James Withers
James  Withers

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Blackfoot, Idaho

High School:
Snake River HS

Event:
Distance


HONORS: Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2016 T&F); Academic All-Mountain West (2016 T&F, 2016 XC, 2017 T&F).

OUTDOOR RECORDS: Ranks sixth all-time in USU history in the 10,000m (29:44.28) and 10th all-time in the 5,000m (14:25.51).

2017 (SO)
Cross Country (2016): Placed 53rd with a time of 25:59.00 at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships… Competed in six meets during the season with his best finish coming at the Utah State-hosted Sagebrush Invitational, where he placed 15th with a time of 21:34.02… Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.
Indoor: Placed 17th in the 5,000m with a time of 15:40.39 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships… Finished first in the 3,000m with a career-best time of 8:38.32 at the New Mexico Team Invitational and first in the 5,000m with a personal-best time of 14:36.54 at the Boise State Challenge.
Outdoor: Placed sixth in the 10,000m with a time of 31:36.12 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships… Recorded career-best time of 29:44.28 in the 10,000m, which ranks sixth all-time in school history, at the Stanford-hosted Cardinal Classic… Also set personal-best time of 14:25.51 in the 5,000m, which ranks 10th all-time in USU history, at the UC Irvine-hosted Spring Collegiate Classic… Earned academic all-MW honors.

2016 (FR)
Indoor: Finished 14th in the 5,000m with a personal-best time of 15:15.87 and 31st in the 3,000m with a time of 8:57.40 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships… Placed first in the 3,000m with a time of 8:51.10 at the Boise State-hosted Ed Jacoby Invitational.
Outdoor: Finished 14th in the 10,000m with a time of 31:24.45 at the MW Outdoor Championships… Placed second in the 5,000m with a time of 14:36.84 at the UC Irvine Anteater Invitational… Earned academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete accolades.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-time letterwinner in track & field at Snake River High School in Blackfoot, Idaho… Recorded track & field bests of 4:24 in the 1,600m and 9:24 in the 3,200m… State champion as a junior and senior in the 1,600m and the 3,200m… State champion in cross country as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: One of eight children of Mark and Camille Withers… Served an LDS Church Mission in Australia from 2013-2015… Majoring in biological engineering.

PERSONAL BESTS INCLUDE:
Indoor Outdoor
1,500m na 4:04.50
Mile 4:19.67 na
3,000m 8:38.32 na
5,000m 14:36.54 14:25.51
10,000m na 29:44.28
NCAA XC Regionals
2016 53rd 25:59.00
MW Indoor Championships
2016 5,000m 14th 15:15.87
2016 3,000m 31st 8:57.40
2017 5,000m 17th 15:40.39
MW Outdoor Championships
2016 10,000m 14th 31:24.45
2017 10,000m 6th 31:36.12
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