USATF ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY

Dennis Mitchell

DENNIS MITCHELL

Events: 100m, 200m

Height: 5-9

Weight: 155

PRs: 100m: 9.91 (1991); 200m: 20.09 (1989)

Born: February 20, 1966 in Havelock, NC

Current Residence: Gainesville, Fla

High School: Edgewood Regional HS (Atco, NJ) '84

College: Florida '89

Coach: Mike Holloway

Agent: Charlie Wells

Club: unattached

Career Highlights: 1992 Olympic gold medalist (4x100m); '92 Olympic 100 bronze medalist; 1991, 1993 World 100m bronze medalist; 1991, 1993 World champion (4x100m); 4-time U.S. Outdoor 100m champion ('92, '94, '96, '99); 1994 Goodwill Games 100m champion; 3-time GP Final winner; 4th in 100m at 1988 Olympics1982: best of 10.50w.

Mitchell started running at age six, when his father, Edward, couldn't pay a babysitterhis father, a Marine Corps drill sergeant, brought his twins, Dennis and Denise alongwhen the family moved to New Jersey, the two siblings started running with the Willingboro Track ClubDenise, who no longer runs, eventually hit 51.72 for 400m and placed 3rd in the NCAA ChampionshipsDennis was considered better as a quarter-miler in high school, but by 1987 had made his reputation as a dashmanwon All-America honors 12 times at Florida... trained with John Smith in 1994-95has two children: Imani Anise (born 1995) and Malachi Edward (born 1996)was chair of USATF's Athletes Advisory Committee in 1997-98intends to work in special education after retiring from trackin July 1998 he was the focus of reports that he had tested positive for testosterone and epitestosterone, substances that normally carry a two-year bana three-person USATF doping panel cleared him of the charges in a December 1998 ruling his suspension later upheld by the IAAF during the summer of 1999.

1999: Won USA Outdoor 100m (9.97w)did not compete at World Champs, (IAAF suspension)...bests of 10.02 and 20.77.

1998: Did not compete in 100m final at USA Outdoors (10.02 semi)...bests of 10.02 and 20.45.

1997:  Tied for 6th in 60m (6.61) at USA Indoor6th in 100m semi at USA Champsranked #6 in world (#3 U.S.) at 100m by T&FN...bests of 10.02 and 20.62.

1996:  7th in 60m semi at USA Indoorswon 100m at Olympic Trials (9.92)4th in 100m (9.99) at Olympic Games after predicting a win in world record time; anchor on runner-up 4x100mwon 100m at GP Final (9.91 PR)ranked #3 in world (#1 U.S.) at 100m by T&FN...bests of 9.91 and 20.34.

1995: 4th in 60m at USA Indoors3rd in 100m, did not compete in 200m semi at USA Champsdid not finish heats of 100m at World Champs (injured)ranked #9 in world (#3 U.S.) at 100m by T&FN...bests of 10.12 and 20.60.

1994: Won 60m at USA Indoorswon USA Outdoors 100mwon 100m at GP Finalranked #1 in world at 100m by T&FN...bests of 9.94 and 20.63.

1993:  2nd in USA Indoor 60m6th in 60m at World Indoor2nd in 100m at USA Outdoorsbronze in 100m at World Champs; third leg on winning 4x100m6th in 200m at GP Finalranked #4 in world (#3 U.S.) at 100m by T&FN; #7 in U.S. at 200m...bests of 9.99 and 20.25.

1992:  5th in 60m at USA Indoorswon 100m, 7th in 200m at Olympic Trialsbronze in 100m at Olympic Games (10.04); third leg on winning 4x100m (37.40 WR)won 100m at GP Finalranked #2 in world (#1 U.S.) at 100m by T&FN; #10 in world (#6 U.S.) at 200m...bests of 10.04 and 20.20, plus 46.03.

1991:  2nd in 60m heat at USA Indoors, 3rd in 200m heats3rd in 100m, 6th in 200m at USA Outdoorsbronze in 100m (9.91) in World Champs, though many statisticians consider that time to have been aided as a result of a possible false start by Mitchell; third leg on winning 4x100mranked #3 in world (#3 U.S.) at 100m by T&FN... bests of 9.99 and 20.63.

1990:  3rd in 100m, 5th in 200m at USA Outdoorsranked #9 in world (#6 U.S.) at 100m by T&FN; #7 in world (#5 U.S.) at 200m...bests of 10.16 and 20.33.

1989: Won 100m at SEC (10.19) and 200m (20.45)won 200m, false start in 100m heat at NCAA Outdoors; anchored 6th-place 4x100m, anchored 4x400m (disqualified in heat)2nd in 100m at USA Outdoorsranked #3 in world (#2 U.S.) at 100m by T&FN; #6 in world (#3 U.S.) at 200m...bests of 10.03 and 20.091983:  4th in 100m and 200m at USA Juniors...bests of 10.47 and 21.09, plus 46.30 (400m).

1988: Won 55m (6.23) at NCAA Indoor; led-off winning 4x400mwon 100m at SEC (10.24)won 200m, 3rd in 100m at NCAA Outdoors; second leg on runner-up 4x400m; third leg on 6th-place 4x100m2nd in 100m at Olympic Trials4th in 100m at Olympic Games (10.04); led off 4x100m that was disqualified in the heatsranked #5 in world (#3 U.S.) at 100m by T&FN...bests of 10.03 and 20.29.

1987: Won 55m (6.20) and 400m (46.92) at SEC Indoor3rd in USA Indoor 200m Trials5th in 500m at NCAA Indoor; anchor on 5th-place 4x400mwon 100m at SEC (10.19)4th in 200m, 4th in 100m heat at NCAA Outdoors; third leg on 6th-place 4x100m7th in 100m, 5th in 200m semi at USA Champswon World Champs gold after anchoring U.S. 4x100m in the semisranked #8 in U.S. at 100m by T&FN, #10 in U.S. at 200m...bests of 10.12 and 20.36, plus 45.89.

1986: Won 500m heat at NCAA Indoors3rd in 400m heat at USA Outdoors...bests of 10.33 and 20.52, plus 45.26.

1985: Won 100m at SEC (10.21)2nd in 100m heat, 5th in 200m heat at NCAA Outdoors5th in 100m heat, 6th in 200m heat at USA Outdoorswon 100m, 3rd in 200m at USA Juniors...bests of 10.21 and 20.49, plus 45.99.

1984:  2nd in 400m, did not compete in 100m semi at USA Juniorsgold in 400m at Pan Am Juniors; second leg on winning 4x400m...bests of 10.56 and 21.06, plus 46.02

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