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May 18, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Florida State sophomore Maurice Mitchell and Miami junior Ti’erra Brown were named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Performers of the Week for the period ending May 16, announced today. Mitchell and Brown each won two events at the Georgia Tech Invitational last weekend to collect the final performer of the week honors of the 2010 outdoor season.
Mitchell, who was the most valuable track athlete of both the ACC indoor and outdoor championships, ran a 10.11 in the 100-meter dash preliminary, ranking third in school history and fifth in the nation this season. He followed that performance with a 10.25 in the final to claim the victory. The Kansas City, Mo., native, who was part of the 4x100-meter relay team that earned co-performers of the week accolades last week, again helped the squad to victory with a 39.06 time to beat a field of 20. The time ranks second in the nation and fifth in school history.
Brown, who was a two-time All-ACC performer in the 100 and 400-meter hurdles at last month’s ACC championship, placed first in the 100-meter hurdles in 12.93 and second in the 400-meter hurdles in 55.87. Her 12.82 time in the 100-meter hurdle preliminary is the second fastest time in the nation this season. The Hampton, Va., native also guided the 4x400-meter relay squad to victory in 3:38.20.
ACC outdoor track & field teams are idle until Friday-Saturday, May 28-29, where they will compete in the NCAA Regional Championships in Greensboro, N.C. The 2010 NCAA Championships take place June 9-12.
All ACC men’s and women’s outdoor track & field information can be accessed at theACC.com.