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Kirani James
Kirani James

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gouyave, Grenada

Position:
Sprints



06/06/2013

Track and Field Scores on Day Two of the NCAA Outdoor Championships

Junior Kamal Fuller scored in the long jump while freshman Elias Hakansson scored in the hammer throw

Accolades:
Track:
• NCAA Outdoor Champion, 400m (2010)
• NCAA Outdoor All-American, 400m (2010)
• NCAA Indoor All-American, 400m (2010)
• CARIFTA Games Champion, 400m (2007, '08, `09)
• CARIFTA Games Champion, 200m (2008)
• Commonwealth Youth Games Champion, 400m (2008)
• Pan American Junior Championships Champion, 400m (2009)
• World Youth Championships Champion, 200m (2009)
• World Youth Championships Champion, 400m (2009)

Career Bests:
• 200m - 20.94
• 400m - 45.01

Freshman (2009-10)
Finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 400m with a time of 45.63 ... finished second at the SEC meet with a personal best and the fastest indoor 400m in school history with a time of 45.24 ... took top honors in the 400m against a field of 65 runners with a 45.79 finish ... Ran the Tide's second fastest indoor 200m in program history with time of 20.94 to finish second at the Texas A&M Challenge ... was part of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished third at the SEC Championships with a time of 3:09.59 ... contributed to the team's fastest 4x400-meter relay of the season with a 3:09.27 finish at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational ,,, won the NCAA outdoor title in the 400ms with a time of 45.05 ... ran his fastest outdoor 400ms of the season with a 45.01 finish to win the SEC Championship ... was part of the 4x100-meter relay team that posted a season best time of 39.64 to finish sixth at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... helped the 4x100-meter relay team win at the Alabama Relays ... as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team he contributed to a fifth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a finish of 3:06.89 ... finished sixth in the event at the NCAA East Region Championships with a season best time of 3:05.65, the seventh fastest time in school history ...

Prep and Personal
Won the gold medal in the 400m at the 2007 CARIFTA Games in the under 17 category with a time of 47.86 ... won silver medals at the 2007 World Youth Championships with a time of 46.96, a time which is the fastest run by a 14 year old ... repeated as CARIFTA Games 400m champion in 2008, in addition to winning the 200m with a time of 21.38 ... won the silver medal at the 2008 World Youth Championships with a time of 45.70, which is his nation, youth, and junior record and the fastest time ever run by a 15 year old ... won the gold medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games with a new games record of 46.66 ... in his under-20 debut at the 2009 CARIFTA Games, James defeated the defending 400m champion to win with a time of 45.45 ... his 45.45 easily set a new championship record, beating Usain Bolt's six-year-old mark of 46.35 ... James became the first youth athlete to complete a 200/400m double gold at the 2009 World Youth Championships ... won the 400m at the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships ... Birthday: September 1, 1992.

     
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