2009-10: James comtinued her development in the high jump to become the school record holder in both the indoor and outdoor events...Set the outdoor mark at 5 feet,10 3/4 inches (1.80 meters) at the Beach Invitational on April 17 to win the event...Fell just short in her attempt at six feet at the Beach Invite...Also recorded event victories in a dual meet with Milwaukee (April 2) and the SIU Spring Classic (March 27)...Tweaked ankle during the Marquette Twilight, a week before the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, where she finished 12th...Placed 14th at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the high jump with a leap of 1.74 meters (needed a top-12 finish to advance to the NCAA Championships...During the indoor season, took over the top spot in school history by herself with a leap of 5-10 (1.78 meters) at a dual meet vs. Milwaukee on Jan. 23...In addition to winning the event at the Milwaukee Dual, also won the high jump at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational on Dec. 4...Tied for fifth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, clearing a height of 5-7 (1.70 meters).
2008-09: Moved her way up the all-time lists at the Alex Wilson Invitational, her leap of 5-9.25 leaves her tied for first in the high jump...Hit BIG EAST qualifying marks in each meet competed in during the indoor season... Took first in the Notre Dame Invitational with a leap of 5-7...Took ninth in conference at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, clearing a height of 5-7...Took first in high jump on three separate occasions during the outdoor season...Tied personal best leap of 5-8.75 at the Georgia relays, good for first...Tied for second place after clearing a height of 5-7 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships...Tied for ninth place at the NCAA Mideast Regional and nearly tied personal best height with a jump of 5-8.50.
2007-08: Finished first in three of the first four indoor meets of the season in high jump, with her season best height coming at the Notre Dame Blue and Gold Invitational, clearing a 5-7.25 bar...Placed sixth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in high jump, with a 5-7 jump...At the Baldy Castillo Invitational, recorded a BIG EAST Outdoor Championships and regional qualifying mark, while recording the second-best all-time outdoor high jump height at MU of 5-8.75...Accomplished the same feat a meet later at the Missouri Relays...Finished first at the Iowa Invitational, clearing a 5-7 bar...Season cut short by an injury to her plant foot.
2006-07: Finished first clearing an indoor-best 5-7.25 in the high jump at the Dick Pond Invitational...Tied for tenth at the Big East Championships. Finished first with an outdoor-best height of 5-6.5, also a freshman record, at the Mike Poelein Invitational...Finished 13th at the Big East Championships.
High School: James is an all-conference champion ... Placed 13th in the high jump at the Wisconsin state track meet as a sophomore ... Claimed back-to-back state championships as a junior and s enior in the high jump ... Set school record with jump of 5-7.
Personal: James was born July 16, 1988 and is the daughter of Heidi and Jimmy James...She has two younger siblings, Andrea and Alec... Majoring in journalism.
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