Curtis Mitchell

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Curtis Mitchell
Personal information
Born (1989-03-11) 11 March 1989 (age 29)[1]
Daytona Beach
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)[1]
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Track & Field
Event(s) 100m, 200m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m: 10.25 (+1.3)
200 m: 19.97 (+0.0)

Curtis Mitchell (born March 11, 1989) is an American athlete, who specialises in the 100 and 200 meters.

Career[edit]

Mitchell was a 2008 & 2009 junior college 4 time outdoor all American and state champion in the 100 and 200 m at Southwestern College in San Diego.[2][3]

Mitchell had a successful collegiate career for Texas A&M University. At the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships he won the 200 m and was part of Texas A&M's winning team in the 4 × 400 m relay.[4] His time in the 200 m was 20.38 s, the best indoor time in the world that year and a Texas A&M record.[5][6][7] At the outdoor championships that year he placed second to Rondel Sorrillo in the 200 m, helping Texas A&M to their second consecutive NCAA team title.[8]

In 2010, Mitchell represented the United States at the NACAC Under-23 Championships in Miramar, Florida, winning gold in both 200 m and the 4 × 100 m relay.[9][10][11] In the 200 m semi-finals he clocked a wind-legal personal best of 19.99 s, placing him seventh in the world that year.[10][12]

Mitchell turned professional in January 2011, forgoing his final year of collegiate eligibility to sign with Adidas and join the training group of two-time World Champion Tyson Gay.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Curtis Mitchell". stellarathletics.co.uk. Stellar Athletics. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-20. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-beg1vOTJg
  4. ^ "Indoor Track and Field Division I Men: All-Time Championship Records and Results" (pdf). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  5. ^ http://www.aggieathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27300&ATCLID=205229319
  6. ^ Texas A&M Athletics (2010-03-12). "World Leading 20.38 For Texas A&M's Curtis Mitchell". Track & Field News. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  7. ^ "2010 toplists 200 m - indoor". International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  8. ^ "Outdoor Track and Field Division I Men: All-Time Championship Records and Results" (pdf). NCAA. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  9. ^ http://www.aggieathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27300&ATCLID=205233787
  10. ^ a b "NACAC Under 23 Championships". Half-Mile Timing, Inc. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  11. ^ "Team USA dominates medal count at NACAC U23". USA Track & Field. 2010-07-12. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  12. ^ "2010 toplists 200 m - outdoor". IAAF. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  13. ^ Lewis, Michael (2011-01-20). "Former Shark sprinter turns pro". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Archived from the original on 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 

External links[edit]

Curtis Mitchell profile at IAAF