FSU Track & Field BIO
James Rhoden
Player Profile:
James Rhoden 1878455
Position: Hurdles
Year: Senior
Hometown: Katy, Texas
High School: Cinco Ranch


Senior returns for his fifth season after sitting out 2016 outdoor campaign with a heavy academic load...came to FSU as a walk-on football player from Texas but returned to his track roots during 2013 outdoor season as a 400-meter hurdler...placed fifth in 400 hurdles at 2015 ACC Championships.

2016: Saw action in two indoor meets, competing in the 400-meter dash...posted collegiate-best 50.56 at the UAB Blazer Invitational.

2015: Enjoyed a breakout season, shaving nearly two full seconds off his previous best in the 400 hurdles...qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary for the first time, finishing 27th...his fifth-place ACC Championship finish helped the Noles to the team title...qualified for the ACC finals with a PB (52.15)...was runner-up at Longhorn Invitational as he cracked 53 seconds (52.33) for the first time...also second at FSU Relays (53.06)...did not compete during the indoor season.

2014: Competed in six outdoor meets, making significant gains in the 400 hurdles...season-best and then PB (54.01) came at FSU Twilight in fifth-place finish...saw 400-meter dash action at a pair of indoor meets.

2013: Raced in six meets, focusing solely on the 400 hurdles after training through the indoor season coming out of football...registered his season-best at Florida Relays (54.14)...placed 13th in his ACC Championships debut with his second-best time (54.65).

Personal: Outstanding student from Katy, Texas who will earn his degree in electrical engineering.


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