Curtis Mitchell
Curtis Mitchell
Personal information
Born (1989-03-11) 11 March 1989 (age 28)[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

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

External links

Curtis Mitchell profile at IAAF



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