Jamol  James

Jamol James

Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago

High School:
Queen's Royal College

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 155


Year (XC/In/Out):

60m: 6.69 (2014)
200m: 21.58 (2013)
Long Jump: 24-4.5/7.43m (2014)

100m: 10.17 (2012)
200m: 21.25 (2012)

Q&A with Jamol



2012 Outdoor 4x100mR: 7th, 40.21


2012 Indoor 60m: 5th, 6.72
2012 Outdoor 4x100mR: 6th, 40.47

2014 Indoor 60m: 4th, 6.69

  • Earned a spot on Trinidad & Tobago's 2012 Olympic Team with the 4x100m relay
  • First-team USTFCCCA Outdoor All-American (4x100mR)
  • Two-time SEC Scorer (2012, Indoor 60m/Outdoor 4x100mR)
  • Was a member of the 4x100mR team that won the 2012 Outdoor Vol Most Valuable Track Award

  • Earned fourth at SEC Championships in 60m with personal best of 6.69 seconds, while also placing 12th in long jump
  • Personal best of 7.43m in long jump at Aggie Inviational
  • Won 60m at Kentucky Invitational in 6.751 seconds
  • Nine top ten finishes in 60m this season
  • Debuted in 300m at Blazer Invitational with time of 35.35
    Did Not Compete

  • Finished third in his heat of the 60m at the SEC Championships in 6.74, but did not advance...Finished 12th in the long jump
  • Ran the Championship 60m at the Armory Invitational, placing third in his preliminary heat in 6.81, but racing to match his personal best 6.72 in the final, where he finished fifth...Won his heat but did not advance in the Championship 200m preliminaries, finishing in 21.97
  • Earned a new season best and was runner up in the 60m at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, finishing the final in 6.74...Finished the preliminary in 6.78 to win his heat...Placed ninth in the 200m and matched his personal record of 21.58
  • Competed in his first long jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational, leaping 24-2.50 to win the event...Anchored the 4x400mR, bringing the baton in for a 3:15.14 clocking and first place
  • Led the team in the 60m dash at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing 2nd and running 6.75 in both the preliminary and final rounds
  • Ran a 21.67 preliminary time at the NAAA Sagicor NGC Championships
  • At SEC Championships scored 4th in prelims with 21.65, third in 100m prelims with a 10.38 mark, and 6.60 (21.65 ft) in first ever long jump

  • Member of Trinidad & Tobago's 2012 Olympic 4x100mR team
  • First-team USTFCCCA Outdoor All-American for his effort with the 4x100mR
  • Named to SEC All-Freshman Team (60m)
  • SEC Indoor Co-Freshman of the Week (Feb. 14)
  • Member of the 4x100mR team that won the Vol Most Valuable Track Award
  • Came into the SEC Indoor meet ranked 10th in the 60m dash and walked away with a fifth-place performance
  • Did so by matching his PR of 6.72 in the final and was the race's top freshman finisher
  • Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team for that achievement
  • Ran a career-best 21.58 in the SEC 200m prelims but did not advance
  • Knocked out a personal-best time of 6.72 to claim victory in the Gold Division 60m dash at the Akron Invitational
  • That first career triumph helped him earn SEC Co-Freshman of the Week accolades on Feb. 14
  • Made his UT debut at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing third in the 60m dash in 6.78
  • Ran 22.33 at the Auburn Invitational for his first career indoor 200m clocking
  • Lowered his 200m PR to 22.14 at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge
  • Came home from the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with new indoor bests in the 60 and 200 meters
  • Finished fifth in the consolation final in 6.74 after running 6.75 in the prelims
  • Carded a 22.01 readout in the college 200 prelims
  • Competed at the NAAA Sagicor National Championships and Olympic Trials in Trinidad & Tobago
  • Finished sixth overall in the 100m, earning a PR of 10.17
  • Ran the second leg of the 4x100m relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, contributing to a seventh-place finish in 40.21
  • The relay team had a season-best time in the semifinals, running 39.25
  • Competed in three events at the NCAA East Preliminary Round
  • Advanced to the NCAA Championships with the 4x100m relay team, contributing to their season-best time of 39.66 (No. 5 qualifier)
  • Did not advance individually in the 100m (10.67) or 200m (21.34) first round races
  • Contributed to the sixth-place finish and 40.47 readout by the 4x100m relay team at the SEC Outdoor Championships
  • Ran a wind-aided 10.43 in the 100m prelims and went 21.76 in the 200m prelims
  • Won the 100m dash (10.53) and nearly claimed the 200m (second in a career-best 21.25) at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual
  • Also handled the second leg on UT's runner-up 4x100m relay (40.09)
  • Turned in a wind-aided 21.04 in the 200m to place fourth at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge
  • Also manned the second leg of UT's runner-up 4x100m relay (40.13)
  • Was the top collegiate finisher, but placed third overall, in the 100m dash with a season-best 10.40 readout at the Tennessee Challenge
  • Won the Showcase 100m dash at the Sea Ray Relays in a wind-aided 10.24, was third in the Showcase 200m (21.39) and ran on UT's third-place 4x400m relay (3:10.97)
  • Ran second 200m leg for UT on the sprint medley relay team (3:21.41) that finished second at the Penn Relays

  • James, a product of Queen's Royal College in Trinidad & Tobago, owns outdoor prep career-best times of 10.38 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 21.27 in the 200 meters
  • He earned a bronze medal in the 4x100m relay at the 2010 World Junior Championships and was a member of Trinidad & Tobago's fifth-place medley relay at the 2009 World Youth Championships
  • In addition to his 10.38 readout, James had four other 100m marks in the 10.4 range in 2011
  • One was a 10.44 readout in the prelims of the Pan Am Junior Championships, where he ended up placing seventh in the final at 10.57

  • Born July 16, 1992, in Trinidad & Tobago
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • He joins countrywoman Annie Alexander in the Tennessee program
  • Recipient of the William H. Suddarth Athletic Scholarship


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