University of Iowa Athletics
Sprints

James Harrington

Class So.
Hometown Cedar Falls, Iowa
Previous School University of Alabama

Hawk Item — 2014 Big Ten champion, 400-meter relay… 2014 All-American, 400-meter relay… 2015 All-American, 400-meter relay.

2016 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – second team All-American… Big Ten Champion… two-time NCAA qualifier… led team in 100 (10.31) and 200 meters (20.66), ran second leg on school record-setting 800-meter relay (1:23.36) and ran third leg on team-leading 400-meter relay (39.44)… the 400-meter relay time ranks third all-time at Iowa… ran third leg on winning 400-meter relay (39.44), placed second in 200 meters (20.92) and third in 100 meters (10.63) at Big Ten Championships… ran third leg on 400-meter relay that placed 16th in 39.75 at NCAA Championships… placed fifth in 200 meters (20.72) and ran third leg on 400-meter relay that placed ninth in 39.93 at NCAA West Preliminary… placed fifth in 200 (20.57) and ninth in 100 meters (10.42) at Texas Invite… won 100 meters at Jim Click Shootout (10.44)… ran 100 (10.61) and 200 meters (20.66) at Pepsi Florida Relays… ran on 400-meter relays that posted two of the top-10 all-time marks in school history (39.53-5th, 39.73-9th)…letterwinner

2015 — Indoor – led team in 200 meters (21.22)… placed fourth in 200 meters (21.22) and 13th in 60-meter hurdles with a collegiate-best 6.86 at Big Ten Championships… placed 15th in 200 meters (21.31) and ran 60 meters (6.94) at Tyson Invite… placed third in 60 meters at Alex Wilson Invite with a collegiate-best 6.86… won 200 meters (21.51) and placed third in 60 meters (6.88) at Big 4 Duals… Outdoor – second-team All-American, running third leg of 400-meter relay that placed 12th at NCAA Championships (39.67)… led team in 100 meters (10.26) and 200 meters (20.50) and ran third leg on team-leading 400-meter relay (39.66)… ran collegiate bests in 100 meters (10.26) and 200 meters (20.50) in prelims at Big Ten Championships… those times rank third all-time at Iowa… also ran third leg on 400-meter relay that placed second at Big Ten Championships in 40.10… placed fourth in 200 meters (21.07) and ran third leg on winning 400-meter relay at Musco Twilight (39.66)… the relay time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… won 200 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (20.98), running event at NCAA West Preliminary (21.84)… won 200 meters in a meet record-setting 21.04 at Jim Duncan Invite… ran 100 meters (10.78) and 200 meters (21.05) at Florida Relays… letterwinner.

2014 — Indoor – led team in 200 meters (21.21)… placed fourth in 200 meters with a collegiate-best 21.21 at Husker Invite, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… won 200 meters at Bill Bergan Invite (21.41) and Iowa Invite (21.62), running event at Big Ten Championships (21.80)… ran 60 meters (6.92) and placed 17th in 200 meters (21.31) at Tyson Invite… placed second in 200 meters (21.97) and fourth in 60 meters (6.95) at Big 4 Duals… ran 60 meters at Husker Invite (6.91), placing fourth at Bill Bergan Invite (6.92) and sixth at Jack Johnson Classic (6.92)… Outdoor – All-American, running third leg on 400-meter relay that placed sixth at NCAA Championships (39.55), setting a school record of 39.19 in the prelims… ran third leg on 400-meter relay that won Big Ten title (39.35) and placed third at NCAA West Preliminary (39.55)… ran second leg on Big Ten 400-meter relay that posted a 39.73 in prelims, which ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… placed sixth in 200 meters at Big Ten Championships (21.33), running a season-best 21.16 in prelims… anchored 400-meter relay (39.99) that placed seventh and ran lead leg on team-leading sprint medley relay (3:20.08) that placed fifth at Drake Relays… the sprint medley relays time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… placed second in 200 meters (21.41) and eighth in 100 meters (10.81) at Musco Twilight… letterwinner.

2013 — competed for the University of Alabama… Indoor — ran season-best 21.46 in 200-meter prelims at SEC Championships… ran season-best 60 meters (6.88) at Mark Colligan Memorial… won 200 meters (21.62) and ran 6.91 in 60 meters at Indiana Relays… Outdoor — placed fourth in 100 meters with season-best 10.72 at Yellow Jacket Invite.. placed fifth in 200 meters with a season-best 21.52 at Crimson Tide Invite… placed 26th in 200 meters at SEC Championships (21.71)… ran lead leg on team-leading sprint medley relay that placed fifth at Drake Relays (3:19.70)… ran third leg on team-leading 800-meter relay that won title at Alabama Relays (1:24.54).

High School — 2012 top prep sprinter in Iowa… won state titles in 100 and 200 meters, as well as running on state champion 400- and 800-meter relays… helped lead Cedar Falls to 2011 state track title… all-state in track, football and basketball… 2011 Drake Relays High School Male Performer of the Year… track coaches were Jeff Hartman and Dirk Homewood.

Personal — born July 3, 1993… son of Todd and Angela Harrington… his father played college football and his mother played basketball at the University of Northern Iowa… recreation and sports studies major.

Harrington’s Collegiate Bests
Event Mark Meet Date
60 Meters (I) 6.86 2x, last at Big Ten Championships 2/28/15
100 Meters (O) 10.26 at Big Ten Championships 5/16/15
200 Meters (O) 20.50 at Big Ten Championships 5/17/14