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Mitchell Sanders
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Mitchell Sanders

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Hometown Marietta, Ga.
Last School Walton
Year Senior
Event Distance
Mitchell Sanders

Biography

2019 Track:
Indoor: Competed at one meet… set a 1000m PR turning in a time of 2:35.37 at the Clemson Orange & Purple Elite. Outdoor: Did not compete.

2018 Cross Country: 
Competed at eight meets… ran fastest 8K time of the season in 24:52.8 at the ACC Championships… set a 7.6K PR with a time of 25:04.8 at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational… ran a personal-best time of 26:06.0 in the 8.369K at the Penn State Nationals Open.

2018 Track:
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: ran a 3:59.70 in his lone 1500m of the season at the Georgia Tech Invitational … posted a 15:01.36 in the lone 5K of the season at the Tiger Track Classic, finishing fifth overall.

2017 Cross Country:
Recorded a 15:36.6 (16th) in the 5K at the Jacksonville State Opener … appeared in four 8K meets, running a season-best 24:45.0 at the Paul Short Invitational to finish 88th … ran a 25:22.8 at the ACC Championships before turning in a 31:52.9 in his first appearance in the South Regional’s 10K.

2017 Track:
Indoor: Recorded a career-best time of 8:23.22 in the 3000m run at the Meyo Invitational … also ran a 3000-meter time of 8:24.62 at the Vanderbilt Invitational … ran the mile twice with a season-best time coming at the Meyo Invitational (4:13.34). Outdoor: Recorded a season-best time of 14:44.73 in the 5000m run at the Georgia Tech Invitational … also ran a time of 14:47.81 at the Florida Relays … turned in a time of 3:55.81 in the 1500m run at the Tom Jones Memorial.

2016 Track:
Indoor: Competed in the mile event at three indoor meets, the 3000m at two indoor meets and the 4×800 relay at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet … Finished 11th in the mile at the Music City Challenge with a season-best time of 4:14.07 … Finished 13th in the 3000m at the Commodore Invitational with a time of 8:35.49 … Finished 24th in the mile at the ACC Indoor Championships with a time of 4:18.89. Outdoor: Finished 11th in the 1500m at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a season-best time of 3:57.87 … Finished 14th in the 1500m at the Alabama Relays with a time of 3:59.70 … Finished 21st in the 5000m at the Florida Relays with a time of 14:57.15.

2015 Cross Country:
Finished 57th at the Pre-Nationals Invitational, recording an 8k time of 25:47.4 … Finished 62nd at the Commodore Classic, recording an 8k time of 26:16.1.

High School:
A four-year letterwinner in cross country and a three-year letterwinner in track and field under head coach Travis Gower at Walton High School … Led his cross country team as a captain to back-to-back region championships and a fourth place finish at the state meet … Named all-metro cross country as a senior … Placed fourth in 1600m and 3200m at 2015 GHSA 6A state meet … Graduated in the top five percent of his class … Served as a member on the National Science Honors Society.

Personal:
Mother received her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 2014 … Chose Georgia Tech for its engineering reputation, athletics and proximity to Atlanta … Majoring in aerospace engineering.

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