James Yau
James Yau

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Troy, Mich.

High School:
Troy


09/18/2014

Ferlic, Yau, Flanagan to Serve as Team Captains

Ferlic, Yau, Flanagan to Serve as Men's Cross Country Captains

09/17/2014

Yau Wearing Two Uniforms in Career at Michigan

Men's Harrier Yau Wearing Two Uniforms in Career at Michigan

09/05/2014

My Michigan: Community Service

My Michigan: Community Service

11/13/2012

Toeing the Line #9: U-M to Wrap Season at NCAA Championships

Men's Cross Country to Wrap Season at NCAA Championships

11/09/2012

Wolverines Secure Runner-up Finish at Regionals

Men's Cross Country Secures Runner-up Finish at Regionals

08/30/2013

Yau Wins Michigan Open

James Yau took first at the season-opening Michigan Open on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.

08/31/2012

Men's Cross Country Michigan Open

Friday, Aug. 31

Last Updated: Dec. 11, 2013

At Michigan ... Member of the NCAA Great Lakes Regional championship team (2013) ... Michigan's Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree (2013) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, '12, '13) ... Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner (2011, '12).

Senior/Junior (2013) ... Finished 47th (25:25.6) at the 8,000 meter Big Ten Championships (Nov. 3) ... Finished 105th (24:23) at the 8,000-meter Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 19) ... Finished 31st (25:34.52) at the 8,000-meter Cowboy Jamboree (Sept. 28) ... Finished fifth (24:55.7) at the 8,000-meter Purdue Invitational (Sept. 13) ... Opened the season with his first collegiate win (15:52.15) at the 5,000-meter Michigan Open (Aug. 30).

Junior/Sophomore (2012) ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors ...U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner ...Finished 58th (32:26) at the 10,000-meter NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 9) ... Placed 50th (24:54.0) at the 8,000-meter Big Ten Championships (Oct. 28) ... Finished 27th (25:00) in the 8,000-meter open race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 12) ... Finished 103rd (25:05) at the 8,000-meter Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28) ... Led the Wolverines at the 8,000-meter Spartan Invitational (Sept. 14), finishing 22nd overall (25:27) ... Opened the season with a second-place finish (16:02) at the 5,000-meter Michigan Open (Aug. 31).

Sophomore/Freshman (2011) ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award winner ...Recorded an 83rd-place finish at the Big Ten Championships (Oct. 30) in a time of 25:57 ... Clocked a time of 26:12.75 at the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational (Sept. 24) to finish 25th overall ... Finished 13th at the Illinois Orange & Blue Preview (Sept. 16) with a time of 25:10 ... Claimed the sixth spot in his career debut at the 5,000-meter Michigan Open (Sept. 2) in a time of 16:19.41.

Freshman (2010) ... Redshirted season ... Did not compete in any races during the 2010 season.

Prep ... Graduated from Troy High School (2010) ... Four-year Suma Cum Lade ... Three-time all-league, all-region and all-county in cross country (2007, '08,'09) ... OAA Red League and regional runner-up (2010) ... Earned All-America honors in the distance medley relay at the 2009 NSIC and 2010 Nike Indoor Nationals ... Also earned All-America honors in the 4xMile at the 2010 Nike Indoor Nationals ... Twice claimed all-state honors in the 1,600m, placing fifth (2010) and eighth (2009) ... Oakland County champion in the 1600m (2010) ... OAA Red League champion in the 800m and 1600m ... Four-time All-Oakland County and three-time all-league and all-region in track (2008, '08, '10).

Personal ... Enrolled in the Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Majoring in movement science ... Born on January 10, 1992 ... Son of George and Gloria Yau.

TRACK & FIELD PERSONAL BESTS (Through 2013 season):

Event -- Time/Mark (Date)
Mile (I) -- 4:10.95 (2/22/13)
800m (O) -- 1:55.33 (3/24/12)
1,500m (O) -- 3:49.57 (5/4/12)

# Converted Time
^ Unattached
O Outdoor
I Indoor

   


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