James Russell Ballowe
James Russell Ballowe
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Roseland, Va.
Previous School: Nelson County HS

2016: At the Eye Opener Invitational he finished the 8k in a time of 27:28.36, taking 7th out of the NCAA II runners...At the Asheville XC Carnival he finished in a time of 27:42.22, placing 20th in the 8k...At the Greater Louisville Classic he recorded a time of 26:49.21 to finish 92nd out of 358 participants in the 8k...At the Queens Royals XC Challenge he came within five seconds of his personal record, finishing in a time of 26:14.9 in the 8k to place 80th out of nearyl 350 runners...At the Conference Carolinas championship he placed 19th in the 8k, finishing in a time of 28:20.70...At the NCAA II Southeast Regional he set a personal record, finishing with a time of 32:12.46, bettering his previous fastest 10k time of 35:09.76 which came in 2014.

2015: Opened the season at the Cover Bridge, finishing with a 6,400 meter time of 21:33.65...Finished 5th at the Lenior-Rhyne Invite with a 8k time of 28:05.47 to helped lead King to a 1st place finish...Set a personal best 8k time of 26:09.4 at the Royals Challenge...At the Conference Carolinas championship he finished in 13th with a 8k time of 28:01.5, helping lead King to a 2nd place conference finish...At the NCAA southeast regional he recorded a 10k time of 35:17.8 finishing 43rd...Was named Conference Carolinas runner of the week for the week of September 22.

2014: Named to Conference Carolinas third team… Set an 8k personal record at the Greater Louisville Classic with a time of 27:12.55… Set a 10k personal best at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a time of 35:09.76, finishing in 65th place.

High School: Ran cross country and track at Nelson County High School... Helped win three district championships in track... Finished 5th in the state in 2012 and 3rd in the state in 2013 in cross country... Holds 6 school records... 5k personal record is 15:56... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Jimmy and Debbie Ballowe... Majoring in Computer Science.