87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer
Yellow Jackets gaining real-world experience at a variety of world-class organizations
Georgia Tech cross country had five men, one woman earn conference honor
2016 Cross Country:
Raced in five meets … Finished second in the head-to-head meet with Kennesaw State with an 8k time of 25:45.5 … Recorded career bests in the 8k at the ACC Championships with a time of 24:34.3 and in the 10k at the NCAA South Regionals with a time of 31:52.9 … Also raced at the Roy Griak Invitational and at the Crimson Classic … Finished in the top-seven Yellow Jackets every meet he raced.
Indoor: Competed in the mile event at three indoor meets, the 3000m at two indoor meets and the 4x800 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.
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.
Full name is Mitchell Thomas Sanders ... Born Jun. 23, 1997 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Jim and Teresa Sanders ... Has two sisters Katie and Christie ... Mother, Teresa, 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.