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    James Millar  
    James Millar

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Granger, IN

    High School:
    South Bend St. Joseph's

    Height:
    6-3

    Event:
    Middle Distance

    Birthdate:
    06/27/1986


    AS A JUNIOR: Made one appearance for the Irish cross country team, placing 122nd at the Notre Dame Invitational Gold race ... top performance of the indoor campaign was his career-best 8:45.67 effort in the Meyo Invitational 3,000 meters ... focused exclusively on the 3,000-meter steeplechase outdoors ... ran a career-best time of 9:43.80 in the event at the Spartan Invitational ... local product will look to expand his role on the cross country team and post a few BIG EAST qualifications in 2008.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Made the move from middle distance specialist to cross country runner and miler ... competed in three cross country meets for the Irish ... placed third on the team and sixth overall at the Valparaiso Invitational, running the 8,000-meter course in 26:28 ... took 24th overall at the National Catholic Championship, running the Notre Dame home course in 26:03 ... nearly broke 26 minutes on the same course during the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Race, taking 43rd place in 26:01 ... ran the mile and 3,000 meters during the indoor season ... top mile time came at the Alex Wilson Invitational where he ran 4:19.49 ... best 3,000-meter performance was run at the Notre Dame Invitational as he covered the distance in 8:48.94 ... ran both the 1,500 and 5,000 meters outdoors ... ran 4:05.44 over 1,500 meters at the Indy Relays ... top 5,000-meter race came at the Hillsdale Gina Relays (15:29.77).

    AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete during the 2004 cross country season ... top performance of the indoor track season came at the Alex Wilson Invitational, covering 800 meters in 1:56.67 ... also ran well at the Meyo Invitational, posting a time of 2:31.89 in the 1,000 meters ... top 800-meter run of the outdoor campaign was 1:58.69 at the Indy Relays.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track and field at St. Joseph High School ... took fifth place at the Indiana state championships in the 4x800-meter relay, competing with future Irish teammate Daniel Bradley ... the relay set school, city, conference, regional, and city records and attained the rank of 21st in the nation (7:51.00) ... earned all-conference honors during his junior and senior campaigns in both track and cross country ... cross country team MVP as a sophomore and senior ... captained the track team as a senior ... son of Audrey Lynn and John Millar ... father, John, ran cross country and track at the University of Western Ontario and currently coaches the Irish track and field sprint squads ... born June 27, 1986 in Austin, Texas ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in accounting.

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