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James Saxton
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: La Crosse, Wis.
High School: La Crosse Central
Experience: 2 Letters
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2014 Cross Country — Finished 33rd at the Oz Memorial 6k and 23rd at the Bulldog Classic.

2014 Outdoor — Came in eighth in the 800 at the MVC Outdoor Championship, setting a personal best of 1:52.87 in the prelims... placed sixth in the unseeded 800 at the Drake Relays... finished eighth in the 1500 in a personal best 3:57.28 at the Gateway Invite... claimed second in the 800 at the Duncan Invitational and was fifth at the Arkansas Spring Invitational... 2014 Indoor — Held the team’s fastest 800-meter indoor time, coming in at 1:53.74 to place fourth at the MVC Indoor Championship while also running on the third place distance medley relay… placed seventh in the 800m at the Husker Invitational... ran the 600m in a personal best of 1:24.87 for fifth at the Jack Jennett Invitational... claimed third in the 800 in the Iowa Big Four Duels... took second in the 1,000m at the ISU Holiday Preview... 2013 Cross Country — Placed 193rd at the 8k Bradley Classic... finished 26th at the Viking Invitational... came in 45th at the 6k Oz Memorial... 18th at the Bulldog Classic 4K.

2013 Outdoor Ran a personal best 1:53.35 in the 800m to finish fourth at the MVC Outdoor Championship… placed ninth in the 800m at the Drake Relays... 2013 Indoor  Ranked seventh in the conference in the 800m… third place finisher in the 800m at the Iowa Invitational... 2012 Cross Country Placed 117th at Bradley Classic in... finished 11th at Grand View Invitational... 57th at the Oz Memorial.

Prep — Four-year track and three-year cross country letterwinner at LaCrosse Central High... earned relay state championships in Wisconsin Division 1 in the 4x800 in 2011 and 4x400 in 2012... helped lead team to a third place state finish in 2011 and second place in 2012... three-time academic honor award recipient.. .high school teammate of Drake team member, Ali Jandal.

Personal — Biology major... recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship... earned the MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award for 2012-13 and 2013-14... son of Mark and Laura Saxton... brother of Andrew... born in 1994 in Maryland.

Personal Bests
400 - 52.29
600 - 1:24.87i
800 - 1:52.87
1500 - 3:57.28
Mile - 4:33.85i