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James Heiner Athlete Profile

James Heiner

James Heiner
Position: Distance Height: 6-3 Weight: 175 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2005 | 2008 | 2010-2011 Hometown: Centreville, VA


  • Born in Provo, Utah
  • Parents are Ron and Marilyn
  • Had three sisters run track for BYU
  • Served in the California San Jose Mission (2005-07) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Favorite movie is Remember the Titans
  • Enjoys playing all sports and eating cookie dough
  • Recruited by Virginia and Virginia Tech
  • Majoring in advertising

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Centreville High
  • School record holder in 800m and 1000m
  • All-State in the 1000m and 800m
  • All-Region and All-District in the 800m and 1000m
  • Biggest thrill to date was setting the 2nd grade mile record at Willow Spring Elementary


  • MWC Scholar-Athlete (2008, 2010)
  • Academic All-MWC (2005, 2008, 2010)


  • MWC All-Conference (800m 2010)


BEST MARKS: 800m - 1:51:84 , 1000m - 2:32.96

2005 | Freshman Year


  • Placed ninth in the 800m in 1:59.64 at the Mountain State Games
  • Finished the 800m in 2:02.65 at the Wildcat Invitational
  • Named Academic All-MWC

2008 | Sophomore Year


  • Ran the 800m at the Air Force Invitational and placed third with a time of 1:55.95
  • At the MWC Indoor Championships, ran the 800m with a time of 1:55.82


  • Competed at the ASU Invitational in the 800m with a time of 1:54.24
  • Ran the 800m in 1:53.14 at the Stanford Invitational
  • Academic All-MWC

2010 | Junior Year



  • Third place at the MWC Championships in the 800m with a time of 1:52.66
  • Ran the 800m at the UW Husky Classic in a time of 1:51.93
  • Took second place at the New Balance Invitational in the 800m (1:53.25)
  • Finished third at the BYU Invitational in the 800m (1:52.96)


  • Won the 800m at the BYU Invitational with a time of 1:55.28
  • Competed at the Sun Angel Track Classic in the 800m (1:52.60)
  • Ran the 800m at the Stanford Invitational in a time of 1:53.67
  • Competed in the 1500m (4:03.39) at the Spring Break Classic