Sheena James
Sheena James

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Clinton, Iowa

High School:
Clinton

Event:
Throws



2007: Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regionals for the second straight season in the shot put.

Broke both the indoor and outdoor shot put records at Purdue in 2007, cracking the indoor mark with a throw of 15.70 meters (51-06.25), and breaking the outdoor record at the Arizona State Invitational with a mark of 16.16 meters (53-00.25).

Won the 2007 Big Ten Outdoor Championship in the shot put with a throw of 15.98 meters (52-05.25). Also placed third in the event at the 2007 indoor conference championship

2006: Took home the bronze medal at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the shot put with a toss of 14.92 meters (48-11.50). Also finished 14th in the hammer throw with a mark of 45.58 meters (149-06) ... Won the shot put crown and qualified for NCAA Mideast Regionals at the Louisville Cardinal Invitational with a throw of 14.87 meters (48-09.50) ... Finished first at the Indiana State Pacesetter Invitational in the shot put and second at the Arizona State Invitational ... Posted a sixth-place finish at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the shot put and earned eighth place in the weight throw with a career-best toss of 16.67 meters (54-08.50) ... Hurled a career-best 14.99 meters (49-02.25) at the Iowa State Classic, good for 12th place overall.

2005: Fourth-place finisher at the 2005 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, with throw of 14.45 (47-5) ... NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier in the shot put. Placed 10th in this event at regionals with a career best throw of 14.91 meters (48 feet-11 inches). Toss was over a foot farther than her previous career best of 47-5 ... Won shot put title at the Indiana Intercollegiates, recording a distance of 13.40 (43-11.75) ... Winner of four regular season shot put titles during indoor campaign (Ohio State/Indiana Triangular, Edmonds Cup, Boilermaker and Purdue Invitationals) ... Indoor best shot put toss of 14.86 (48-9) and outdoor best of 14.91 (48-11) both rank second on school's all-time top performance lists.

2004: (Indoor) Competed in the shot put and weight throw events at the Purdue Invitational ... placed third in the shot put (44-5 1/4) and fifth in the weight throw (50-10) ... (Outdoor) Did not compete.

High School: Graduated from Clinton High School in 2003 ... earned varsity letters in swimming and track and field all four years ... state champion in the shot put and team MVP as a senior ... finished ninth at state meet in shot put as a freshman ... state runner-up in the shot put competition as a sophomore ... placed seventh with the 200 medley relay team at the state swimming championships as a sophomore ... named to all-state team in track and field as a junior and was invited to the Junior Olympic Training Camp ... recognized by the US Marine Corps as "Most Distinguished Athlete"... homecoming queen and member of the National Honor Society ... threw for coach June Wilden.

Personal: Given name is Sheena Marie James ... nicknames are Big Sheen and Weezy ... daughter of Laura and Manuel James ... has two brothers, Gabe and Josh ... hobbies include dancing and fishing ... majoring in law.