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MITCH POTTER
Event:
400m
Height: 6-2
Weight: 174
PR: 60m 6.96i (2001); 200m 21.44 (2002); 400m - 44.58 (2003);
Born: September 16, 1980
Current Residence: St. Michael, Minn.
High School: St. Michael-Albertville HS 99
College: University of Minnesota '04
Coach: Brooks Johnson
Agent: Ray Flynn
Club: Nike

Career Highlights: 2003 Pan American Games 400m gold medalist; 2003 World Outdoor Championships 4x400m relay gold medalist; 2003 Pan-American Games 4x400m relay silver medalist

A nine-time NCAA All-American, Potter took his success to the international level when he won the 2003 Pan Am Games and also won 4x400m relay gold at the World Outdoor championshipshe now looks to be a vital part of Team USAs 4x400m relay at the World Outdoor Championshipsplaced third in the 400m at 2003 NCAA outdoor meet with a time of 44.58, the third-fastest time in the world at that point of the season, in a race that was a near dead heat from first through thirdled Gophers to a 2003 Big Ten outdoor team title by winning the 400m and helping 4x400m relay to the conference crownnamed the Most Outstanding Performer of the Big Ten Outdoor Championshipshonored as the NCAA Midwest Runner of the Year for the 2003 indoor and outdoor seasonsmissed majority of 2002 outdoor season due to injuryin 2001, Potter became the first Golden Gopher since Garry Bjorklund to be named All-American in indoor track & field when he placed 7th in the 400m.

2005: Did not compete.
2004: 7th in semifinal at Olympic Trials (45.67)2nd at Drake Relays (46.89)1st at Cedar Falls (44.88)best of 44.88.
2003: Earned World Outdoor gold by running the 2nd leg in the semifinal heat for Team USA 1st at Pan Am Games (45.11) 2nd in Pan-Am Games 4X400 relay (3:01.87) 3rd in 400m (44.58) at NCAA Champs2nd at NCAA Outdoors 4x400m relay (3:02.33)5th at U.S. Outdoors (45.29)gold in 4x400m at World Indoors, running in first roundWon the 400m at NCAA Midwest Regional (44.93 then-UM record)Won the Big Ten Outdoor 400m (46.39) and 4x400m (3:09.06) championshipsran anchor leg in 2nd place 4x400m relay team (3:02.33) at NCAA Outdoors4th in 4x400m (3:06.27i) at NCAA Indoorsbests of 20.96 and 44.58ranked #10 in the world (#5 U.S.) at 400m by T&FN.
2002: 1st in 200m Outdoors (21.44PR) at Carleton Relaysinjured remainder of outdoor season...set a career-best in the 200m with (21.68i) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships4th in 4x400m (3:05.54i) at NCAA Indoors1st at Iowa State Qualifier (45.96i UM record)bests in 200m Indoors (21.68) and 400m Indoors (45.96).
2001: Big Ten Outdoor 4x400m champ, 5th in relay at NCAA Outdoors (3:04.12)1st at Sea Ray (45.40 UM record)struggled through the remainder of outdoor season with hamstring problems7th at NCAA Indoors (46.50i)Big Ten Indoor runner-up (46.45i)8th in 4x400m at NCAA Indoors (3:06.61i)best of 45.40.
2000: redshirted indoor and outdoor season

12/23/05

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