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Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
Position: Sprints
Height: 6'1"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: London, England
High School: Jamaica College
Major: International Trade & Finance
Born: 04/02/1994
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/29/2015

Events: 60M (6.65), 100M (10.09), 200M (IN: 20.51; OUT: 19.95)

NCAA Champion
5-time All-American
5-time SEC Champion
6-time All-SEC
2016 Olympian
2016 SEC Commissioners Trophy
2016 SEC Men's Outdoor Runner of the Year
2016 USTFCCCA Men's South Central Region Track Athlete of the Year
2016 USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men's Athlete of the Week (April 19)
2016 Bowerman Award Watch List
2013 European Junior Champion (200 Meters)
2-time SEC Men's Runner of the Week

2016
One of the NCAA's most dominant sprinters during his junior season in 2016 ... Crowned an NCAA Champion in the 4x100-meter relay as he teamed with Jaron Flournoy, Renard Howell and Tremayne Acy for a record-setting performance at the 2016 NCAA Divsion I Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Anchored LSU's sprint relay team that smashed the Hayward Field record at the University of Oregon with a winning time of 38.42 seconds in the national final to win the program's ninth NCAA title in the event all-time ... Earned All-America honors as the eighth-place finisher in the 100-meter final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Matched his wind-legal personal best with a time of 10.09 (+1.3) in the NCAA semifinal of the 100-meter dash ... Did not line up in the NCAA final of the 200 meters after pulling up at the finish line with an injury in the 4x100-meter relay ... Was the top qualifying semifinalist in the 200 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a wind-legal 20.17 (+1.6) ... Cruised through NCAA qualifying in both the 100 meters and 200 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Florida ... Clocked times of 10.29 (-0.7) and 10.20 (+1.3) in the 100 meters and 20.54 (+0.2) and 19.96w (+3.6) in the 200 meters to advance through the national quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Also anchored LSU's sprint relay team to the top quarterfinal time of 39.04 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... The star of the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships as the winner of the SEC Commissioners Trophy presented to the top individual point scorer of the meet ... Became the first LSU Tiger since Richard Thompson in 2008 to win three SEC Outdoor gold medals as a triple SEC Champion during the outdoor season ... Swept SEC Outdoor titles in the 100 meters (10.16) and 200 meters (19.95) as the SEC's top sprinter for the 2016 season ... Wind-legal PR of 19.95 (+0.4) in the SEC final moved him to No. 2 on LSU's all-time outdoor performance list and No. 7 in collegiate history in the event ... Also finished just one one-hundredth of a second behind John Regis' British record of 19.94 in the event ... Anchord LSU's 4x100-meter relay that destroyed the meet record at the SEC Outdoor Championships by nearly two tenths of a second with the eighth-fastest time in collegiate history at 38.33 ... Cashed in on his performance at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a selection as the SEC Men's Outdoor Runner of the Year for 2016 ... Also named the Men's South Central Region Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for his efforts ... Opened his outdoor season by sprinting to a wind-legal PR of 10.09 (+1.0) to win the 100-meter title at the Texas Invitational ... Honored as the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men's Athlete of the Week and SEC Men's Runner of the Week following his NCAA-leading performance at the Texas Invitational ... Ran a wind-aided 20.14 (+3.6) in his outdoor debut in the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Ran on winning 4x100-meter relays at the Hurricane Twilight (39.33), Texas Invitational (38.95) and LSU Alumni Gold (38.94) during the outdoor season ... Crowned the SEC Indoor Champion and NCAA Indoor Silver Medalist in the 200-meter dash during the indoor season ... Followed an indoor PR of 20.51 in the qualifying round with a winning time of 20.53 in the final to win the 200-meter title at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Climbed into the No. 3 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list with his indoor best of 20.51 in the SEC prelims ... Added two more points at the SEC Indoor Championships with a seventh-place finish in the 60-meter final after running 6.71 in the qualifying round and 6.72 in the final ... Finished as the NCAA Indoor runner-up in the 200 meters with times of 20.64 and 20.63 at the NCAA Indoor Championships held at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama ... Lined up in the 200 meters for the first time indoors at the Power Five Conference Clash also held at the Birmingham Crossplex where he won the event with a time of 20.57 in the final ... Named the SEC Men's Runner of the Week for the first time following his season-opening victory in the 200 meters ... Ran his fastest 60 meters of the season at the LSU Twilight where he clocked back-to-back personal bests of 6.68 in the prelims and 6.65 in the final for second place overall ... Tied for the No. 5 spot on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the 60 meters with his career-best time of 6.65 ... Followed the collegiate season by making his Olympics debut in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he ran the 200 meters for the United Kingdom ... An Olympics semifinalist in the event as he placed 11th overall in his first Olympic Games with times of 20.24 (+1.0) in the prelims and 20.25 (-0.2) in his semifinal heat ... Placed fifth in the 200-meter final at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2015
Did not compete for the Tigers during the 2015 season.

