Darius Watkins

  • Darius
  • Watkins

  • Event
    Sprints
  • Class
    r-Junior
  • High School/Other
    Grovetown
  • Hometown
    Grovetown, Ga.

Updated: February 16, 2018

2018 indoor: Clocked a time of 7.13 in the 60 meter dash prelims and placed 25th in the 200 with a time of 22.47 seconds at the Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational. Also, ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay team (3:38.76) that placed 13th … Tallied a time of 7.06 seconds in the 60 meter dash prelims and a time of 22.34 seconds in the 200 to place 28th at the Clemson Invitational … Ran a time of 7.08 in the 60 meter dash prelims and finished 16th in the 400 meter with a time of 50.84 seconds at the Nittany Lion Challenge. Also, ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay team (3:20.64) that placed ninth.

2017 outdoor: Competed in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the ACC Championships ... Also earned a season-best time of 40.56 seconds in the 4x100-meter relay event at the league championship, placing third, to collect second-team all-conference honors in the event ... Advanced to the Men's College Final in the 4x100 relay at the Penn Relays ... Competed in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes at three different meets during the regular season ... Held the second-fastest mark on the team in the 100, recording a season-best time of 10.54 seconds at the War Eagle Invitational.

2017 indoor: Redshirted.

2016 outdoor: Came in seventh in the 200 at the ACC Championships with a time of 21.26 seconds … Was part of the 4x100 relay team that came in seventh at the ACC Championships … Finished sixth in the 200 at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier with a time of 21.15 seconds … Ran the 100 in 10.55 seconds at the War Eagle Invite to place 10th … Came in ninth in the 100 at the Charlotte Invite with a time of 10.78 seconds … Was part of the men’s 4x100-meter relay team that finished second at the Hurricane Invitational with a time of 41.86 seconds … Came in third in the 100 at the Hurricane Invitational, running the event in 10.50 seconds – a time that ranks eighth in program history … Ran the 200 at the Hurricane Invitational in a time of 20.96 seconds to finish fifth – a time that ranks sixth in Tech history.

2016 indoor: Competed in the 60 at the ACC Championships and was 14th with a time of 7.03 seconds … Also ran in the 200 at the ACC Championships and finished 11th with a time of 21.92 seconds … Claimed fourth in the 60 at the Virginia Tech Challenge with a time of 6.84 seconds and was fifth in the 200 with a time of 21.72 seconds … Was seventh in the 60 at the Samford Invitational, running the event in 6.93 seconds … Finished seventh in the 60 at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet with a time of 6.89 seconds … Came in fifth in the 200 at the Bob Pollock Invitational with a time of 22.28 … Ran the 60 in 6.90 seconds at the Bob Pollock Invitational … Was part of the 4x400 team that finished fifth at the Virginia Tech Invite with a time of 3:17.81 … Finished fourth in the 60 at the Virginia Tech Invite with a personal-best time of 6.82 seconds.

2015 outdoor: Recorded a personal best in the 100-meter with a time of 10.58 at the ACC Championships ... Set a PR at the ACC Championships in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.35 ... Competed in two 4x100-meter events, including the ACC Championships.

2015 indoor: Competed in three meets for the Hokies ... Set PRs in the 60m (6.9) and 200m (22.25).

High school: Was a three-time state champion in the 100 meter and four-time regional champion in the 100- and 200-meter dash … Won the Sectional Championship for the 100- and 200-meter dash four times … Was the first state champion in Grovetown history.

Personal: Born May 14, 1996 … Son of Shannon and Tina Hairston … Has two sisters, Hadiya and Haiden and one brother, Chris … Majoring in public relations.

Watkins' Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

60m - 6.82, VT Invitational (2016)

200m - 21.72, VT Challenge (2016)

400m - 50.84, Nittany Lion Challenge (2018)

100m - 10.50, Hurricane Invitational (2016)

200m - 21.15, Liberty Twilight (2016)