Hall of Fame induction: 1997
Jim was the foremost miler in the state schoolboy history, having run a 4:15.7 at the New Castle County Championships in 1972, a mark which is a superior performance to today’s State Record in the 1600 meters. He also ran a 4:16.4 at the State Championships in 1972 which remains the State Meet mark to this day. Jim placed second at the State Cross Country Championships in 1971, when Newark defeated Salesianum for the team championship, a rare feat in those days.
Due to injury and mononucleosis, Jim was only able to compete for about three fourths of one season in college. He set one of the more long standing University of Delaware records in the Steeplechase with a time of 9:10.4 in 1975 when he won the Colonial Relays Steeplechase. In 1976, he was named to the IC4A All East team in cross country.