Manteo Mitchell, WCU University alumnus, USA Olympian and Nike Athlete recently addressed Carolina Day School Upper School students with his inspiring message of perseverance and positivity.
“Manteo Mitchell quickly became a story at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Running for Team USA in the prelims of the 4x400m relay, Mitchell suffered a broken leg. When most would have quit, Mitchell finished his leg of the relay and helped Team USA achieve the fastest time ever run in the prelims in the event at the Olympic Games. After the Games when he traveled to the White House, President Obama told Mitchell it was one of his favorite stories from the Games. It was Mitchell's second championship medal in the 4x400m in 2012 after also winning gold at the World Indoor Championships. A graduate of Western Carolina University, he broke numerous school records and reached the NCAA Outdoor Championship three out of four years. He is Western Carolina University’s first Olympian.” (source)
One student in attendance at the Upper School event said, “As a student-athlete who sees myself as a leader both on the field and in the classroom, I learned a lot from Manteo about confidence, perseverance, and ‘treating practice like it’s the competition.’” Thank you to the CDS Black Student Union for bringing Mr. Mitchell to campus!
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