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James Eichberger
Position: Cross Country/Middle Distance
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 145
Year: Senior
Hometown: Green Brae, Calif.
High School: Catalina Magnet (Tucson)
2011 NCAA Indoor All-American

2011 All-Pac-10

2012 All-Pac-12

2012 NCAA Outdoor Second-team All-American

2012: Indoors, Eichberger clocked a season-best time of 1:48.96 in the 800 meters at the UW Final Qualifier in Seattle, good for third place overall ... He also ran the third leg on the 4x400-meter relay team, the quartet of Clifton Leake, Chris McSwain, Eichberger and Sean Delfani took sixth place at the MPSF Championships with a season-best time of 3:12.00 ... Outdoors, Eichberger clocked a season-best time of 1:47.64 at the NCAA West Preliminaries, the second-fastest race of his career was good for a trip to the NCAA Championships ... In his first trip to the NCAA Championships as an individual, Eichberger earned second-team All-America honors ... He finished in 15th place during the preliminary round, clocking a time of 1:48.52 ... At the Pac-12 Championships, Eichberger took fourth place in the 800-meter run, posting a time of 1:48.96 ... As a member of the 4x400-meter relay, the quartet of Clifton Leake, Chris McSwain, Garic Wharton and Eichberger took ninth place at the Pac-12 Championships, clocking a time of 3:17.55 ... The quartet of Leake, McSwain, Eichberger and Sean Delfani clocked a season-best time of 3:11.44 at the UA-ASU-NAU Double Dual, good for second place.

2011 (XC): Redshirted the cross country season.

2011: In his only event of the indoor season, he won the 800-meter run at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 1:48.43 ... Outdoors, he set a personal best at the Pac-10 Championships in the 800 meters, finishing in third place with a time of 1:48.84 ... At the NCAA West Preliminaries, he had a time of 1:49.48 in the 800 meters.

2010 (XC): Eichberger earned a 20th-place finish with a time of 22:35.29 for the 4.25 mile run at the Dave Murray Invitational... At the Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival, he finished fifth in the three-mile race, running 15:19.0 ... Had an 8K time of 26:54.2 at thePre-Nationals ... At the Pac-10 Championships, Eichberger finished with a time of 25:08.90.

2010: Redshirted his sophomore year for the Wildcats but had a successful summer campaign in the 800 meters running internationally for Mexico ... Recorded a personal best of 1:47.42 at the Liberoamericanos meet in San Fernando, Spain ... Later went on to represent Mexico at the NACAC U-23 Championships and qualified for the final of the 800 meters, running a time of 1:48.34.

2009: Earned an NCAA West Regional qualification in the 800 meters at the UA-ASU-NAU Dual Meet in a time of 1:50.34 - his personal best on the season - to finish second ... At the regional meet, he came close to matching that time with a mark of 1:50.59 to finish 13th ... Also a main member of the men's 4x400-meter relay team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won six state titles during his junior and senior years ... In 2008, was the state champion in the Arizona Division 4A-II 400 and 800 meters as a senior and was also a member of Catalina's 4x400-meter relay state championship team ... Was chosen as the 2008 Arizona Daily Star Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year and the 2008 Arizona Daily Star Student-Athlete of the Year ... Also won the 400 and 800 meters as a junior during the 2007 season in addition to another title with the 4x400-meter relay team, competing at the Division 4A-I level ... Second runner-up in the 400-meters at the 2006 Junior Olympics.

PERSONAL: Born in Green Brae, Calif., he is the son of Martha C. Eichberger ... Has two siblings, Michael and Anna ... Majoring in business economics.