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James Kraus
Year: Junior
Hometown: Maumee, Ohio
High School: Maumee
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2012-13: Cross Country -- Ran in the first three races of the season for the RedHawks … recorded a season-best 8K time of 26:23.4 at the All-Ohio Championship (Sept. 29), taking 14th in the open division … was 38th overall at the season-opening Flyer 5K Challenge (Sept. 1) in 16:34.0. Track and Field – Did not run outdoors, but ran one race indoors … placed 28th in the 3000m run at the Ohio State Tune-Up in 9:21.23.

2011-12: Cross Country -- Ran in five of seven races with his first collegiate race Sept. 3 at the Dayton 5K Challenge, where he placed 61st and was Miami's seventh finisher in 16:49.7 ... posted a career-best 8K time of 26:48.5 at the MAC Championship, earning 68th overall as Miami's sixth finisher ... was Miami's sixth finisher at the Miami Open and LSU Invitational as well, recording a career-best finish of 21st at the Miami Open (27:20) while taking 23rd at the LSU Invite (29:03.3). Track and Field -- Competed in three meets, running the 3000m steeplechase twice and the 5000m run once ... his fastest steeplechase time came at the All-Ohio Championships where he finished in 12th place with a time of 10:03.45 ... was third in the steeplechase at the RedHawk Invitational (10:15.32) ... clocked 16:10.14 in the 5K at the Miami Invitational. 

High School: Earned four varsity letters in both track and cross country under head coach Jim Windnagle at Maumee High School ... served as team captain for both teams for three years ... recorded a personal-best 5K time of 15:50, 3200m time of 9:31, 1600m time of 4:27 and 800m time of 2:00 ... helped his cross country team to a district runner-up finish in 2010 by winning the district championship ... was the 2010 runner-up at his conference's cross country championship and placed 29th at the Ohio state meet ... competed in the Nike Cross Nationals in Wisconsin in 2010 ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born on Oct. 27, 1992 in Fredricktown, Ohio ... son of Patricia Ellis and James Kraus ... majoring in zoology.