Avadon James
Avadon James
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
High School: St. Hugh
Position: Sprints

2016-17: Indoor - Earned a single victory in the 55-meter dash at the Northern Challenge, while aslo competing in the 60 and 200-meter dashes. Finished seventh in the 60-meters at the GLIAC Championships with a career-best time of 7.73 seconds, while also placing 16th at the event in the 200-meters. 

Outdoor - Picked up victories in seven-consecutive races spanning three weeks during the middle of the season earning victories in the 100 and 200-meter dashes, and as a part of the 4x100-meter relay team. A time of 12.11 seconds at the GLIAC Championships was good enough for a sixth-place finish, while she also finished 19th in the 200-meters at the conference meet. 

2015-16: Indoor - Won four events and finished in the top three six additional times. Ran fastest 200-meter dash (25.86) at The Big Meet, fastest 55-meter dash (7.32) at the Northern Challenge and fastest 60-meter dash (7.82) at The Opener. Also ran a 7.82 in the 60-meter dash at the GLIAC Championship, placing 11th.

Outdoor - At the GLIAC Championship, placed 6th in the 100-meter dash (12.22) and 8th in the 200-meter dash (26.32), both her fastest times. Captured six top-five finished throughout the season. Placed 5th at the GLIAC Championship in the 4X100 relay (47.35).

2014-15: Indoor - Finished in seventh place in the 60-meter (7.78) and 11th in the 200-meter (25.56) at the GLIAC Championship. Won the 200-meter at the Northern Challenge (26.53) and finished third at the Lake Superior Challenge (26.67). In the 60-meter, had third place finishes at The Opener (7.97) and Lake Superior Challenge (8.02) to go with a second place finish at the Titan Challenge (7.89). Also ran a 7.38 in the 55-meter at the Northern Challenge, which was good for second place.

Outdoor - Led the 4x100-meter team that finished in 4th at the Hillsdale Invite (48.68). Had seven top-five finishes in the 100-meter dash with a 10th place finish at the GLIAC Championship (12.22).  Her season-best in the 100-meter came at the Hillsdale Last Chance (11.95). Also had two wins in the 200-meter dash with a season best 24.57 at the GLIAC Championships, which was good for 4th place.

2013-14: Outdoor - Had a great showing at the GLIAC Outdoor Championships with season bests in the 100 meter (12.11) and the 200 meter (25.21).

Indoor - Ran short distance races with her best time for the 60 meter dash coming at the GVSU meet with a 7.89 and her best 200 meter dash coming at the same meet with a time of 26.2.  At the Al Owens Classic, she was a member of the 4x100 relay that set a season best mark of 49.17.

2012-13: (Outdoor) Finished third in the 200-meter dash and seventh in the 400 at the UW-Oshkosh Open (April 6).

High School: Participated in track and field at Ardenne High School and St. Hugh’s High School. Ran the 100, 200, 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 events.

Personal: Enjoys music, reading, socializing, track and culinary arts. Majoring in hospitality management. Daughter of Angela Gayle. Born on September 22, 1992.