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  Anita James
Anita James

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pocono, Pa.

High School:
Pocono Mt. West

Event:
Jumps

2009-10: Indoor T/F - runner-up in the long jump and placed third in the triple jump at the Kent State Gala...placed third in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump at the Illinois Carle/Health Alliance Classic...finished in the top-five at the Penn State Challenge in the long jump...Outdoor T/F - a finalist at the Big East Outdoor Championships, placing sixth in the triple jump and ninth in the long jump...had a top-20 finish at the ECAC Outdoor Championships in the long jump...runner-up at the MSU Legacy Meet in the triple jump, and fourth in long jump...a top-five finisher at the Penn State Open long jump and third in triple jump...turned in a top-10 performance in the long jump at the Penn Relays...finished eighth at the Duke Invitational in the long jump.

2008-09: Indoor T/F - Anita James recorded two top-10 performances at the Big East Championships...placed eighth in the long jump and claimed 10th in the pentathlon at the conference meet...finished 11th in the triple jump at the ECAC Championships...opened the indoor season at the Golden Flash Gala claiming third in the pentathlon...took second in the triple jump at the Akron Quad with a leap of 12.05 meters...posted a leap of 12.03 meters at the Penn State National meet...competed in the triple jump at the New Balance invite with a leap of 11.89 meters...placed sixth in the triple jump at the Akron Invite with a mark of 11.75 meter. Outdoor T/F - A Big East qualifier, she earned All-Big East honors in the triple jump with a third-place finish...placed fifth in the long jump at the conference meet...claimed a first-place performance in the triple jump at the Charlotte 49er Classic with a leap of 11.79 meters...won the triple jump at Richmond's Fred Hardy with a distance of 11.65 meters...fifth in the triple jump at the Aggie Relays with a leap of 11.66 meters...took eighth in the triple jump at the Sea Ray Relays with a distance of 11.79 meters.

2007-08: Indoor T/F - James placed eighth in the triple jump and eleventh in the high jump at the Penn State Open...finished ninth at the Penn State National invitational in the pentathalon and tenth in the pentathalon at the Big East Indoor Championship. At the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, James had a triple jump of 11.19 meters and a long jump of 5.15 meters. Outdoor T/F - James finished first at the Morgan State Invite in the heptathalon with 4487 points and seventh in the Big East Outdoor Championships. At the BEC Outdoor Championships James finished fifth in the 200-meter dash (25.65), sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (14.84), eighth in the shot put (9.93m), high jump (1.55m), long jump (4.96m), 800-meter run 2:32.09...James had a triple jump of 11.53 meters and a javelin throw of 15.97 meters also at the BEC.

High School: As a senior, James was all-state in the long jump, triple jump and 400-meter relay...helped Pocono Mt. West capture two Mountain Valley titles...four-time District XI champion in the 200 meters...2007 long jump and triple jump District XI champion...member of the District XI champion 400-meter relay team in 2007...received the 2007 best female athlete award.

Personal: Daughter of Cleve and Clarice James...born January 13, 1989...has two brothers and a sister...majoring in social work.