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Olivia James
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Olivia James 1803165
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'8"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: St. Andrew, Jamaica
High School: Vere Technical HS

Career Honors
• USTFCCCA First-Team All-American, Indoor 4x400 (2015)
• USTFCCCA Second-Team All-American, Outdoor 4x400 (2014)
• NCAA Qualifier, Indoor 4x400 (2015) & Outdoor 4x400 (2014, 2015)
• ACC Champion, Indoor 4x400 (2015)
• ACC Champion, DMR (2016)
• IAAF World Junior Championships Silver Medalist, 4x400 (2012)
• IAAF World Youth Championships Gold Medalist, Medley Relay (2011)
• IAAF World Youth Championships Bronze Medalist, 400 (2011)

Clemson Highlights
• Ranks second in Clemson history in the indoor 400 & ninth in the outdoor 400.

2016 Outdoor Highlights
• Earned second-team All-ACC status by finishing in sixth place at the league meet in the 400 meters
• Helped 4x400 relay to bronze medal performance at the ACC Championships
• Improved personal best in the 200 meters, running 24.42 in the prelims at the ACC meet
• Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the open 400 and 4x4, missing national championship qualification in the latter by just two spots

2015 Outdoor Highlights
• Part of the 4x400 relay which qualified for the NCAAs with a Clemson record-breaking run of 3:28.59
• Group posted the time at the East Prelims in Jacksonville, Fla.
• Recorded her best 400 of the season at the NCAA East Prelims with a time of 53.38
• Placed eighth in the open 400 at the ACC Championships

2015 Indoor Highlights
• Leadoff leg for the Tigers’ 4x400 relay that qualified for NCAAs and finished fourth overall at the meet
• Group broke the school record by running 3:30.88, over three seconds better than the previous standard
• Helped Clemson to ACC Championship in the event, with a time of 3:32.87
• Also helped team to a then school record 3:33.04 at the Tyson Invitational
• Ran well in the open 400, collecting an indoor personal best 53.24 — No. 2 on record at Clemson — at the Tyson meet

2014 Highlights
• Redshirted the indoor season after enrolling mid-year
• Earned berth in NCAA Championships with 4x400 relay; ran lead leg for the group that posted a qualifying time of 3:33.12 at East Prelims
• Helped relay to season-best time of 3:32.87 at Georgia Tech
• Qualified for the 400 final at the ACC Championships but withdrew due to lingering injury issues she has encountered all season
• Earned a spot in the East Preliminary Round field in the 400 after running season-best time of 53.02 at the Seminole Twilight meet in Tallahassee, Fla.

Vere Technical High School Highlights
• Member of Jamaica’s gold medal winning medley relay in 2011
• Earned bronze medal at the World Youth Championships in Lille, France in 2011; she ran a time of 52.14 in the final
• Advanced to the final and placed eighth in the 400 at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain (52.68)
• Helped Jamaica’s 4x400 relay to a silver medal at the 2012 junior world meet; the relay posted a time of 3:32.97
• Won gold medal at the 2011 Carifta Games in the U20 division of the 400 dash; she posted a time of 52.64 in the final
• Helped her high school’s 4x400 relay to an incredible time of 3:30.5 in Kingston
• Coached by Constantine Haughton

• Born 6/1/94
• Majoring in health science
• Named to 2014 ACC Academic Honor Roll

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