March 19, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. –
Although the indoor season has been over for two weeks now, the Florida State track and field team is still racking up the awards with two Seminoles earning Atlantic Coast Conference Performers of the Year honors. Leading the women was Kim Williams as she was named the ACC Indoor Field Performer of the Year with Maurice Mitchell representing the men as the ACC Indoor Track Performer of the Year.
“Kim and Maurice had career seasons indoors and are extremely deserving of this honor,” FSU Head Coach Bob Braman said. “I think it’s fantastic that half of the Athlete of the Year awards went to two Seminoles.”
As one of the most decorated athletes in the nation, Williams has continued turning heads in her third year as a Seminole. During the indoor season, Williams won her third-consecutive ACC triple jump title, while also dominating at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a back-to-back first-place triple jump performance. The Kingston, Jamaica native became just the fifth woman in NCAA history to capture two consecutive national crowns.
Already being named the ACC Championships’ Most Valuable Track Performer earlier this month, Mitchell dominated several events throughout the indoor season. Not only did the sophomore rule the 60m dash at the conference meet with a gold medal performance, but the Kansas City, Mo., native went on to win the silver medal in the 200m behind teammate Charles Clark. At nationals, Mitchell claimed his first two All-American honors in the 60m and 200m dash.