James Whalen
James Whalen
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Reading, Pa.
High School: Wilson
Position: Jumps
2008-09 Indoor: Took home third place in the 55 meter hurdles (8.27), as well as fourth place in the long jump (21-00.00) at the URI Quad Invitational (1/24)...Finished fifth in the high jump (6-00.50), tenth in the shot put (30-07.75), and thirteenth in the 55 meter dash (6.91) at the URI Invitational (1/30)...Collected a fifth place finish in the pole vault at the Atlantic-10 Indoor Championships, with a jump of 4.35 meters (2/21)...Captured fifth place in the heptathlon (4543 points) ) at the New England Track and Field Championships (2/28). 2009 Outdoor: Finished twelfth in the long jump (19-06.00) at the UConn Alumni Track and Field Invitational (3/28)...Finished ninth in the long jump (6.76m) at the Atlantic-10 Championships (5/3)... Took home fourth place in the decathlon at the New England Outdoor Championships with 5982 points (5/9). (2007-08) Indoor: Won the heptathlon at the Sorlien Invitational, totaling 4,404 points and setting a personal record (Jan. 19)... Notched a third place finish (2609) in the heptathlon at the New England Championship (March 1). 2008 Outdoor: Took second in the decathlon at the Atlantic 10 Championships, totaling 5828 points (May 4)... Totaled 5,540 points in the decathlon at the New England Championships (May 10). 2006-07: Placed fifth in decathlon (5451) and ninth in the high jump (6-00.50) at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track & Field Championship ... finished ninth in high jump (5-11.25), seventh in heptathlon (4,213 points), and 10th in triple jump (40-05.00) at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Championship ... fifth in 55m hurdles (8.68) at Rhody Mega Meet ... seventh in pole vault (11-11.75) at UConn Invitational ... ninth in high jump (1.81m) and 20th in 60m hurdles (9.24) at Armory Winter Classic. High School: Four-year member and letterwinner in track, serving as captain in 2006 ... 2005 all-county selection ... member of National Honor Society. Personal: Born October 15, 1987 ... son of Larry and Alison Whalen ... has one sibling - Emily ... enjoys working out ... lists Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles as favorite pro teams ... history and secondary education major at URI.