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  James Jackson

James Jackson

Player Profile


Aiken, S.C.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 135



2009 XC: Recorded best time of season with a 26:42.84 mark at the USC Upstate Invitational (10/17) ... Finished 32nd at the A-Sun Championships (10/31) with a time of 26:36, helping the Spartans earn a tie for third ... Finished 22nd at the Eye Opener, helping lead the Spartans to a third-place finish.

2009 Outdoor: Competed in the 10,000 meters at the A-Sun Championships, leading the Spartans with a finish in 34:15.87 (5/15) ... Saw best 10k finish at the Duke Invitational in 33:20.43 (4/3) ... Set school record in the 5,000-meter run at the 49er Classic with a time of 15:49.53 (3/21) ... Competed in the 800-meter run at the Furman Invitational (4/11) and 49er Classic (3/21) ... Earned best finish in the 3,000-meter run at the 49er Classic with a time of 9:22.39 (3/21) ... Set season-best time in the 1,500 meters at the Winthrop Invitational, finishing in 4:19.49 (3/27) ... Also competed in the 1,600 and 3,200-meter relays at the Wofford Dual Meet (4/17) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

2008-09 Indoor: Led all Spartans with a 10th-place finish in the 5,000-meter run and set a school record with a time of 15:36.05 at the A-Sun Championships (2/20) ... Earned his best time in the mile run with a 4:43.53 finish and in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:26.59 at the Carolina Invitational (2/13) ... Competed in the mile and 5,000-meter runs at the ETSU Niswonger Invitational (1/31) ... Earned his second-best time in the mile with a 4:43.85 finish at the UNC Classic, where he also competed in the 3,000-meter run (1/24) ... Competed in the 800-meter run at the Appalachian Limited (1/17).

2008 XC: Led the Spartans with a 30th-place finish at A-Sun Championships with a season-best time of 26:28 ... Named to the A-Sun All-Freshmen team, becoming first men's cross country athlete to earn a conference award ... Finished first among the Spartans in each meet ... Led the Spartans to a 12th-place finish of 22 teams at the Mercer Invitational (9/27) with a 30th-place finish ... Finished 27th at the Furman Invitational (10/11) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

Before USC Upstate: Lettered in cross country and track and field at Aiken ... Earned all-state honors in cross country in 2007 with a 10th-place finish at the state meet.

Personal: Born on April 18, 1989 ... Son of Robert and Janice Jackson ... Has one brother, Paul ... Psychology major ... Favorite band is Red Hot Chili Peppers ... Dream job is to be a sports psychologist for a major sports team.

Jackson's Personal Bests
Indoor Track & Field
800-Meter Run	2:11.25, Appalachian Limited (1/17/09)
3,000-Meter Run	9:26.59, Carolina Invitational (2/13/09)
5,000-Meter Run	16:07.98, ETSU Niswonger Invitational (1/31/09)
Mile Run	4:43.53, Carolina Invitational (2/13/09)
Outdoor Track & Field
800-Meter Run	2:10.53, Furman Invitational (4/11/09)
1,500-Meter Run	4:14.49, Winthrop Invitational (3/27/09)
3,000-Meter Run	9:22.39, 49er Classic (3/21/09)
5,000-Meter Run	15:49.53, 49er Classic (3/21/09)
10,000-Meter Run	33:20.43, Duke Invitational (4/3/09)

USC Upstate Track & Field
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