Three Bears shine on opening day of meet in Oregon.
Bears will have nine current and former athletes in action starting Friday in Eugene, Ore.
Junior advances at USA Track and Field Championships with eighth-best time.
Bears will have one male, three women taking part in national meet.
1,259 student-athletes have earned bachelor's degree since joining Big 12 Conference.
2011 All-Big 12 Outdoors (800 Meters, 4x400-Meter Relay)
2011 Big 12 Champion Indoors (Distance Medley Relay)
2011 All-Big 12 Indoors (800 Meters)
2011 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2011 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
2010 All-American Outdoors (4x400-Meter Relay)
2010 Big 12 Champion Indoors (800 Meters, Distance Medley Relay)
2010 All-Big 12 Outdoors (800 Meters, 4x400-Meter Relay)
2010 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2010 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2009 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
School Record Holder (Indoor 800 Meters)
School Record Holder (Distance Medley Relay)
Eight-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2011: Ran third leg of team's Big 12 champion distance medley relay squad that won for second consecutive year with time of 9:48.67, fifth-fastest in program history...Also earned indoor all-Big 12 honors with third-place finish in 800 meters (1:50.85) and outdoor all-Big 12 honors with third-place 800-meter finish (1:48.24) and second-place 4x400-meter relay finish (3:02.88)...Won 800 meters at outdoor Michael Johnson/Dr Pepper Classic with time of 1:48.54...Helped 4x400-meter relay team to title at UTA Bobby Lane Invitational outdoors with time of 3:06.92...Placed 24th in 800 meters outdoors in second round at NCAA West Preliminary Rounds...Helped team to second-place finish in distance medley relay (9:48.84) and fourth-place finish in sprint medley relay (3:20.95) at Texas Relays...Finished third in 800 meters at indoor Alex Wilson Invitational, narrowly missing NCAA berth with season-best time of 1:48.26...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team and CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honors...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and spring Baylor Dean's List.
2010: Earned All-America honors outdoors on the 4x400-meter relay team that placed sixth at NCAA Championships with time of 3:04.85...Won indoor Big 12 title in 800 meters with time of 1:49.21...Helped distance medley relay team win indoor conference title with time of 9:41.88, then helped set school record one week later with time of 9:34.90 at Alex Wilson Invitational...Qualified automatically for NCAA Indoor Championships with school-record 800-meter time of 1:48.00 at Alex Wilson Invitational...Placed 12th at NCAA indoors with time of 1:52.18...Earned all-Big 12 honors outdoors, placing third in 800 meters with time of 1:49.36 and helping 4x400-meter relay team to second-place finish with time of 3:04.48...Ran third leg on third-place 4x400-meter relay squad that finished with time of 3:04.15 at NCAA West Preliminary Rounds...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first team and USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2009: Finished 12th overall at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.42...Season-best time of 1:50.86 came in a sixth-place finish at the Michael Johnson Classic...Anchored the Baylor sprint medley relay to a title at the LSU Relays...Ran the 800-meter leg for Baylor's winning distance medley relay at the Texas Relays...During the indoor season, recorded a season-best time of 1:51.42 in the 800 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Took ninth place at the Texas A&M Invitational and the Razorback Invitational...Finished fourth in the 600 yards with a time of 1:11.87 at the Texas Tech Invitational...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
2008: Suffered a season-ending injury prior to the outdoor season...Will retain freshman eligibility for the outdoor season...During the indoor season, recorded a season-best time of 1:10.76 in the 600 yards at the Husker Invitational...Finished 18th in the event at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in 1:18.25...Clocked a season-best time of 1:51.62 in the 800 meters to place third at the Arkansas Invitational...Finished 33rd overall in 49.57 in the 400 meters at the Razorback Invitational...Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Named to the USA Today/Track and Field News All-USA team as a senior...Tennessee record holder in the 800 meters...As a senior, won state championships in the 400 meters and the 800 meters...Placed second at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 1:49.98, the nation's fourth-best time in 2007...Personal best of 46.62 in the 400 meters ranked eighth nationally among high school athletes...Three-time All-Shelby Metro Best of Preps selection in track...Two-time All-Shelby Metro Best of Preps selection in cross country...Named 2007 Commercial Appeal Track Athlete of the Year and Commercial Appeal Shelby Suburban Athlete of the Year...As a senior, named Shelby County Athlete of the Year...As a junior, named NSSF All-American in the 800 meters...Won the state championship in the 800 meters...Also has personal-best times of 11.3 in the 100 meters and 21.9 in the 200 meters...Top time in cross country of 16:10 on 5K course...In the classroom, graduated in the top 10 percent of his graduating class...A member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta.
Personal: Full name is James C. Gilreath...Born Aug. 7, 1989, in Memphis, Tenn...Son of Joseph and Diana Gilreath...Has older sister, Nicole...Majoring in business.