Taren James
Taren James

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Poly

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 133

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
01/19/1984


2006 (Outdoor): Big Ten Champion in the triple jump with a leap of 40-06 1/4 and Big Ten runner-up in the long jump with a personal best jump of 20-02 1/4 ... First-Team All-Big Ten selection ... Competed at the NCAA Mideast Regional, placing sixth in the triple jump and 22nd in the long jump ... Took first in the long jump with a career-best 42-0 3/4 at the Spartan Invitational ... Finished first at the Hillsdale Relays with a leap of 39-08 3/4 in the triple jump and second with a jump of 19-02 1/2 in the long jump.

2006 (Indoor): Finished second at the Chippewa Open with a jump of 18-11 3/4 in the long jump ... Placed third at the Illinois Invitational with a jump of 19-00 in the long jump ... Had a fifth-place finish at the Meyo Invitational in the long jump (19-03 1/4).

2005 (Outdoor): Earned points for MSU at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, placing eighth in the triple jump (39-2 1/2), and 13th in the long jump (17-11 1/2) ... Finished 10th in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional (40-6 3/4) ... Recorded a 40-11 1/4 triple jump at the Alex Wilson Invite ... Won two events at the MSU Invitational, the triple jump (40-0) and the long jump (19-1 1/4).

2005 (Indoor): At the CMU Open, won the long jump with a personal-best leap of 19-2 1/2, and finished second in the triple jump with a distance of 39-5 ... Won the triple jump (39-9 1/4) and finished second in the long jump (18-1 1/2) at the Notre Dame Invite ... Won the triple jump at the U-M Intercollegiate (41-4 1/2) ... Earned fifth place for her 19-5 1/2 long jump, and placed third in the triple jump with a 41-0 1/4 performance at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

2004 (Outdoor): Competed in the NCAA Mideast Regional in the triple jump ... Had an outdoor season-best 40-3 1/2 in the event, while finishing third at the Hillsdale Relays ... Finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships in the triple jump (39-7 3/4) and placed 10th in the long jump ... Season-best long jump was 18-10 3/4 at the Mt. SAC Relays.

2004 (Indoor): Recorded a season-best of 41-2 1/4 in the triple jump at the Iowa State Classic ... Placed seventh in the long jump (season-best 18-10 1/2) and eighth in the triple jump at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

2003 (Indoor): Placed third in the long jump (18-6 1/2) and fourth in the triple jump (38-7 3/4) at the Michigan Quadrangular ... Placed second in the long jump (18-3 3/4) and triple jump (38-1 1/2) at Notre Dame.

High School: All-league performer in long jump and triple jump ... Placed second in the California Interscholastic Federation triple jump and third in long jump ... Four-year letterwinner.

Personal: Daughter of Bill and Gaylean James ... Earned a journalism degree in may, currently pursuing a master's in public relations ... Born Jan. 19, 1984.