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Jamie McCarthy
Jamie McCarthy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Riverstick, Ireland

High School:
North Monastery

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 135


Two-time All-Big South in cross country... 2008 XC: Won the Gamecock Invitational, leading the Chanticleers to the team title, en route to earning Big South Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 4... Finished fifth at the Big South Conference Championships, earning All-Conference honors... Was selected to the Big South All-Academic Team... Ran a season-best 24:58 at the Brooks Paul Short Run... Took second place at the Coastal Carolina Invitational (6k) with a time of 19:15... Finished third at the Big South Conference Preview with a time of 26:19.1...

2007 XC: Opened the season with an 18th-place finish and an 8K time of 26:05.42 at the Covered Bridge Open... Had a season-best 8K time of 25:10.7 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, shaving 55 seconds off from his previous season-best... Finished second at the Coastal Carolina Invitational with a time of 26:13.02... Placed 11th at the New Balance Big South Men's Cross Country Championships with a time of 26:43.9... 2007 Outdoor: Ran career-best 1:54.14 and took first in the 800 meters at the Chanticleer Classic... Finished seventh in both the 800-meter prelims and finals at the Big South Championships... Had a personal-best time of 3:50.82 in the 1,500 meters at UNC Elite... Ran 3:52.44 in the 1,500 meters at the Big South Championships and placed fourth... Had a pair of second-place finishes in the 1,500 meters at the Winthrop Invitational and Battle of the Beach... Placed second in the 5,000-meter run at the CCU Invitational, clocking 15:01.79... Member of the distance medley relay team that ran 10:06.79 at Penn Relays... 2006 XC: Finished fourth at the Big South Cross Country Championships with a time of 25:09, earning All-Conference and Big South Freshman of the Year honors... Won the CCU Invitational in 25:25... Finished sixth at the Covered Bridge Open with a time of 26:21... Placed ninth at the Paul Short Run with a time of 24:59... Ranked 82nd at Pre-Nationals with a personal-best 8K time of 24:46... Finished 144th in Regionals at 33:46... 2006 Outdoor: Clocked a season-best time of 3:52.67 in the 1,500 meters at the Big South Championships... Posted a personal-best time of 1:54.93 in the 800 meters at the Settle Bagwell meet... Led the Chanticleers in the mile run with a personal-best time of 4:15.12...

High School: Finished 14th and was the first in the Under-23 bracket for the 2005 Irish National Cross Country Championships... Finished 31st in the European Cross Country Championships for Under-20... Helped the Irish National team to a silver medal in the 2004 European Cross Country Championships... Placed fourth at the 2004 Irish Junior Cross Country Championships... Personal: Full name: James Joseph McCarthy... Son of Seamus and Catherine McCarthy... Majoring in communications.