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James Wike
James Wike

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sterling, Ill.

High School:
Sterling

Last College:
Wisconsin

Height:
6-3

Event:
Backstroke/IM

Birthdate:
11/01/1983

Major:
Exercise Science

Nine-time All-American
Three-time SEC Champion (200 MR, 400 MR)

2007-08
Competed unattached at the 2007 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming Short Course National Championships... Finished eighth in the 100 back (47.39), eighth in the 200 back (1:45.73) and fifth in the 200 IM (1:44.89).

Junior Season (2006-07)
Competed on the U.S. National Team at the Japan International Grand Prix... Finished 11th in the 100m back prelim (55.35) and 13th in the 200m back with a time of 2:02.12... Also finished fifth in the consolation final in the 200 IM in Japan... Finished sixth in the 100m back at the U.S. Senior National Championships with a time of 55.14... Also qualified in the 100m free... Served as co-team captain as Auburn won its fifth straight NCAA Championship... Earned five All-America honors at the 2007 NCAA Championships... Led Auburn with a fifth-place finish in the 100 back at NCAAs with a time of 46.87 and followed it up with a sixth-place finish in the 200 back (1:42.92)... Also finished eighth in the 200 IM, touching in at 1:46.06... Earned All-America honors as part of the 400 free relay and 400 medley relay teams... His time of 46.87 in the 100 back ranks fifth all-time at Auburn while his NCAA prelim time of 1:41.93 in the 200 back ranks fourth... Holds the third-fastest 200 IM at Auburn (1:44.37), eighth-fastest 200 breast (1:57.69) and 10th-fastest 100 breast (53.94)... Finished fourth in the 100 back (48.74) and fifth in the 200 back (1:45.96) at the SEC Championships... Also swam on the SEC Champion 400 free relay team, swimming the third leg in 44.20.

Sophomore Season (2005-06)
Finished seventh in the 100m back with a new personal best time of 55.38 at the U.S. Senior National Championships... Also swam in the 200m back... Earned four All-American honors at the NCAA Championship... Swam a season best 53.09 breast split on the 400 medley relay at NCAA's that finished second... Also swam the breast leg on the 200 medley relay that ended up second (24.46)... Put together a season high time of 1:44.37 in the 200 IM to place fourth... Was eighth in the 200 back with a career best 1:42.16 (prelim)... Earned two SEC titles swimming breast on the 200 and 400 medley relays... Split 24.26 on the 200 and 53.57 on the 400... Was runner-up in the 200 breast at SEC's with a career best time of 53.94... Also swam in the championship final of the 200 IM (fourth) and 200 breast (fifth), earning a new best time of 1:57.69 in the 200 breast prelim.

Prior to Auburn
Transferred from the University of Wisconsin... Semi-finalist at Olympic Trials in 100 and 200 backs and 200 IM... Three-time 100 back high school state champion... State champion in the 200 IM.

Personal
Full name is James William Wike... Parents are Jim and Maggie Wike... Born on Nov. 1, 1983... Three siblings, Amanda, Spencer and Emily... Spencer is a sophomore on the Maryland swim team where he competes under assistant coaches Demerae Christianson and Kevin Clements, who are former Auburn swimmers... Majoring in exercise science.