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2009 Women's Track & Field Roster

Fidela James

Jacksonville, Fla.
Amani Bryant

MAJOR: English





SP – 14.52m/47-7.25, 2009 SEC Indoor Championships (Lexington, Ky.)

WT – 18.59m/61-0, 2010 SEC Indoor Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)



SP – 15.93m/52-3.25, 2010 NCAA Preliminary Rounds (Greensboro, N.C.)

HT – 46.42m/152-3, 2010 Seminole Twilight Invitational (Tallahassee, Fla.)



Advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the first time in her career, placing 23rd in the shot put with a throw of 14.89m/48-10.25 … Turned in a personal-best mark of 15.93m/52-3.25 at the NCAA Preliminary Rounds (5/27) to punch her ticket to the NCAA Championships … Sixth in the shot put at the 2010 SEC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 14.98m/49-1.75 to help a 1-2-6 finish by the Gators in the women’s shot put at that event … Personal-best mark in the hammer throw came at the Seminole Twilight Invitational, as she was second with a throw of 46.42m/152-3 … Was second in the shot put college division at the Penn Relays Carnival (4/22) with a toss of 15.22m/49-11.25 … Competed in the shot put at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic (4/17), placing fifth with a toss of 15.50m/50-10.25 … After sitting out most of the 2010 indoor season due to injury, came back at the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships (2/28) with a personal-best toss and a fourth-place finish in the weight throw at 18.59m/61-0 … Scored five points for her team and helped the Gators to the 2010 SEC Indoor Championship.



Participated in 11 meets (four indoor, seven outdoor) her freshman season … Registered a then-personal-best toss in the shot put to finish eighth at the 2009 NCAA East Regional (15.25m/50-0.50) … Placed 10th in the shot put at the SEC Outdoor Championships (14.29m/46-10.75) … Fourth in the hammer throw at the Seminole Twilight Invitational (45.67/149-10) … Charted a fifth-place finish in the hammer throw at the War Eagle Invitational (46.60m/152-11) … Also fourth in the shot put at the War Eagle (14.22m/46-8) … Was sixth in the shot put at the Pepsi Florida Relays (15.09m/49-6.25) … Recorded a personal-best hammer throw mark en route to finishing third at the FSU Relays (45.81m/150-3) … Second in the hammer throw at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge (44.42m/145-9) … Placed ninth in the shot put at the 2009 SEC Indoor Championships (14.52m/47-7.25) … Finished second in the weight throw at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational (18.00m/59-0.75) … Participated in first collegiate meet at the Kentucky Invitational.



A three-time state champion at Jacksonville’s Wolfson High School … Coached by John Long, Mark Farrar, Ron Brooks and Rodney Hall … Was the 2006 FHSAA Class 3A state champion in both the shot put and the discus, and the 2007 state champion in the shot put … Also was the Gateway Conference Champion in the shot put in 2007, breaking the conference record with a toss of 45-0 feet … High school squad won three regional championships during her time at Wolfson … Twice placed third at the AAU Junior Nationals in the shot put … Graduated in the top-10 percent of her high school class … High school personal bests include 45-0 (shot put) and 131-6 (discus).


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