Josephus Mitchell
Josephus Mitchell
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C.
High School: R.J. Reynolds
Position: Sprints
Events: Sprints
Major: Exercise Science & Sport Sciences
Minor: Sport Administration


  • competed in four meets this indoor season
  • ran the team’s best 60-meter time (7.12) of the year during the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships (ODAC) on February 25
  • had an eighth place finish in the ODAC Championships
  • had a 10th place finish in the 60 with a time of 7.17 seconds at the Vince Brown Invitational on February 4
  • competed in five outdoor meets for Guilford
  • ran a time of 11.17 in the 100M finals at the ODAC Championship finals, earning three points for the Quakers (4/21)
  • member of the 4x100 relay team which placed fourth (44:51) at the ODAC Championships


  • competed for the outdoor track and field team as a sprinter
  • his best 100-meters mark (11.09 seconds) was at the Aggie Invitational April 15, the best of the team this season
  • placed 11th in the 100 at the ODAC Championships in Lexington, Virginia with a time of 11.32
  • his 100m dash time at the VertKlasse Meeting at High Point University (11.64) is good for fourth best on the team
  • placed 15th in the 200 (23.34) at the ODAC Championships with Guilford’s fastest time of the season
  • missed most of the indoor season with a knee injury


  • named ODAC's 2017-18 Sportsmanship Team
  • set the school indoor record for the 300-meter dash (38.77) at the JDL College Kickoff Classic
  • had a team best in the 60m dash (6.99) at the ODAC Indoor Championships, scoring eight points
  • had the teams 3rd fastest 200 m dash (23.77) at the Captains  Invitational
  • competed in six meets this season, including one in the post season
  • ran his season best in the 100-meter dash (10.88 seconds) at the High Point University Vertklasse Meeting, where he placed eighth, the fastest time among Division III athletes in his event and the fastest time in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). 
  • placed second in the 100 at the ODAC Championships in 10.95 seconds to earn second-team all-league honors 
  • also earned Second Team All-ODAC in the 200 by virtue of his second-place time of 22.25 seconds
  • also ran on the 4 x 100m relay at the Seahawk Invitational at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, which set the school record at 43.57 seconds
  • won the team’s only ODAC Runner of the Week after his performance in the 100 at the High Point Vertklasse Meeting. 


  • Indoor
    • competed in six meets as Guilford’s top sprinter
    • had the teams two best times in the 55-meter dash, including a 6.54 third-fastest in school history
    • ran the best four 60-meter times on the team, including a 6.92, the sixth-fastest in school history
    • set the school record in the 300 with a time of 39.14 at the College Kick-Off Classic
    • came in fifth in the 200 at the ODAC championship (23.10) with the fifth-best time in Guilford history
    • ran the three-fastest 200 times
  • Outdoor
    • participated in seven outdoor meets as Guilford’s top sprinter
    • posted the team’s fastest times in the 100 (10.97) and 200 (22.41)
    • won the 100-meter dash at the Jopson Invitational posting a time of 11.16 seconds
    • ran a personal-best time of 10.97 in the 100 at the High Point Vertklasse Meet
    • at the N.C. A&T Last Chance Meet, ran a personal-best in the 200 (22.41)
    • part of Guilford’s 4x100 relay team that set the school record (44.03) at the ODAC Championships
    • ran on Guilford’s 4x400 relay team that ran the eighth-best time (3:34.10) in school history


  • named to Guilford's fall 2017 Student-Athlete Honor Roll
  • won Guilford's 2017 Comeback of the Year Award
  • member of Blacks Unifying Society Club at Guilford
  • lettered with Guilford's football team for the 2013-2014 season
  • was a four-time all-league performer in track at Reynolds High School
  • also received all-league honors in football
  • three-year letter winner as a sprinter in track at R.J. Reynolds High School
  • sister, Juleonna, played lacrosse at Shenandoah University
  • son of Fanny and Leon Clarke