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Sam James
 Sam James
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bentonville, Ark.

High School:
Bentonville

Height:
5-11

Event:
XC/Distance

Experience:
3L

2010 Outdoor - Academic All-Big 12 First Team... finished 10th in 800M at Big 12 Championship... ran leg of 4x400 relay that finished 10th at Big 12 meet... clocked best time of season at Jim Click Shootout at 1:51.14 finishing sixth.

2010 Indoor -
Posted three top three finishes in the 800M at five meets... finished 11th at Big 12 Championship... ran leg of 4x400 relay team that finished ninth at Big 12 Championship.

2009 - Redshirt indoor, outdoor and cross country seasons.

2008 Cross Country - Finished 21st in only race of year at the Cowboy Jamboree running 20:47.60 on the 6K course.

2008 Outdoor - Posted a regional qualifying time of 1:51.01 in the preliminary heat of the 800m at the Big 12 Championship...finished sixth in the event...won the Ward Haylett Invitational with a time of 1:51.65.

2008 Indoor - Finished in the top four every meet but one in the 800m...posted a personal best time of 1:51.81 in winning the Conference Challenge...finished seventh at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 1:54.21.

2007 Cross Country - Competed in one event for the Wildcats... Ran a 8K time of 36:55 at the Mid-West Championships.. 2007 Outdoor - Finished season with a personal best in the 800M after clocking a 1:51.48 in the preliminary heats at the Big 12 Championship, finishing 10th... Took first at the Nebraska Invitational with a mark of 1:52.58.

2007 Indoor - Ran in eight races as a freshman... Had top 600Y mark of 1:10.87 at the Sevigne Husker Invitational to take third... Finished third in the 800M at the Conference Challenge with a run of 1:53.11... Had personal-best time of 1:52.67 in the 800M at the ISU Classic.

Bentonville HS - Part of the 2004 and 2006 4x400m state championship team... Won the 4x800m relay from 2004-06 at Arkansas state meet... Was the 2005 400m State champion...Named Indoor All-State team from 2005-06... Earned outdoor All-State honors from 2004-06.

Personal - Born April 30, 1988, in Denver, Colo... Parents are Andy and Laura James... Majoring in mechanical engineering.