James Bloom
James Bloom
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Weston, Conn.
High School: Weston
Position: XC/MDistance

2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): OUTDOOR: At the AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational, earned sixth in the 3000m steeplechase (10:39.78).

2010-11 (FRESHMAN): INDOOR: Finished third (9:12.95) in the 3000m run at the URI Sorlien Invitational... Recorded a mark of 2:05.44 in the 800m and a mark of 4:42.66 in the one mile run at the Northeastern-Carisella Invitational... Posted a tenth place finish in the mile run with a time of 4:19.33 at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games... Helped Rhody finish sixth in the DMR with a time of 10:16.36 at the Atlantic 10 Championships... Also posted a 12th place finish in the mile run at the conference meet... A member of the DMR team that finished 11th at the New England Championships... Registered a time of 4:14.75 in the 1500m run at the Husky Invitational... Posted a time of 2:01.83 in the 800m run at the Brown Outdoor Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in cross country and indoor/outdoor track at Weston High School... Named Norwalk All-Area four times and Conn. All-Area three times... Named most improved... Owns school records in the 800 (1:55.6), 4x8 (7:52), four mile and 3200 (9:51)... A three-time Class SS and league cross country champ... A three-time indoor Class S champ and outdoor Class M Champ... Captained his cross country and indoor/outdoor track teams as a senior... Class M champ in the mile run (4:22.3).

PERSONAL: Born March 12, 1992... Son of Charles and Mona Bloom... Has one sister, Amanda... Enjoys relaxing, film and music.