James Perez
James Perez
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Atlantic Beach, Fla.
High School: Bishop Kenny
Sport(s): CC/T&F

Senior Year (2013-14): Redshirted during the indoor and outdoor seasons...competed in one cross country meet for the Paladins, placing 17th with a time of 15:45.3 in the Western Carolina Invitational 5K…named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Junior Year (2012-13):  Posted a season-best time of 4:16.6 to place tenth in the mile at the Tiger Paw Indoor Invitational…finished fourth in the event with a time of 4:22.1 to open the indoor season at Wake Forest…captured seventh place in the mile (4:17.1) at the Southern Conference Indoor Championships…a member of the Furman DMR team that finished fifth with a time of 10:31.1 at the league indoor meet…posted a career-best 3:51.51 to place 35th in the 1,500m at the Virginia Outdoor Challenge…finished 11th with a time of 1:54.25 in the 800m at the Bob Pollock Spring Invitational…recorded a career-best 1:54.01 in the 800m, placing 15th at the Duke Outdoor Invitational…competed in the Blue Shoes Elite Mile at the Blue Shoes Outdoor Invitational, taking 13th place with a time of 4:09.86…placed eighth in the 1,500m (3:55.13) and tenth in the 800m (1:54.39) at the league outdoor meet…a member of the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll and the SoCon Academic All-Conference Team.

Sophomore Year (2011-12):  Earned All-Southern Conference honors as a member of the Paladin DMR team that placed third with a time of 10:01.35 at the SoCon Indoor Championships…established a new 8K personal record after posting a time of 26:08.53 at the SoCon XC Championships…placed eighth with a personal-best time of 4:14.65 in the mile at the league indoor meet…finished fourth in the mile (4:16.53) at the Tiger Paw Indoor Invitational…a member of the Paladin 4x1,500m relay team that established a new Furman record with a time of 15:47.52 at the Raleigh Outdoor Relays…set a new personal record with a time of 1:53.13 in the 800m at the Bob Pollock Outdoor Invitational…recorded a time of 1:53.46 for fifth place in the qualifying round of the 800m at the SoCon Outdoor Championships, then placed sixth with a time of 1:56.53 in the finals of the event…finished tenth in the 1,500m (3:57.22) at the league outdoor meet…competed in the Blue Shoes Elite Mile at the Furman Outdoor Invitational, placing seventh with a time of 4:12.84…named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman Year (2010-11):  Posted a season-best time of 27:51 to place 29th at the Gene Mullin Furman XC Invitational…finished 74th with a time of 28:11.76 at the SoCon XC Championships…named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team after placing 15th with a time of 1:58.77 at the SoCon Indoor Championships…placed ninth with a season-best time of 1:57.87 in the 800m at the JRF Indoor Meet at Clemson…finished 13th in the mile (4:29.22) at the same meet…earned All-Southern Conference Accolades and was named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team after placing second with a time of 4:00.36 in the 1,500m at the SoCon outdoor meet…placed 13th in the 800m with a time of 1:55.36 to earn SoCon All-Freshman Team honors in the event…a member of the 4x800m relay team that set a new Paladin record with a time of 7:47.42 at the Emory Outdoor Invitational…placed third in the 800m (1:56.48) at the Furman Outdoor Invitational…recorded a season-best time of 3:56.92 in the 1,500m to take tenth place at the Clemson Tiger Outdoor Qualifier…a member of the winning 4x800m relay team (7:49.57) at the winning DMR (10:11.38) at the Terrier Outdoor Relays…named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Began running as a senior...was the district champion and regional runner-up with a time of 1:56.76 in the 800m...a member of the 4x800m relay team that won district and region championships...earned 1st team all-region honors in the 4x800m and third team accolades in the 800m...ranks second on Bishop Kenny’s top times list for the 4x800m relay and third in the 800m...also a member of the varsity swimming and soccer teams...competed in the state swim meet...member of Youth Leadership Jacksonville.

Personal: James Paul Perez was born on November 22, 1991 in Jacksonville, Fla...son of Paul Perez and Kerrie Slattery...father played soccer at Jacksonville University...majoring in economics.