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Merrecia James
Merrecia James

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portland, Jamaica

Last College:
G.C. Foster College

Event:
Middle Distance

2006 Indoor Season: Ran 5:05.85 in the 1 Mile on Feb. 17 ... Ran 10:13.87 in the 3,000 on Feb. 13 ... Part of the 4z400-meter relay that ran 3:51.75 on Feb. 17.

2007 Indoor Season: Ran a personal record of 2:08.41 in the 800 ... Ran the top 800-meter time (2:10.57) at 2007 MEAC Championships. 2007 Outdoor Season: Ran 2:08.67 in the 800 meters at the 2006 MEAC Championships.

2008 Indoor Season: Ran a personal record of 2:07.18 in the 800.

2008 Outdoor Season: Ran 2:06.49 in the 800 ... Qualified for NCAA regionals in Tallahassee, Fla., and the NCAA Championship in Des Moines, Iowa ... Ran 2:07.30 in the 800 at the East Regional, placing fifth and was 27th at the championship.

2008 Cross Country Season: Ran six events ... Had four top-10 finishes, coming in as high as second at the Hawks Challenge at UMES with a time of 18:19.99 ... Earned her best time of the season at the Cappy Anderson Invitational at UMES, crossing in 18:18.10 to finish fourth ... Was the top UMES finisher at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional six-kilometer race ... Was 86th in 24:24 ... Earned MEAC Athlete of the Week honors Oct. 22 ... Member of the 2008 MEAC Championship team.

Personal: Born Sept. 16, 1986 in Portland, Jamaica ... Daughter of Merle Stewart ... Major is Exercise Science ... Has personal bests of 4:32.64 in the 1500-meter run, 10:13 in the 3,000-meter run, 17:59.70 in the 5,000 and 5:10.03 in the 1,600 meters ... Helped women's team win the 2008 MEAC Cross Country Championship.