2014
An All-SEC and All-American performer in the 4x100-meter relay for the second-straight season … Ran the leadoff leg for the Tigers for much of the 2014 season after running the third leg during his freshman season … Led off the Tigers to a seasonal-best time of 38.68 seconds as he teamed with Aaron Ernest, Tremayne Acy and Shermund Allsop in to earn a runner-up finish in the sprint relay final at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Lexington, Kentucky … Led the team off to a bronze-medal-winning third-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships while running back-to-back times of 38.85 in the semifinal and final rounds at Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene … Was also an NCAA semifinalist in the 200-meter dash for the second-straight season … Clocked a wind-legal 20.93 (-0.6) in a 12th-place finish in the 200-meter semifinals at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Earned his place in the semifinals for the second year in a row as the ninth-fastest qualifier in the 200 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Florida … Clocked back-to-back seasonal bests of 20.84 (+0.8) for 13th place in the first round of qualifying and 20.69 (+1.2) for ninth place in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … Also led off LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team to a qualifying time of 39.04 for third place overall in the national quarterfinals in Jacksonville … Committed a false start in the first round of qualifying in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds … An SEC finalist in the 200 meters for the second year in a row … Scored one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish in the 200 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships after clocking 21.03 (-0.2) in the preliminary round and 21.00 (-0.5) in the conference final … Earned an 11th-place finish in the 200 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold with a season-opening wind-aided time of 21.20 (+4.1) … Sprinted to a wind-legal personal best of 10.42 (+1.7) for sixth place in his first 100-meter race of the outdoor season at the LSU Invitational … Earned a 15th-place finish in the 100 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 10.63w (+2.1) in qualifying … Made his outdoor season debut as the leadoff leg of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay that clocked 38.90 in a victory at the LSU Alumni Gold … Led off LSU to a runner-up finish at the 120th Penn Relays with a time of 38.83 … Ran in only four meets during the indoor season while nursing a hamstring injury … Clocked an indoor personal best of 20.98 in a runner-up finish in the 200 meters at the Texas A&M Triangular, becoming the No. 9-ranked 200-meter sprinter indoors in school history … Did not finish his qualifying heat in the 200 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships while pulling up with an injury … Earned a runner-up finish in the 200 meters at New Mexico Team Invitational with an altitude-adjusted time of 21.11 … Ran 6.89 in his only 60-meter race of the season for a 13th-place finish at the Aggie Invitational.

