- Fidela James
- Jacksonville, Fla.
COLLEGIATE PERSONAL RECORDS
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.)
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010):
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 womens 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.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009):
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 Jacksonvilles 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).