James Martin
James Martin
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lake Forest, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita Catholic HS
Position: Hurdles

UC Santa Barbara
Martin competed in 400m dash and 400m hurdles throughout the season…Posted
season best in the 400m at Cal-Nevada Championships where he ran a 48.46 and
placed seventh…Ran a season best in the 400m hurdles at Bryan Clay Invite where
he ran a 54.24 and placed tenth.
Martin continued to compete in the 400m and 800m events but not the hurdling events this season...Finished seventh in the 400m at the Cal/Nevada Championships where he ran a season best of 48.74...Ran a new personal best in the 800m with a time of 1:58 at the UCSD Triton Invitational...Assisted the 4x400m relay team to a second place finish at the Ben Brown Invitational and a time of 3:12.47.
Placed third at the USC Trojan Invitational and fifth on the UCSB all-time list with a 400m hurdles time of 52.36...Part of the 4x400m relay squad that ran 3:11.95 to take second at the Cal/Nevada Meet and setting a new personal best...Ran 48.31 to take fourth in the 400m at the UCSD Triton Invitational...Placed 46th overall at the NCAA Preliminaries with a time of 54.90 in the 400m hurdles.

High School
Competed in the Trinity League of the CIF-Southern Section...Was the Trinity League Champion in the 110m hurdles and the 300m hurdles in 2009, and went on to capture the CIF Championship in the 300m hurdles...Was named the Trinity League Runner of the Year upon the season's conclusion...Also won the 300m hurdles at the Orange County Championships Invitational...Holds the Santa Margarita HS and Trinity League record in the 300m hurdles at 38.44...Also holds the Santa Margarita record in the 110 hurdles at 14.46.

The brother of teammate Ryan Martin (Gaucho class of '11)...Enjoys playing the piano.

Collegiate Career Bests
110m H - 15.28 (Ben Brown Invitational, 3/4/2010)
400m H - 52.36 - (USC Trojan Invitational, 3/20/2010)
4x400m relay - 3:11.95 (Cal/Nevada Meet, 3/28/2010)
400m - 48.31 (UCSD Triton Invitational, 4/24/2010)
800m - 1:58.00 (UCSD Triton Invitational, 4/22/2011)