PRs: 100m - 10.00 (2004), 200m - 20.03 (2003)
Born: December 4, 1977 in Dallas
Current Residence: Ft. Worth, Texas
High School: Lake Highlands (Dallas) '96 HS
Colleges: Garden City CC '98, Texas Christian '01
Coach: Monte Stratton
Agent: Claude Bryan
Career Highlights: 2004 Olympic Games 4x100m silver medalist; 2003 USA Outdoor champion; 2003 World Outdoor silver medalist; 2003 World Outdoor 4x100 gold medalist; 2002 USA Indoor, Outdoor runner-up; 10-time NCAA All-American; 8-time JUCO All-American
Patton endured a frustrating 2005 season, which saw him hampered throughout the campaign with injuries to his groin and hip. Patton closed out his 2003 campaign with a U.S. Outdoor title and a gold (4x100m) and silver (200m) medal at World Outdoors, firmly establishing himself as one of the worlds top sprinters. One of the most versatile performers in TCU track & field history, Darvis Doc Patton garnered seven All-America certificates during his senior year alone, and notched ten All-America honors in just two seasons at TCU. Patton was a late-bloomer coming out of Dallas Lake Highlands High School, where he did not make the schools relay team. He spent two years at Garden City Community College, where he was an eight-time JUCO All-American, including the 1998 NJCAA long jump champion. In 2000, he became the first TCU athlete to win an indoor conference long jump title and the first Horned Frog to win a conference long jump crown of any kind since 1970 when he won the WAC indoor title. Patton is now among Americas top 200m runners. Though he finished as the runner-up at U.S. Indoors and Outdoors, his consistent performances earned him the #1 U.S. ranking in 2002.
7th at Jamaica
(10.27)did not compete at USA Outdoorsbest of 10.27.
2004: Olympic Games 4x100m relay silver medalist...4th at Olympic Trials (20.32)1st round winner at Kingston in 100m (10.12)1st in Arlington in 100m (9.89w)ran 100m PR (10.00) in Zurich...2nd at Fort Worth in 200m (20.07w)ranked #10 in world (#5 U.S.) at 200m, #7 U.S. at 100m by T&FNbests of 10.00 & 20.17.
2003: World Outdoor 200m silver medalist (20.31)World Outdoor 4x100m relay gold medalist (3rd leg 38.06)USA Outdoor Champion (20.15.)1st in semifinal at World Outdoors (20.03PR)2nd at Lausanne (20.14)1st at adidas Boston Indoor Games 200m (20.73)... best of 20.03ranked #2 in the world (#2 U.S.) by T&FN.
2002: 2nd at USA Indoors (20.95); 2nd at USA Outdoors (20.31)2nd in Brussels (20.12PR)2nd in Rome (20.14)won the 200m at the Norwich Union Challenge in Glasgow and was named the Outstanding performer of the meet (20.16)1st in London (20.25)1st in Rethymnon (20.26)1st at Yokohama (20.29)4th in LJ at Padua (8.04m/26-4.5)ranked #4 in the world (#1 U.S.) at 200m, #9 at LJ in U.S. by T&FNbests of 20.12PR & 8.04m/26-4.5.
2001: 4th at USA Outdoors (20.72)3rd at NCAA Outdoors 200m (20.59)4th at NCAA Outdoor long jump (7.97m/26-1.75)ran second leg on TCUs NCAA winning 4x100m relay (38.58) ranked #7 in U.S. at 200m by T&FNbests of 20.31 & 8.12m/26-7.75.
2000: 5tj in semis at Olympic Trials (20.56)Western Athletic Conference champion at 200m & long jump4th in 200m at NCAA Outdoors (20.59)8th in LJ at NCAA Outdoors (7.59m/24-11)ran 2nd leg on TCUs NCAA 4x100m relay (dnf)bests of 20.29 & 8.04m/26-4.5.
1999: Did not compete.
1998: Junior College long jump champion4th in 200m at JUCO Outdoorsbests of 20.49w & 8.06m/26-5.5w.