James Randon
James Randon
Year: Sr.
Hometown: New Canaan, Conn.
High School: Middlesex School
Position: Middle Distance/Distance
Major: History
Residential College: Morse

Yale PRs

800m 1:50.37

1,000m 2:26.53

1,500m 3:40.15

Mile 3:58.85

3,000m 8:07.78

XC 8k 23:47.5

XC 10k 30:39.6

High School PRs

800m 1:57.08

1,500m 3:49.43

3,000m 8:20.80

Mile 4:09.39

Two-Mile 8:52.56

XC 4k 12:26.70

XC 5k 16:55.20

2016-2017: Led Bulldogs in every race he ran during cross country season… Won Harvard/Yale/Princeton and Princeton Invitational… Became first Yale male athlete to win Ivy League Cross Country Championships since 1989, setting an eight-kilometer personal best… Earned all-region honors for fifth-place finish at NCAA Northeast Regional Championships and set 10-kilometer personal best… Finished Yale cross country career in race against top collegiate athletes at NCAA National Championships… Earned Mike Stanley-John Clearly Class of 1954 Men’s Cross Country Award.

 2015-2016: Finished fourth on the team at Harvard-Yale-Princeton Meet... Placed second on the team and 19th overall at Panorama Farms, just 0.1 seconds behind Dooney... Led the team with 38th-place finish at Pre-Nationals, where he set an 8k personal best... Placed fifth overall at Ivy League Championships in strongest showing of his collegiate career... Raced at Northeast Regionals, placing 23rd overall and second on the team... Placed third in 3,000-meter run at Ivy League Championships; raced on runner-up distance medley relay team… Won mile run at IC4A Championships, becoming first Yale athlete to run a mile in under four minutes… Placed third at Virginia Challenge in 1,500-meter run, setting personal best and Yale record… Won this event at Ivy League Championships… Finished 10th at Prelims to advance to NCAA Championships in 1,500-meter run… Earned All-American honors with historic eighth place finish at NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships in 1,500-meter run... Elected team captain for 2016-2017 cross country season.

2014-2015: Consistently finished in the Elis' top four... Placed 16th at Heps and second on the team... Set a 10k personal best at NCAA Northeast Regionals, where he placed 27th... Placed first in more than a quarter of his races... Only finished out of the top ten in his event once over the entire 2014-2015 season... Was often a key competitor on Yale’s distance medley and 4x800-meter relay teams... Won the mile at the Columbia/Dartmouth/Yale Meet... Set personal best and placed sixth in the mile at the Terrier Classic... Won the Giegengack Invite in the 3,000-meter run... Finished fifth in the mile at the Indoor Ivy League Championships and contributed to the Bulldogs’ second-place finish in the DMR... Set 3,000-meter personal best at the Indoor IC4A Championships and placed third... Ran 800-meter personal best at the Sam Howell Invite... Set 1,500-meter personal best and captured ninth place at the Virginia Challenge... Earned sixth place at the Outdoor Ivy League Championships... Placed 10th in the first round of the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 1,500-meter run... Followed that performance with a 15th place finish in the quarterfinals of the NCAA East Preliminary Round.

2013-2014: Emerged as one of the team's top middle distance and distance runners in his freshman season...Placed in the XC team's top three twice and in team's top five in five races...Placed fifth on the team and set his 10K PR at Regionals...Set his 8K PR at Heps...Finished second on the team at both Harvard-Yale and the Iona Meet of Champions...Placed third in mile run against Columbia and Dartmouth...Finished first in 3,000-meters at Giegengack Invitational...Placed third in mile at H-Y-P meet...Placed fourth in 1,000-meter final at indoor Heps...Placed seventh in mile run final at indoor IC4As...Finished third in 1,500-meters against Harvard...Placed sixth in 1,500-meter final at outdoor Heps...Qualified for IC4As 1,500-meter event.

High School: Two-time cross country and track captain...Nike Cross Nationals individual finalist...Three-time New Balance Nationals All-American...Dream Mile qualifier...National runner-up in the two-mile at New Balance Outdoor Nationals.

Personal: Favorite post-race snack is applesauce.