James wins weight throw, Pugh earns career-best in shot put at GVSU.
Collegiate Bests: 1,500m - 3:51.64 Mile - 4:13.07 3,000m Run - 8:25.92 5,000m Run - 14:15.13
2011-12: OUTDOOR: Competed at the Big Ten Outdoor Championship, recording a time of 15:46.38 in the 5,000m... Ran a time of 14:18.25 in the 5,000m at the Hillsdale College "GINA" Relays ... At the Jesse Owens Track Classic, he ran a personal-best time of 14:15.13 to place fifth in the 5,000m... Posted a personal-best time of 3:51.40 in the 1,500m at the MSU Spartan Invitational ... At the Raleigh Relays, he ran a time of 3:54.40 in the 1,500m and ran a leg in the 4x1,500relay that placed third. INDOOR: Competed at the Big Ten Indoor Championships where he ran a time of 8:26.25 in the 3,000m to place 19th overall... Finished 15th in the 5,000m at the SPIRE Invitational with a time of 14:41.58 ... At the Indiana University Relays, posted a personal-best time of 8:25.92 in the 3,000m to place fourth... Finished third overall at the Notre Dame Invitational, clocking in a time of 4:13.07 in the mile.
2010-11: OUTDOOR:: Did not compete. INDOOR: Did not compete.
High School: Attended Kent City where he was a four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track & field ... Coached by Jill Evers in cross country and Jeff Wilson in track ... Captain of both the cross country and track & field teams his senior season ... Three-time all-state honoree in cross country (2007, '08, '09) ... Finished seventh at the 2007 Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) state cross country meet with a time of 15:54 ... Set the school record in cross country when he turned in a time of 15:30 at the 2008 MHSAA cross country meet to place third overall ... Ran a time of 15:59 at the 2009 MHSAA state cross country meet, finishing fourth overall ... Team placed fourth in cross country at the state finals in 2007 and 2009 ... Placed first in the 1600m at the state track meet in both 2009 and 2010, turning in school record times of 4:17 and 4:14, respectively ... Won the state championship in the 3200m in 2009 with a then-school record time of 9:25 ... Set the school record in the 3200m at the state meet with a time of 9:22 ... Earned all-conference honors a combined eight times in cross country and track & field ... Posted six school records in three events throughout his career at Kent City ... Earned Academic All-State honors all four years in both cross country and track & field ... Member of the National Honor Society and Principal's Advisory Council.
Personal: Born December 20, 1991 ... Son of Jeff and Mary Wilson ... Father was a letterwinner at Central Michigan for head coach Walt Drenth ... Plans on majoring in dietetics.