March 8, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. –
Florida State sophomore sprinter Maurice Mitchell was named the 2010 ACC Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference office.
Mitchell earned All-ACC recognition in two separate events, claiming the 60-meter dash championship in 6.66-just .03 seconds off an NCAA automatic qualifying time-and placing second in the 200-meter dash (20.87) behind teammate Charles Clark. The Kansas City, Mo., native was an All-ACC performer at last season’s meet and led all track performers at the 2010 championship in tallying 19.50 points for the title-claiming Seminoles.
“Maurice has been an unbelievable athlete this indoor season,” FSU Head Coach Bob Braman said. “He managed to come back from a five week injury to dominate at the ACC meet. What a great honor for him.”
Mitchell ran the fifth-fastest time in the 60m this past weekend at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier to punch his ticket to Fayetteville, Ark. with his time of 6.61. His time in the 200m of 20.87 at the ACC Championships has him ranked among the top 10 in the country in the event.
Mitchell and the Seminoles will travel to the NCAA Championships this weekend in Fayetteville, Ark. in hopes of posting a sixth-straight top 10 finish.