Cougar junior earns third All-America certificate.
Chanel James, Cindy Robinson, Candii McFarland and Shawna Fermin run third-best time in WSU history.
Cougars reach season-bests and PRs at conference championships.
Vukicevic and Simmons reach runner-up finishes in their events.
Cougars dominate at newly renovated Dan O'Brien Track & Field Complex.
WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2010-11): Indoor - Ran 60m PR time of 7.62i at WSU Indoor Open II (2/19/11, Pullman)...at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships finished 18th in 60m (7.73i), 20th in 200m (PR 25.10i) and ninth in 4x400m relay (3:55.92i)...Outdoor - Top time in 200m of 24.51 came at Mt. SAC Relays (4/14/11, Walnut)...at Pac-10 Championships finished 14th in 100m with PR time of 11.71w, and ran second leg of sixth-place 4x100m relay (45.38)...at NCAA West Prelims ran 100m in 12.02w for 38th and on 4x100m relay for 22nd (46.48).
PRE-WSU CAREER. At Community Colleges of Spokane earned All-America honors both years...captured three titles at the 2009 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Championships: the 100m dash, long jump and triple jump titles, and finished second in the 200m dash...named Female Athlete of the Meet...in 2010 claimed championships in four events (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay) was named women's Outstanding Track Athlete of the NWAACC Track & Field Championships Meet 2010.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Awarded eight varsity letters at Wilson High...three as a midfielder in soccer for coach Mike Gjertsen...one in cross country and four in track and field for coach Sam Ring...appeared in state 3A championships sophomore, junior and senior years...won 100m dash twice and 200m once plus had second and third-place finishes in long jump.
PERSONAL. Born in July 1989, in Bellevue, Wash...father is Paul Johns...parents Michel and Rebecca James...mother Rebecca is Nordstrom counter manager of Chanel cosmetics...Michel graduated from WSU in 1987...he is manager of agency development for United Healthcare...Michel was outstanding wide receiver on 1983-86 Cougar football teams and played professionally for Miami Dolphins and Houston Oilers...Michel also competed on WSU track team for Coach Sloan as a decathlete and cleared 7-feet in the high jump...younger brother Tré and younger sister Myriah...Chanel also a talented singer, winning Tacoma Idol, placing second in Washington Idol contest, and auditioning for American Idol television show in 2009...majoring in human development.
JAMES' WSU BESTS 60m - 7.62i (2011) 100m - 11.71w (2011); 11.82 (2011) 200m - 24.51 (2011) 4x100m - 45.38 (2011) Long Jump - 5.23m / 17-2
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