Taking the baton on the third leg of the 4×100 meter relay finals Maurice Mitchell Florida State/Raytown South put some distance on the field and Brandon Byram anchored the Seminoles home to win the 4×1 title in 38.77. Less than 40 minutes later Mitchell returned to the track for the 200 final. From lane six he scorched the track and the field in 19.99 to win his first individual title with an illegal wind of 2.3. It was still a stadium record I believe breaking Michael Johnson’s mark. He beat the field by almost 4/10ths of a second. The runner-up was Marek Nitt of Arkansas in 20.38. Maurice’s teammate Brandon Byram added 5 points with fourth place finish in 20.41, 1/100th of a second from 3rd place. Hopefully that one team point won’t make a difference in the team battle.
With the 4×400 to go the Florida State Men lead Florida by 4 points. FSU has no 4×400 and Florida is running out of lane 1. Their lead off leg is Christian Taylor who just won the triple jump in 58-4.75!!!!
We’ll see how much that took out of him.
Photos to come!!!