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Aisha James
Aisha James

Event:
Sprints/Jumps

Birthdate:
03/12/1981

2003--Indoor-- did not compete...Outdoor---led nation in long jump...qualified for NCAA regional and won that event each of the give times she competed in it...Iowa's first Big Ten long jump champion, winning that event with a leap of 21-4...also became Iowa's first Drake Relays long jump champion with personal-best leap of 22-3 at Drake Relays...that mark also led the world and set a school, meet, stadium and Trinidad and Tobago national record...named Big Ten Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week April 29 for her performance at Drake, becoming the first Hawkeye female to garner that honor since former-Hawkeye Yolanda Hobbs was named Big Ten Female Track and Field Athlete of the Month in 1995...other three winning long jump marks were 20-4 ¼ at Iowa Musco Twilight V, 20-9 3-4 at Arlington Invitational and 19-8 ¾ at Texas Southern Relays...anchored 400-meter relay to third-place finish and NCAA qualifying time of 44.71 at Big Ten Championships...that time ranks second on Iowa's all-time best performances list...ran personal-best 11.83 in 100-meter prelims at Drake...led Iowa in 100 meters and long jump...letter winner.

2002-- all-American at Essex County College in New Jersey...won long jump (20-3 ¼) and ran leg on 400-meter relay that placed second (45.37) at national outdoor meet...set school record in long jump (20-7).

High School-- best marks were 11.67 in 100 meters and 5-8 ¾ in high jump...also played basketball and netball...named team MVP in basketball, best female athlete, most outstanding athlete and sports woman of the year in Tobago in 2000...track coaches were Gerald Franklin and Heathcliffe Thorn.

Personal-- born March 12, 1981...daughter of Suzette James and Anthony Clarke.

James' Personal Bests
Event	Time/Distance	Meet	Date
Long Jump (O)	22-3 (6.78 m)	Drake Relays	4/24/03
100 meters (O)	11.86	Texas Arlington Relays	3/29/03
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