Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships
2013: 4th (55.63 - 400 Meters)
Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in 10 races across five meets in her second collegiate season ... posted season-best outdoor times of 57.06 in the 400 and 2:17.04 in the 800 ... opened her second outdoor campaign at the UCSD Collegiate on March 15, taking eighth in the 400 (59.17) and fourth in the 800 (2:23.64), while teaming up in the 4x400 (4:02.24) to take second ... was fourth (57.87) and sixth (2:17.04) in the 400 and 800, respectively, at the Aztec Invitational on March 28 ... made the trip to the Cal/Nevada Championships on April 4-5, where she was sixth in the final of the 400 in 57.24 after taking eighth in the prelims in 57.06 ... ran to a 33rd-place showing in 58.44 in the 400 at the Bryan Clay Invitational (April 18) ... ended her sophomore campaign in 12th at the Triton Invitational (April 26) in the 400 in 57.98.
Indoor Track and Field: Ran in one race on the year, finishing 11th in the seldom-run 600 in 1:38.90 at the Don Kirby Elite Collegiate on Feb. 14.
Outdoor Track and Field: Was the team's most consistent 400-meter runner in her first season of collegiate track and field ... ran a leg on the 14th-place 4x400-meter relay team at the NCAA West Prelims on May 25 ... came in fifth in the open 400 at the Mountain West Championships on May 11 in 55.63, a day after taking fourth in the prelims in 55.96 ... made her Aztec debut at the San Diego Championships on March 9, winning the 400 (56.56) and taking 13th in the 200 in a wind-aided time of 26.22 ... was 13th in the invitational 400 (56.30) at the Aztec Invitational on March 16 and a member of the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay (3:45.30) ... ran a time of 57.59 in the 400 prelims at the Cal/Nevada Championships on March 29 ... took third in the 400 at the CSUSM Mangrum Invitational on April 6 in 56.35 ... came in 28th in the open portion of the 400 at the Mt. SAC Relays in 55.83 on April 19 ... ran on the 4x400-meter relay at the Penn Relays, helping the Aztecs come in 11th in the heats on April 25 in 3:41.35 and third in the college division two days later in 3:35.42 ... was 10th in the 400 at the Occidental Invitational in 56.64.
Indoor Track and Field: Did not compete during the indoor season.
Earned three letters at Junipero Serra High School ... captured the California state title in the 400 meters in 2012, anchored the 4x400-meter relay to another title and was on the winning 4x100-meter relay team ... her outstanding effort helped lead the Cavaliers to their first-ever state championship ... ran a time of 53.98 in the 400, the fastest by a high school athlete in California and the 19th-fastest in the country ... the 53.98 would rank 10th on the Aztecs' all-time list ... also owns a best time of 2:11.97 in the 800 ... finished 2012 with 10 wins (prelims and finals) ... ran track under former Aztec legend Lori Smith-Thompson ... also played basketball at Serra.
Renetia A. James was born on May 3, 1994, in Carson, Calif. ... daughter of Reginald James and Benetia Young-James ... picked the Aztecs over UCLA, Arizona State, Washington State and Central Florida ... plans to major in psychology.