James Kinney
James Kinney
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Tiburon, CA
High School: Marin Academy
Position: Distance
College: Pomona

At Pomona-Pitzer: Enters his junior season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field and Cross Country teams.

2016: SCIAC All-Academic team.

2014-15 (track): Finished in seventh place at the SCIAC Championships in the 5000 (out of 46) with a 15:17.61, earning two points for the Sagehens...The 15:17 chopped over 16 seconds off his personal best time from the regular season.

2014-15 (cross country): First-team All-SCIAC...All-Region...Finished in fifth place at the SCIAC Championships with a 26:15.87...Was 14th at the NCAA West Regionals with a 25:58.9 to earn all-region honors...Came in 125th place at nationals with a 25:30.3, third-best on the Sagehens.

High School: Attended Marin Academy in San Rafael, California, where he was a member of the cross country, track and field, lacrosse and soccer teams…A first-team all-section winner for three years…Earned fifth and sixth place finishes at the California State Cross Country meet…Helped the Wildcats to a second place finish in the states in 2013…League and sectional champion in the 3200 meters as a senior…Earned cum laude honors.

Personal: Attends Pomona College…Has two older sisters, one of whom is a professional ballroom dancer…Father John swam for two years at Stanford…Hobbies include skiing, cooking, swimming and biking…Michael Jordan is his favorite athlete…Serves as an assistant coach with the Marin Waves track club…Chose Pomona for “the benefits of a small school coupled with the resources of the consortium. Plus Pomona is beautiful and the people seemed awesome.”