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James Wilson
James Wilson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Yakima, Wash.

High School:
West Valley

Event:
Distances

Experience:
SQ

One of UW's top returnees at 3000-meters ... competed three times for cross country in the fall including a 40th-place finish at the Sundodger.

2007 (Cross Country): Opened with a 40th-place finish at the Sundodger in 25:13 ... ran season-best 25:01 at Willamette Invite in 25th-place finish ... also ran the Mike Hodges Invite, crossing the line 35th overall and fifth on the squad.

2006-07: Ran 3000m twice during the indoor track season, lowering his PR by six seconds at the Last Chance Qualifier, clocking 8:18.59 ... competed three times outdoors, at three distances (1500m, 3000m, 5000m) ... during cross country, was UW's top finisher at the Mike Hodges Invitational, 20th overall ... finished ninth among Huskies at the Pac-10 Championships and was 77th overall in a time of 27:19 ... also competed in the Sundodger Invitational, placing 69th, and the Willamette Invite, placing 34th.

2005-06: Competed in the mile and 3000m indoors, and the 1500m and steeplechase outdoors ... focused mostly on the steeple, earning four top-10 finishes ... season-best finish and time came at Stanford, clocking 9:25.11 to place third ... time was an 18-second improvement over his best the previous year ... ran unattached twice during the 2005 fall season ... would have been UW's No. 6 runner at the Sundodger Invite, his 26th-place finish bettered by only five other Huskies ... also ran unattached at Willamette, placing 38th.

2004-05: Redshirted the cross country and track seasons ... was active during the outdoor track season at distances from 1500m to 5000m ... indoors, competed in the mile and 3000m ... ran unattached at the first three cross country meets of the year before making his official UW debut in the open race at the Pre-National meet ... was the ninth UW finisher, in 64th overall, at the Pac-10 Championships ... placed seventh in unattached debut at the Emerald City Invite ... was 51st at Sundodger, and 34th at Willamette.

High School and Personal: Parents are Gwen and John ... has an older brother, Brian ... the fourth-place state cross country finisher in 2003 ... captained West Valley to a sweep of league, district and state cross country titles as a senior ... won the 2003 Enumclaw Cross Country Invite, and was the ninth-place finisher at the 2003 Nike Border Clash ... a two-time first-team All-Mid-Valley League honoree, and a nominee for Yakima Valley Athlete of the Year honors in 2004 ... followed up an outstanding cross season with a win in the 3200m at the 2004 district track championships ... placed 73rd at the state cross country meet as a junior.

Major Meets
2006 Pac-10 XC - 77th (9th UW)

Collegiate Best Marks:
1500m.......3:55.06
Mile.......4:12.98i
3000m.......8:18.59i
5000m.......15:03.52i
Steeple.......9:18.19

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