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Markita James
Markita James

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Smiths Station, Ala.

High School:
Smiths Station

Height:
5-10

Event:
400m/Hurdles

Birthdate:
06/28/1983

Experience:
2L

2005 Outdoor All-American (4x400m relay)
2005 NCAA Qualifier (400m hurdles)
2004 NCAA Qualifier (400m hurdles)

2005 Outdoor: Competed in the 400m hurdles at the USA Outdoor Championships ... Earned All-American honors as part of Auburn's 4x400m relay team that finished fifth with a school record time of 3:29.21 ... Also ran in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Championships, posting a personal-best time of 57.41 in the prelims ... Finished fifth in the 400m hurdles at the Mideast Regional, and was part of the second-place 4x400m relay team ... At the SEC Championships, placed fifth in the 400m hurdles and helped the 4x400m relay team place second ... Placed second in the hurdles at the Sun Angel Classic and third at the Spec Towns Meet with regional qualifying marks.

2005 Indoor: Part of Auburn's third-place 4x400m relay team at the SEC Championships, and also ran in the prelims of the 400m ... Ran the 60m hurdles at the Wildcat and the Clemson Invitationals ... Part of the 4x400m relay team the won the Wildcat Invite, placed second at the Clemson and Gator Invitationals and finished third at the Tyson Invitational.

2004 Outdoor: Had a season best in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Championships with a time of 58.24 in the preliminaries ... Also ran with the 1600m relay team that set a new AU record at the championships ... Earned an at-large bid in the 400m hurdles and automatically advanced in the 1600m relay to the NCAA Championships ... Marked a new personal best in the 400m hurdles with a time of 58.30 and finished sixth at SECs ... Also competed with the 400m and 1600m relays at the conference championships ... Won the 400m at the Gatorade Classic with a time of 54.63 ... Ran with the 400m relay team that regionally qualified at the Gatorade Classic ... Competed on the 1600m relay team at the Sun Angel Classic ... Qualified in the 400m hurdles at Texas Relays in the preliminaries with a time of 1:00.08 ... Also part of the 1600m relay team that regionally qualified at Texas Relays.

2004 Indoor: Ran as part of the first place 1600m relay at the Iowa State Last Chance Meet ... Also competed with the DMR at the Iowa State Meet ... Ran in the preliminaries of the 400m at the SEC Championships ... Ran with the 1600m relay team that came in second at the Tyson Invite ... Competed with the 1600m relay at the Tyson Invite.

2003 Outdoor: Finished the season at the Mideast Regional Championships where she took 16th in the 400m hurdles ... Posted a personal-best time of 59:31 in the 400m hurdles and finished fifth as part of the 1600m relay (3:37.42) at the SEC Championships ... Placed third in the 400m in a time of 56:09 at the Auburn Invite ... Took first as part of the 400m relay (43.68) at the Sun Angel Classic ... Ran as part of the DMR that took second (11:26.82) at Texas Relays ... Took first in both the 400m hurdles (1:00.98) and 1600m relay (3:45.76) at the Spec Towns Meet.

2003 Indoor: Ended the season at the SEC Championship in the 1600m relay (7th, 3:43.38c) and the 400m (10th, 55.52c) ... Competed in the 400m in four meets, the Tyson Invite (56.04), the Gator Invite, the SEC Challenge and the Kentucky Invite (3rd, 56.68) ... Competed at the MTSU Invite in the 200m (4th, 25.03c).

2002: Redshirted

Personal: Born on June 28, 1983 ... Daughter of Marvin and Brenda James ... Nickname is "Kita" ... Majoring in sociology ... Personal goal for the 2006 season is to earn All-American honors in the 400m hurdles ... Likes to practice karate in her free time, and is a six-time national champion.

Personal Bests: 400m - 54.6, 400m hurdles - 57.41