Track and Field



Year: Senior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Miami


2009: During her first season with the Knights, James set UCF school records in three individual events...Was named Conference USA[apos]s Athlete of the Week on Jan. 20...Advanced to the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60m hurdles...She finished fifth in the event to earn All-American honors...Set a school record in the event with a time of 8.17 at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet...Also advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships and claimed 12th in the 100m hurdles...Finished second in the same event at the NCAA East Regionals, setting a school record in the finals with a time of 13.03 seconds...Finished fourth in the 100m hurdles at the C-USA Outdoor Championships...Part of the record-setting shuttle hurdles relay team which won the prestigious Penn Relays and an ACCUSPLIT relay award...Named UCF[apos]s track and field athlete of the week on five occasions.
2008: Did not compete after transferring.
Prior to UCF: Was a member of the track and field teams for both Tennessee and Miami...Had an impressive 2007 season at Tennessee...In the F.S. Husker Indoor Invitational, claimed first place in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.41...Also competed in both the 55-meter hurdles and 60-meter dash...In the outdoor season, came in third at the Wake Forest Open and ninth at the SEC Championships in the 100-meter hurdles...Also finished seventh in the long jump at the Wake Forest Open...Was a member of the school-record Shuttle Hurdle Relay team at the Pepsi Florida Relays...Ran in the prelims at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 4x100-meter relay, helping the team to a second-place heat finish...In high school, was a three-time Florida state champion and the state record holder in the 100-meter hurdles...The Nike national champion in the 100-meter hurdles in 2005...Member of the USA Junior World Team in 2003 and finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles.
Personal: Born in Miami, Fla...Daughter of Brecinta Pickett and Nathaniel James...Major is marketing.
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