2013
A welcomed addition to LSU’s sprints and relays group as one of the premier freshmen performers in the NCAA during the 2013 season … Crowned an SEC champion and earned All-America honors while running the third leg of LSU’s 4x100-meter relay team during the outdoor season … Teamed with Damar Forbes, Ernest and Allsop to clock a seasonal best of 38.78 for a fourth-place finish in the national final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Eugene, Oregon … Broke 39 seconds in back-to-back races at the NCAA Outdoor Championships while also running 38.94 in the semifinal round … Also an NCAA semifinalist in the 200-meter dash in his debut at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Ran a seasonal best wind-aided time of 20.67 (+3.1) in the national semifinal en route to a 16th-place finish in the 200 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Sprinted to a wind-legal personal best of 20.76 (+1.7) in the national quarterfinal for the 10th-best qualifying time at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, North Carolina … Ran back-to-back wind-legal personal records at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds as he also clocked 20.92 (+0.7) for the 15th-fastest time in the qualifying round … Also competed in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, finishing in 25th place in the first round of qualifying with his wind-legal PR of 10.43 (+1.3) … Helped the Tigers advance to the national semifinals of the 4x100-meter relay after running the third leg on the team that clocked 39.19 for the second-fastest time of the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Prelims … Crowned an SEC Champion in the 4x100-meter relay while running the third leg on the team that took the title in 38.98 at the SEC Outdoor Championships held in Columbia, Missouri … Scored two points for the Tigers with a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Clocked 21.03 (+0.9) in his first career 200-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships after running 21.06 (+1.7) for the seventh-fastest time in the preliminary round … Finished in 19th place in the 100 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships after posting 10.46 (+1.7) in the qualifying round … Opened the outdoor season by clocking a wind-aided seasonal best of 10.40 (+2.6) for a runner-up finish in the 100 meters at the Louisiana Classics … Broke 21 seconds in the 200 meters for the first time in his collegiate career with a wind-aided run of 20.98 (+2.7) for fourth place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Set indoor personal bests of 6.79 in the 60-meter dash and 21.08 in the 200-meter dash during his freshman season indoors in 2013 … Recorded back-to-back indoor PRs of 21.08 in the 200 meters in a fourth-place finish at the Tyson Invitational and 10th-place finish in the preliminary round at the SEC Indoor Championships … Tied for the No. 10 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the men’s 200 meters with his indoor PR of 21.08 … Finished in 18th place in the 60-meter dash at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 6.82 in qualifying … Also ran the third leg on LSU’s bronze-medal-winning 4x400-meter relay team at the SEC Indoor Championships … Split 47.44 seconds on the third leg as he helped lead the Tigers to a third-place finish in the SEC Indoor final of the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:07.89 … Raced to PR of 6.79 in the 60 meters with an 18th-place finish in the semifinal round at the Tyson Invitational … Saw improvement in his 60-meter performance at the Armory Collegiate Invitational after running 6.82 in the prelim round and 6.84 for sixth place in the consolation final in the event held at New York’s Armory Track & Field Center … Also lined up in the 200 meters during the 2013 indoor season at the Texas A&M Triangular (21.42), Razorback Invitational (21.40), Armory Collegiate Invitational (21.70) and Alex Wilson Invitational (21.35) … Dropped his PR in the 200 meters to 20.62 following the collegiate season while competing for Great Britain at the 2013 European Athletics Junior Championships in Rieti, Italy … Clocked back-to-back personal bests in the 200 meters with efforts of 20.70 (+1.5) in the semifinal and 20.62 (-0.7) in the final while being crowned the European Junior Champion as the gold medalist.

PRIOR TO LSU
An emerging sprint talent who joined the LSU Track & Field program in the fall of 2012 following his prep career at Jamaica College in Kingston ... Set personal records of 10.49 in the 100-meter dash and 21.49 in the 200-meter dash at Jamaica College ... Won the fifth preliminary heat in the 200 meters with a PR of 21.49 (+1.8) in the qualifying round at the 2012 Jamaican Boys & Girls Championships in Kingston ... Took home the 200-meter bronze medal at Champs during the 2012 season after clocking 21.72 in the final into a strong headwind of 3.3 meters per second ... Improved from his fourth-place finish in the 200-meter final at Champs as a high school junior in 2011 ... Represented Great Britain in the 200 meters at the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championships held in Lille, France ... Advanced to the semifinal round of the 200-meter dash in his first international competition for Great Britain ... Ran 21.54 into a headwind of 1.5 meters per second to win the 200-meter crown at the 2011 Jamaican National Junior Championships held in Kingston ... Set his 100-meter PR of 10.49 in winning the event title at the 2011 Jamaica College Invitational ... Anchored Jamaica College to a runner-up finish in the Championship of America 4x100-meter relay at the 2012 Penn Relays with their run for 40.57 in the final ... Finished runner-up to the winning time of 40.34 by Wolmer's Boys ... A native of London, England, who attended Mayfield High School before moving to Mandeville, Jamaica, with his family ... Named the Sportsman of the Year at Mayfield High School during the 2005-06 school year ... Received the Jack Petchey Award for Athletic Excellence in 2005 ... Honored with a selection to the Order of the Griffin at Jamaica College during his senior season in 2012.

PERSONAL
Full name is Nethaneel Joseph Mitchell-Blake ... Born on April 2, 1994, in Newham, London, England ... Parents are Joseph Blake and Audrey Mitchell-Blake ... Has three brothers, Justin, Raphael and Christian ... Also has three sisters, Natasha, Tanieka and Jazmin ... Attended Mayfield High School in England before moving to Mandeville, Jamaica, with his family ... Finally resided in Kingston to attend school at Jamaica College ... Majoring in international trade and finance.