Jamil James
Jamil James

Hometown:
Marabella, Trinidad & Tobago

High School:
Presentation College

Height:
6-0

Event:
Sprints

Year (I/O):
Sr./Sr.


Expected to become a strong SEC contributor in the 200m and 400m ... with a mix of short sprint speed and quarter-mile endurance, James is expected to be a consideration for both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.

2006: The indoor season saw three separate events contested ... in the 55m, ran a 6.50 in the semis of the USC Invitational ... in the 200m, a season personal record was run at the Tyson Invitational, breaking the tape in 21.87 ... in the 400m race, sped to a 49.14 finish at the New Balance Armory Collegiate Invitational ... during the outdoor season, ran a few early 200m races before concentrating on the quarter mile ... opened up his 200m campaign with a 21.93 at the Walt Disney Invitational ... qualified for regionals in the 400 at the Orange & Purple Classic with a fine run of 47.07 ... while at the East Regional Championships, ran 47.24 to finish 14th before running the second leg of the first place 4x400m relay team.

2005: Competed in the 200- and 400-meters during both the indoor and outdoor seasons as a true freshman ... turned in his best times at the Tyson Invitational, running the 200m in 21.72 and the 400m in 47.47 ... placed 15th in the SEC Indoor Championships in the 400m dash with a time of 47.56 ... ran a 47.52 at the Last Chance Meet ... ran his best 400m time of 46.92 during the outdoor season at the Tennessee Quad Meet ... top 200m time of 21.52 was turned in at the Orange & Purple Classic ... competed in both events at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... finished 23rd in the 200 (21.79) and 19th in the 400 (48.00) ... placed 15th in the 400m dash at the NCAA East Regional meet with a time of 47.52.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Presentation College in San Fernado, Trinidad & Tobago, in 2004 ... lettered four times for coach Trevor James ... also lettered in soccer ... was a member of the World Junior team in 2003 and 2004, the Pan America Juniors and Pan American Seniors ... was the 2004 World Junior bronze medalist in the 200-meters ... awarded Most Outstanding Athlete in 2002.

PERSONAL: Jamil Junior James was born Sept. 16, 1986, in Trinidad & Tobago ... parents are Trevor and Margaret James ... pursuing a degree in retailing ... also considered LSU, Tennessee and Auburn before choosing Carolina.