Maurice Mitchell (born December 22, 1989) in Kansas City, Missouri, Mitchell was a standout athlete while attending Raytown South High School and won eight state titles and broke the state records for the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. He received an athletic scholarship to study social science at Florida State University and began competing collegiately for the Florida State Seminoles in 2009. In his first championship outing he came second over 200 m and third in the 60-meter dash at the Atlantic Coast Conference indoor meet (running a personal record of 6.60 seconds at the latter event). He came third at the ACC outdoor meet and ran a best of 20.64 seconds for the 200 m that season.
In his sophomore year at Florida State he began by winning the ACC 60 m title and repeating as 200 m runner-up. He gained his first All-America honors by reaching the 60 m final at the NCAA Indoor Championship. He won four titles at the ACC Outdoor Championship, taking the 100 m and 200 m individual titles as well as the 4×100-meter relay and 4×400-meter relay team titles. He ran a personal record of 20.24 seconds for the 200 m to win the NCAA East Regional qualifier. At the NCAA Outdoor Championship he was a semi-finalist in both the short sprints and helped the 4×100 m relay team to second in the final. Based on his performances, he was selected for the 2010 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics in Miramar, Florida and he won the 100 m bronze medal with a personal best run of 10.14 seconds and won the relay for the United States, alongside Curtis Mitchell.
Maurice is an American track and field sprinter who specializes in the 200-meter dash. He has a personal record of 20.13 seconds in that event and has bests of 6.55 seconds for the 60-meter dash and 10 seconds for the 100-meter dash. He represented the United States in the relay at the 2011 World Championships and was selected to compete at the 2012 London Olympics.
While competing for Florida State University he won three NCAA Outdoor Championship titles, taking 200 m titles in 2011 and 2012 as well as a relay title in 2011. He also won 13 Atlantic Coast Conference titles and was chosen as the ACC Outdoor Performer of the Year three years running