Rainer caps stellar career at NCAA Championships
James Rainer ended his outstanding career at the NCAA Championships on Thursday.
James Rainer ended his outstanding career at the NCAA Championships on Thursday.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 8, 2006) - After cruising through the opening round of the 100-meters earlier Thursday afternoon, senior James Rainer (Alcoa, Tenn.) closed the books on his ETSU career with a performance of 10.36 in semi-final round at the NCAA Championships.  Rainer finished seventh in his heat, and 11th overall, an agonizing .02 seconds from a spot in the final round.

 

On the upside, Rainer's 10.36 is the second fastest of his career, and his personal-best time in legal wind.  The senior sealed his trip to nationals last month, running a scorching time of 10.16 at the NCAA Mid-East Regionals, the fastest time by an ETSU athlete in nearly 40 years and the best-ever FAT mark.

Rainer, the first Buc to compete at nationals since the 2000 season, finished third in his qualifying heat earlier this afternoon with a time of 10.41.  Rainer's mark was the eighth-best of the round.

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