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2008 Men's Cross Country Roster

James Uthmeier

Destin, Fla.
Fort Walton Beach High School
James Uthmeier

Major: Finance and Political Science

Track Events: 5,000m, 10,000m and 3,000m Steeplechase


Highlights:  SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2008-09 and 2009-10 … SEC Freshman Honor Roll in 2006-07 … Two career top-10 finishes … Personal best of 25:08.4 (8K), 25:16 (5-mile) and 31:32.17 (10K).


2009: Scored in all five meets competed in … Recorded a personal-best 10K time with a 33rd-place finish at the NCAA South Region Championship as the third Gator to score … Placed 24th overall at the SEC Championship, also as the third UF runner to score … Set a personal-best 5-mile time at the Notre Dame Invitational as the final Florida runner to cross the finish line … Placed sixth overall with a personal-best 8K time at the Mountain Dew Invitational.


2008: Ran in four meets for the Gators and scored in two … Tallied a ninth-place finish, third among UF runners, at the Walt Disney World Classic … Recorded a career-best 8K time at the SEC Championship, placing 36th overall and fifth for the Gators … Came in 50th at the NCAA South Region meet, running in first 10K race of career.


2007: Competed in the Mountain Dew Invitational.


2006: Competed in the first two races of the season.


Track Highlights: Ran unattached in one outdoor and two indoor meets in 2006 and two indoor events in 2009 … Placed 11th overall in the 3,000m steeplechase in the 2009 SEC Outdoor Championships … Finished third in the outdoor 1,500m event at the 2010 Tom Jones Memorial Invitational … Set a personal-best steeplechase time with a ninth-place finish at the 2010 SEC Outdoor Championships … Personal bests of 4:30.36 (iMile), 8:46.53 (i3,000m), 9:12.93 (steeple), 3:52.76 (o1,500m), 14:44.45 (o5,000m) and 30:29.39 (o10,000m).


Prep: Coached by Jim Frazier … Named to the 2005 Class 3A all-state cross country team for a fourth-place finish at the state championship meet … Graduated with school record in the 5K … Named the Northwest Florida Daily News Runner of the Year in 2004 and 2005 … Also played baseball and was named to the all-area team … Involved in National Honor Society, Beta and Future Business Leaders of America … Also involved in many community activities.


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