James Jones
James Jones
Year: 2020
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Cheyenne Mountain


2018: Placed 28th out of 280 runners at the NCAA Championships, covering the 8-kilometer course at Lake Breeze Golf Club in a career-best 24:53.8 to become the 15th All-American in Bates men's cross country history (Nov. 17).... Grabbed second place overall among 416 runners with a time of 24:56.9, earning All-New England honors and leading the Bobcats to sixth place among 58 teams at the NCAA New England Regional Championships (Nov. 10).... Captured Second Team All-NESCAC honors with his eighth-place finish among 150 runners overall at the NESCAC Championships, covering the 8-kilometer course at Franklin Park in 25:56.6 as Bates finished fourth out of 11 schools (Oct. 27).

2017: NESCAC Fall All-Academic selection.... Finished 25th (26:19.8) at the Saratoga Invitational (Sept. 30).... Finished 12th (26:32.7) at the Maine State Meet (Oct. 14).

2016: All-New England.... NESCAC Rookie of the Year.... First Team All-NESCAC.... Maine State Champion.

Major: Economics, Psychology 

Academic achievements: Likely one of the best scholars on campus and one of the few enrolled students that have been granted permission to refer to themselves as a scholar. 

Athletic achievements: 

400m - 57.48

800m - 2:01.27

1600m - 4:26.14

3000m - 9:32.64

3200m - 9:21.73

3 Mile (xc) - 15:05.40

5K (xc) - 15:35.00

5K (road) - 17:13.00

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough 

Flip-Flops or Sandals: trainers or barefoot  

Favorite Book: Horton Hatches the Egg       

Coke, Pepsi or Moxie: Coke

Hopes, Dreams and Aspirations: James E Jones III hopes to, upon graduating, continue training for endurance events and ultimately pursue a job in finance.