|High School:||Belfast Area HS|
2011 Track: Set a personal record of 9:14.58 in the 3,000 meters in the Clemson University meet (2/11-2/12)…won the 10,000 meter Berry Road Race (3/5) in 33:23…set a PR in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:10.43 at the Emory Invitational (3/19)…later improved that time to a season best 15:31.81 in the Auburn University meet (4/16), finishing 19th…won the Flying Pig Half-Marathon (5/1) in 1:13:25.
2010 Cross Country: Competed in eight events…ran his fastest 8K of 25:50 in the Southeast Classic (10/23)…finished 19th out of 239…finished third in the Viking Open 8K (11/13)…placed seventh out of 28 runners in the Darlington Open 5K (10/2) with a time of 16:51.95….ran the USATF Club XC Nationals 10K (12/11) in 32:51, finishing 185th.
High School: Ran varsity cross country all four years at York High School then Belfast Area High School... captained his team in 2008-2009... named Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference All-Conference 2007-2009 and KVAC All-Academic team... qualified for the New England Championships 2007-2008... varsity indoor track for four years... captain from 2007-2010...varsity outdoor track all four years, captain 2010... KVAC 4x800 Champions in 2009... KVAC 4x400 Champions in 2010... recipient of Belfast Service Athlete Award for Outstanding Career Contributions to Belfast Athletics... National Honor Society president for class of 2010... Recipient of the Saint Michael's College Book Award for Excellence in Academics and Community Service Leadership... Advanced Placement Scholar Award... Class Treasurer 2008-2010, Cofounder of the Belfast Area Youth Council 2009-2010, Belfast Aspirations Anti-Substance Abuse Club, Belfast Peer-Leadership Program 2007-2010.
Personal: Ryan James was born in Newburyport, Maine... son of Kathleen Berry and Scott James... has three sisters, Casie, Allison and Sarah-Kate...a history major at Berry.