- John Mitchell
- Valrico, Fla.
2012: Ran the 800 meters at the UCF Invitational with a time of 1:52.47 … At the SEC Indoor Championships, participated in the DMR with a second place finish and a time of 9:55.74 ... Recorded a time of 1:52.18 in men’s 800 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Finished with a time of 4:18.02 in men’s mile at the Texas A&M Challenge ... Placed second in men’s 800 meters at the Alabama Invitational with a 1:51.54.
2011: Competed in five meets in 2011, turning in seven top-10 finishes … Set career highs in the 1,000 meters, coming in at 2:26.09 … Notched two runner-up finishes on the year, in the 800 meters at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic (1:50.52) and the 4x800-meter relay (7:29.13).
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Coached by Mike Gursky … Named to the Tampa Tribune’s All-County team in 2007 and 2008 … Placed eighth in the 2008 state cross country meet … Earned first place in 2007 and 2008 at the Ron Frost Cross Country Invitational hosted by Durant … Won the 800 meters state, region and district titles as a senior … Also won the 1,600m district title the same year … Named to the Tampa Tribune’s All-County First-Team Track in 2009 … 2008 Class 4A state champion in the 1,600m … Placed first in the 800 meters and 1,600m at the district meet in 2008 … Runner-up in the 800 meters at the 2008 regional meet … Won the mile at the state track meet in 2007 … Named Durant Boys’ Track and Field’s Most Valuable Runner in 2008 and 2009 … Named Durant High School Athletic Booster Club Male Player of the Month in November 2007 and April 2008 … Named Durant High School’s Male Athlete of the Year for cross country in the 2007 … Holds the 800 meters and 5K records and helped set the 4x4 relay record at Durant.