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Kirani James
Kirani James

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Gouyave, Grenada

Position:
Sprints



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.