PR: 1:45.86 (2005)
Born: February 15, 1983 in Iowa City, Iowa
Current Residence: Lawrence, Kansas
High School: Iowa City (Iowa) HS 01
College: Kansas 05
Agent: Chris Layne
Career Highlights: 5th at 2005 USA Outdoor Champs; 4th at NCAA Outdoor Champs
Mims staked his claim as one of Americas finest 800m runners with his fifth-place finish at the USA Outdoor Championships and fourth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Track & Field News recognized his efforts in ranking him #4 nationally following the 2005 season. As a senior at the University of Kansas, Mims broke one of the oldest KU school records in March of 2005, when he ran the 800 meters in 1 minute, 47.04 seconds as the Iowa State Indoor Qualifier. Mims effort bettered the previous Jayhawk record held by National Track & Field Hall of Famer Jim Ryun set in 1967. Mims was a three-year letter-winner in cross country, two-year letter-winner in track and a one-year letter-winner in basketball. He ran on the national champion medley relay team at the adidas Championships and was part of numerous state champion relay teamsa Sociology major at Kansas.
3rd at Kansas
Relays (1:48.61)…best of 1:48.61.
2005: 4th at NCAA Outdoor Champs (1:45.86PR)5th at USA Outdoor Champs (1:47.43)7th at NCAA Indoors (1:48.28)ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 1:45.86.
2004: 1st at Kansas Relays (1:50.82)best of 1:50.82.
2003: 7th in opening round at USA Outdoor Champs (1:50.58)7th in opening round at NCAA Outdoors1st at Kansas Relays (1:50.51)runner-up at Midwest Regional (1:48.04)best of 1:48.04.
2002: 10th at USA Junior Champs (1:53.42)best of 1:52.04.