After a year of absence, came back strong with a productive junior campaign ... now as a senior, is expected to produce major marks for South Carolina's throws program ... a sound technician and very intense competitor.
2006: Specialized in the shot put during the indoor season ... a seventh-place finish at the Virginia Tech Invitational proved to be a strong opener with a distance of 50-7 1/2 ... at the USC Invitational, a throw of 52-3 3/4 moved him to second-place in the competition ... the SEC Indoor Championships saw a PR throw of 52-10, logging him 13th place ... during the outdoor season, the discus was added ... in the shot put, a 52-8 3/4 season-opener was established at the Weems Baskin Relays ... progressively throwing farther, a 54-1 3/4 toss was thrown at the Florida Relays that may have foreshadowed the 57-7 bomb that was thrown at the SEC Outdoor Championships, worthy of a fifth-place finish ... a 56-3 throw at NCAA Regionals gave him ninth ... in the discus, a season PR was thrown at the Weems Baskin Relays with a 151-5 mark.
2005: Was not enrolled in school.
2004: Redshirted ... competed in several meets unattached.
2003: Finished third in the shot put and placed eighth in the weight throw in his USC debut at the George Mason Early Invitational ... recorded a shot put mark of 50-9 1/4 to finish ninth at the USC Invitational ... finished ninth in the shot put with a mark of 49-5 at the SEC Indoor Championships ... placed third in the shot, 10th in the hammer and seventh in the discus with a season-best mark of 140-3 at the Weems Baskin Relays ... posted a shot put mark of 52-6 3/4 to finish seventh at the Orange & Purple Classic ... finished 11th in the shot put at the SEC Outdoor Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Londonderry High School in 2002 ... coached by Ed Daniels ... prep team won the state indoor and outdoor titles during all four of his years ... received the New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association Scholar Athlete Award his senior year.
PERSONAL: James Patrick Mitchell was born Dec. 12, 1983, in Boston, Mass. ... parents are Paul and Sarah Mitchell ... is a media arts major.