2006-07 (Junior): Outdoor Track: At the A-10 Championships (5/6), placed 20th in the 800 meters (2:00.72) ... ran his top 800 meter time of 1:57.31 at the UMass Eight-Way Meet (4/28) ... Indoor Track: At the IC4A Championships (3/3), ran the anchor leg of the 4x800 relay which finished 17th overall ... at the New England Championships (2/24), placed 26th in the 500-meter dash with his season-best time of 1:08.43 ... at the A-10 Championships (2/17), ran the third leg of the distance medley relay team ... turned in his top time in the 800 meters (1:59.70) at the Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/9).
2005-06 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: Finished 18th in the 800 meters (1:58.18) at the A-10 Championships (5/7) ... Indoor Track: Placed 13th in the 500-meter dash (1:08.93) at the A-10 Championships (2/18).
2004-05 (Freshman): Ran an outdoor season-best 53.32 second 400-meter dash for a 10th-place finish at the UConn Invitational (4/23) ... posted his top 800 meter time (2:00.07) of the indoor season at the Boston University FasTrack Invitational (2/12).
Before UMass: Competed in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track at Barnstable High School ... set a school-record in the 600 meters as a senior captain (1:24.13) ... tabbed an Old Colony League All-Star in cross country and indoor/outdoor track ... was a Cape Islands All-Star in each as well.
Personal: James M. Bentley ... born May 15, 1986 in Plymouth, Mass. ... son of Douglas and Jenifer Bentley ... has one sister, Alison ... majoring in plant and soil sciences.