James Boutte competes at the 2021 SPC Cross Country State Championships
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A rising junior, James Boutte of Houston Christian experienced a fabulous sophomore campaign that saw his coach applaud him almost weekly on social media, and for good reason. His mid-distance times continually dropped, which means he secured his grip on a few school records, his confidence skyrocketed, and he elevated himself to a serious SPC contender in several events, including relays.
While XC season didn't end the way he had hoped (DQ for a missing bib), he'll compete in USATF Nationals with hopes of finishing sub-16:00.00.
The SPC's returning leader in both the 800 and 1600, James and his coach plan to increase their attention to speed this track season, so there's a great chance you'll see him compete in more 400s while also running some 3200s, thus showing his range.
James own PRs of 52.13 in the 400 and 1:53.71 in the 800; expect those to be shattered often as he continues to make a name for himself.
|400 Meter Dash||52.13|
|800 Meter Run||1:53.71|
|1600 Meter Run||4:17.46|
|800 Meter Run||1:59.06|
|One Mile Run||4:33.22|
|5000 Meter Run||16:22.10|