James Shirvell
James Shirvell
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Mystic, Conn.
High School: Robert E. Fitch
Position: Middle Distance

Yale PRs
800m 1:51.67
1000m 2:23.85
Mile 4:14.26

High School PRs
800m 1:56
1000m 2:32
1600m 4:20

2010-2011: At outdoor IC4As, ended with season best in 800m run and competed in 4x800m … Competed in 800m run and anchored 4x800m relay to sixth-place finish at outdoor Heps … Ran on DMR team that won college division at Penn Relays, running sixth-fastest time on Yale outdoor all-time list … Placed fourth in 800m at Harvard-Yale … Set Yale indoor freshman records in 800m and 1000m…Earned All-East Honors on distance medley relay at indoor IC4As that ran seventh-fastest time on Yale indoor all-time list … Also earned All-Ivy Honors for runner-up in 1000m at indoor Heps and distance medley relay … Won 800m at Dartmouth-Columbia and mile at season opener. 
High School: All-New England and All-State …  All-Eastern Connecticut Conference for track and field … Helped team to ECC Indoor Track Championship in 2010 … Captain and MVP of outdoor and indoor track, soccer teams.

Why I chose Yale: “Once I got accepted, there was no other choice. I wanted to compete at the highest level and I wanted to receive the best possible education. I knew that I had to come here, because only at Yale would I become a better athlete, student, and individual.”

Personal: Morse College … Interested in premed and research.