Piscataway's Mitchell Signs NLI With Kennesaw State

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Kaelen Mitchell of Piscataway, one of the premier long jumpers in the nation, announced that he has signed his National Letter of Intent with Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

Check out our recent in depth Q and A interview with Mitchell.

The 5-11, 170-pound Mitchell has taken the country by storm this indoor season, improving his LJ PR by more  than three feet!! 

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At last month's prestigious VA Showcase at the Virginia Beach Sports Center, Mitchell finished first by exploding for a NJ No.4 all-time indoor leap of 24-3.25, No. 3 in the nation this season.

Mitchell also came up with huge long jump victories last month with marks of 24-2.25 at the Energice Coaches Hall of Fame Invitational, and 23-5.25 at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic.

The only jumpers in NJ indoor history to go further than Mitchell are the legendary Carl Lewis of Willingboro, the state record holder with the 25-5.50 he went at the 1979 Eastern States Championships at Princeton's Jadwin Gym, Gerard Reynolds of Willingboro (24-5.25 in 1990), and Hanif Kendrick of Franklin (24-3.75 in 2007).

Mitchell will be back in action at the Adidas Indoor Nationals (Feb.26-28) at the Virginia Beach Sports Center.