 seconds in the 100 and 20.8 seconds in the 220 were the second and third fastest times in those events for all colleges and universities in the United States for 1952. John's final meet of the season was the Georgia AAU meet. The mile relay took first place, setting a new Georgia AAU and FSU record.



FSU Statistics
Track & Field
                                                                                                        Current  Meet School Record
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points  Place  Place Record  Years
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            1951 Season
03/28/1951 DUKE                           100-Yard Dash                   3                        1                           
03/31/1951 MERCER                         100-Yard Dash                   1          10.2          5                           
03/31/1951 MERCER                         220-Yard Dash                   1          23.7          5                           
04/21/1951 DAVIDSON COLLEGE               100-Yard Dash                   1           9.8          5                           
04/21/1951 DAVIDSON COLLEGE               220-Yard Dash                   1          21.8          5                           
05/05/1951 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE            100-Yard Dash                   1           9.9          5                           
05/05/1951 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE            220-Yard Dash                   1          21.6          5                           
05/12/1951 HOWARD                         100-Yard Dash                   1           9.8          5                           
05/19/1951 DIXIE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP  100-Yard Dash                   1          10.0          5                           
05/19/1951 DIXIE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP  220-Yard Dash                   1          22.3          5                           
            1952 Season
03/29/1952 FLORIDA RELAYS                 100-Yard Dash                   4                        1                           
04/05/1952 DAVIDSON COLLEGE               100-Yard Dash                   1           9.9          5                           
04/05/1952 DAVIDSON COLLEGE               220-Yard Dash                   1          22.5          5                           
04/12/1952 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS             100-Yard Dash                   1          10.0          5                           
04/12/1952 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS             220-Yard Dash                   1          21.9          5                           
04/19/1952 MERCER                         100-Yard Dash                   1           9.9          5                           
04/19/1952 MERCER                         220-Yard Dash                   1          21.5          5                           
04/26/1952 GEORGIA TECH                   100-Yard Dash                   1           9.9          5                           
04/26/1952 GEORGIA TECH                   220-Yard Dash                   1          21.9          5                           
05/03/1952 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE            440-Yard Dash                   2          50.6          3       36      1    Yes     1
05/03/1952 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE            220-Yard Dash                   1          21.7          5                           
05/10/1952 MIAMI                          100-Yard Dash                   1           9.6          5        9      1    Yes    11
05/10/1952 MIAMI                          220-Yard Dash                   1          20.8          5        5      1    Yes     8
05/24/1952 GEORGIA AAU                    100-Yard Dash                   3                        3                           
05/24/1952 GEORGIA AAU                    220-Yard Dash                   2                        4                           
06/07/1952 NAT INTERCOLLIGIATE CHAMPIONSP 100-Yard Dash                   3                        6