Former WCU Student Competes in Olympics

By Keith Giles, WFSC, Franklin


Former Western Carolina University track & field standout Manteo Mitchell became the first Catamount to compete in the Summer Olympic Games Thursday when he ran for the United States in the men’s 4×400-meter relay team.

The team tied with the Bahamas for first place with a time of 2:58.87. The team will move on to the next round.