- James Uthmeier
- Destin, Fla.
- Fort Walton Beach High School
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.