May 18, 2010
Florida State sophomore Maurice Mitchell has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Performer of the Week for the period ending May 16, as announced by the league office Tuesday. Mitchell won two events at the Georgia Tech Invitational last weekend to collect the final performer of the week honor of the 2010 outdoor season.
Mitchell, who was the most valuable track athlete of both the ACC indoor and outdoor championships, ran a 10.25 in the 100-meter dash preliminary. He ran a 10.27 in the finals to claim the victory. The Kansas City, Mo., native, who was part of the 4×100-meter relay team that earned co-performers of the week accolades last week, again helped the squad to victory with a 39.06 time in the 4×100-meter relay to beat a field of 20. The time ranks second in the nation and fifth in school history.