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James Clark
Position: XC
Year: Senior
Hometown: Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada
High School: Thomas Haney Secondary
Experience: High School

2012 Outdoor: Clark battled kidney problems during the year, but came up huge in his first and only competition of the season … won one of the closest races in WAC Outdoor Championship history when he out-leaned three other runners for the 800m title – the first of his career – in a time of 1:52.23 … in that race, .003 seconds separated first from second place, and 0.11 seconds separated first from fourth … posted a 1:53.66 in the preliminary round of the event.

2012 Indoor: Clark won his first career WAC title and earned a pair of First-Team All-WAC honors for the Vandals indoors … ran the opening leg of Idaho’s winning distance medley relay that posted a time of 9:56.87 at the WAC Indoor Championships and also took third in the 800m with a time of 1:53.25 … ran a career-best 1:51.55 and finished second in his heat of the 800m at the UW Final Qualifier on March 3 … took second in his heat in the 800m at the Husky Classic on Feb. 11 with a time of 1:51.59 … Winter WAC All-Academic.

2011 Cross Country: Clark was Idaho’s third scorer at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational after placing 103rd with a time of 25:52.6 … placed 25th overall at the Sundodger Invitational with a time of 25:14.51 … finished 39th overall with a time of 19:55.3 at the Inland Northwest Cross Country Invitational … WAC Fall All-Academic honoree.

2011 Outdoor: Clark competed in the middle distance events for Idaho as a junior … posted the team’s second-fastest 800m (1:53.18) and 1500m (3:56.19) times of the season … competed in the 1500m at the WAC Championships, but did not finish the race … WAC Spring All-Academic honoree.

2011 Indoor: Clark redshirted the 2011 indoor season.

2010 Cross Country: Clark was Idaho's seventh finisher at the WAC Championships with a time of 27:11 and a 44th overall placing ... finished 69th overall at the Sundodger Invitational with an 8k time of 26:10.97 ... finished 152nd at the Charles Bowles Invitational in 27:12.51 ... WAC Fall All-Academic honoree

2010 Outdoor: Clark ran a team-leading 3:50.77 in the 1500m at the Stanford Invitational and a 1:52.19 at the Beach Invitational, which was sixth-best in the WAC, but had his season cut short by appendicitis.

2010 Indoor: Clark earned second-team all-WAC honors after finishing fifth in the 800m at the WAC Indoor Championships with a time of 1:55.31. His 1:50.91 in the 800m at the Husky Last Chance Qualifier was an indoor personal best and the fastest 800m time in the conference in 2010.

2009 Cross Country: Clark was Idaho's No. 2 runner after finishing 24th at the WAC Cross Country Championships to help the men's team earn a fifth-place finish. He also finished 127th at the NCAA West Regionals.

2008-2009: As a freshman Clark took 17th at the WAC XC Championships with a time of 26:56.10 and took 120th at the NCAA West Regional Championships.

High School: Clark had a highly decorated athletic career at Thomas Haney Secondary in both cross country and track and field. He was a bronze medalist at the 2007 Canadian Junior Championships in the 1500m. On the provincial level, he has won at least one British Columbia provincial title in the distance events every year since 1999 (age nine). He has won the B.C. provincial title in the 3,000m for the past three years in his respective age division, and has won the 1500m title in five of the past six years. All told, Clark has won 23 provincial titles since 1999 in events ranging from the 200m to 3,000m and cross country. At age 16 in 2006, Clark had the second-fastest 1500m time in Canada at 4:00.42. He was twice named the Thomas Haney Athlete of the Year in 2005 and 2006. He has also been selected to represent B.C. at Canadian Championship meets five times. In addition to his athletic achievements, Clark was also named to either the Honour Roll or the Principal's List every year of high school.

Personal: He is the son of Gregory and Veronica Clark. He was born March 4, 1990 at New Westminster, B.C., Canada. He has two sisters, Alyssa and Nicole. His major at Idaho is Business.

Indoor Career Bests:
800m: 1:50.91
Mile Run: 4:11.26

Outdoor Career Bests:
800m: 1:52.10
1500m: 3:48.17

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