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James Cameron
Position: Distances
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lake Forest, Calif.
High School: Mission Viejo
Experience: 1 Letter

Cameron Features
» A Sketch Of Life (UW Daily; Feb. 7, 2012)
» Q&A With James Cameron (GoHuskies.com; Feb. 24, 2011)
» Cameron Named GoHuskies.com Student-Athlete Of The Week (GoHuskies.com; March 7, 2011)

2014 (Track): Suffered an injury in the second meet of the indoor season that sidelined him for the rest of the year … anchored the DMR to a third-place finish at the UW Invitational in a time of 9:44.15, but then was injured the next day in the 3,000-meters … at the first meet of the year, he ran 2:29.04 for 1,000-meters, and ran on the 4x800-meter relay.

2012-13 (Track): 
Returned to action after missing the fall with a back injury … focused on the steeplechase and 1,500-meters outdoors … best steeple time of the season was 9:23.20 at the Ken Shannon Invite … season-best 1,500-meters of 3:50.81 came at the Mt. SAC Relays … ran the steeple at the Pac-12 Championships, but took a fall and was unable to finish … ran just once indoors, at the MPSF Championships, where he finished 27th in the 3,000-meters ... (Cross Country): Missed the fall after hurting his back in fall practice.

2011-12: Redshirted track and cross country seasons while coming back from an ankle injury.

2010-11 (Track): Breakthrough sophomore season saw him become the fourth Washington athlete ever to break the four-minute mile barrier, and go on to score at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... at the UW Final Qualifier, he powered to a blistering time of 3:58.51 to hit the NCAA automatic qualifying mark and post the second-fastest mile in school history ... advanced to the NCAA mile final by taking fourth in the prelims in a time of 4:01.33 ... placed eighth in the NCAA mile final in 4:01.88, earning First Team All-America status ... also ran top-five all-time marks in the 3,000-meter and the 5,000-meters indoors ... time of 8:00.17 in the 3k at the Husky Classic is third-fastest in school history, and his sixth-place 5k run at the MPSF Championships in 13:54.77 is fourth in school history ... outdoors, had his season cut short by an ankle injury suffered going over a steeplechase barrier ... opened his outdoor season with another PR in the 5,000-meters at the Stanford Invitational, clocking 13:51.83, the No. 3 mark all-time outdoors ... ran 9:02.83 to take second at the Pepsi Team Invitational in his first steeplechase of the season ... cut nine seconds off his PR in his only 1,500-meter run of the year, clocking 3:44.90 to take 11th in the invitational section at the Mt. SAC Relays ... (Cross Country): Came on strong towards the end of the season, running in UW's top-three for the first time at the final three meets of the year ... placed 42nd in his first NCAA West Regional meet, running 31:00 for his first 10k to help UW place sixth ... was the second Husky finisher at the Pac-10 meet, placing 35th overall at Jefferson Park Golf Course, a seven-spot improvement from his freshman year ... second on the team as well at the Pre-National Meet, finishing No. 103 ... finished 17th overall at the Sundodger Invite at Lincoln Park.

2009-10 (Track): Ran everything from the mile up to 5,000-meters in his first track season ... competed four times during the outdoor season, highlighted by a ninth-place finish in the Pepsi Team Invite 1,500-meter run, where he crossed in a season-best 3:53.97 ... opened the outdoor season with his first 5,000-meters, finishing in 14:30.09 at the Stanford Invitational ... indoors, ended the season with a big PR in the mile run, clocking 4:06.99 at the UW Final Qualifier, placing ninth ... ran at the MPSF Championships, running the anchor 1,600m leg on UW's DMR that took fifth in a time of 9:47.01 ... also was 12th in the MPSF 3k in 8:13.14, a season-best by five seconds ... (Cross Country): The only true freshman to compete attached during the year ... started his career off with an unattached eighth-place finish at the Sundodger in 24:23 ... was UW's No. 7 runner at the Notre Dame Invite, placing 79th ... ran at the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, placing 42nd in 24:33 as Washington's seventh finisher ... was ninth overall and third amongst Huskies at the Mike Hodges Invite.

High School and Personal: Born in Mission Viejo, California ... parents are Kathy and John Cameron ... has one older brother, Ian, and one older sister, Sarah ... a Footlocker National Championship competitor as a senior, placing 26th in December, 2008 ... qualified for Footlocker Nationals with a sixth-place finish at the West Regional meet ... took 13th in the 1500-meters at the 2009 U.S. Junior Track Championships ... won the South Coast league cross country title as a senior and finished sixth at the Division-I California state meet to earn first team All-State ... ranked in the top-20 nationally in the 1600-meters ... finished sixth in he 1600-meter run at the California D-I state meet earning All-State honors ... graduated with a 3.5 GPA.

Major Meets
2009 Pac-10 XC - 42nd (7th UW)
2010 MPSF TF - 12th, 3000m; 5th, DMR
2010 Pac-10 XC - 35th (2nd UW)
2010 Regional XC - 42nd (3rd UW)
2011 MPSF TF - 6th, 3000m; 6th, 5000m
2011 NCAA Indoors - 8th, Mile (All-America First Team)
2013 MPST TF - 27th, 3000m
2013 Pac-12 TF - DNF, 3000m Steeplechase

Outdoor Bests
1500m.......3:44.90
3000m Steeple.......9:02.83
5000m.......13:51.83

Indoor Bests
800m.......1:52.68
1000m.....2:29.04
Mile.......3:58.51
3000m.......8:00.17
5000m.......13:54.77

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