Men's Track

 

  James Godinho
James Godinho

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Sandwich, Mass.

High School:
Sandwich HS

Height:
6-0

Event:
Sprints / Jumps

Birthdate:
07/12/1984


General: Holds the UMass indoor record for the 500 meter dash (1:02.98) ... has one season of eligibility remaining for indoor and outdoor track.

2007 INDOOR TRACK UPDATE: Placed 5th in the 500 meter run (1:06.34) and took 6th in the high jump competition (6-3.25) at the A-10 Championships (2/17)...At the BU Valentine Invitational (2/9) placed 16th in the 400 meter dash (48.61 seconds), which qualifies him for the IC4A and is the third fastest time in school history...Placed 10th in the 800 meter run (1:59.95) and 5th in the high jump competition (6-2.75) at the URI Mega Meet (2/3)...Took 1st place in the 500 meter run (1:05.07) at the Reebok Indoor Games (1/26) to qualify for the IC4A's...Placed 1st in the high jump competition (6-3.25) and 2nd in the long jump competition (21-8.75) at the UNH Invitational (1/20)...At the BU Quad Meet (1.17) took 3rd place in the 400 meter dash (49.61 seconds) and 4th place in the long jump competition (21-0.50).

2005-06 (Senior): Outdoor Track: Did not compete during the outdoor season ... Indoor Track: Finished eighth at the IC4A Championships (3/5) in the 500 meter dash (1:04.17) ... nearly broke his own indoor record in the event preliminaries when he clocked a time of 1:03.41 ... At the New England Championships (2/25) placed fourth in the 500 meter dash (1:03.98) and helped the 4x400 meter relay team finish ninth (3:19.36) ... placed fourth in the 800-meter (1:56.82), placed 14th in the 55-meter hurdle preliminaries (8.77), and helped the 4x400 meter relay team to a fifth place finish (3:24.51) at the A-10 Championships (2/18).

2004-05 (Junior): New England Champion and UMass record holder during the indoor season in the 500 meters ... during the outdoor season, took third in the 400 meters (47.78 seconds), fourth in the long jump (22-7.00) and fourth in the high jump (6-4.25) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/8) ... during the indoor season, won the 500 meter title and set a new UMass record at the New England Championships (2/26) with his 1:02.98 performance ... earned UMass/Dinn Brothers Athlete of the Week honors for his performance at the New England Championships ... had four event victories on the season ... took fourth in the 500 meters (1:04.31) and fifth in the long jump (21-5.50) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19).

2003-04 (Sophomore): Led UMass in the 400-meter dash (49.31) and the 800-meter run (1:57.46) ... also the top high jumper on the team with his 6' 4_" mark at the Atlantic 10 Championship meet (5/1) where he placed sixth ... narrowly missed all-conference honors when he placed third in the long jump at the A-10 meet as well recording his top mark of 22' 10_" ... finished seventh at the conference meet with a 49.81 400-meter dash ... placed eighth at the New England Championships (5/10) with his mark of 21' 11_" in the long jump ... during the indoor season, finished fourth in the 500-meter dash (1:05.27) at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships ... competed at the IC4A Championships (3/8) placing 14th in the 500 meters (1:04.16) ... finished second at the New England Championships (3/1) in the 500 meters with his best time of the season in the 500 meters (1:03.76) ... at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships (2/21) finished fourth in the 500 meters (1:05.27) and helped the 4x400 meter relay team to a second-place finish (3:20.31) to earn all-conference honors.

2002-03 (Freshman): Led the team in the 400 meters with a 50.25 ... ranked third on the team in the high jump with a mark of 6' 2" ... was the team leader in the long jump with a distance of 22' 2_" and finished seventh in the conference in that event ... finished ninth in the 400 meters at the A-10 Outdoor Championships with a time of 50.76.

Before UMass: Competed in the 400 meters, 800 meters, high jump and long jump for Sandwich High School ... earned All-Massachusetts honors in the 800 meters and the long jump as a junior and senior ... two-time track MVP and cross country MVP ... averaged 17.3 points per game on the basketball team as a senior.

Personal: James A. Godinho ... born on Sept. 12, 1984 in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... son of Theresa and William Godinho ... has four siblings: Jessica, David, Frank, and Billy ... majoring in sociology.

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Jan 10
    at Yale Invitational 9:00 AM
    Thursday, Jan 15
    at URI Multi Event (Day 1) 2:00 PM
    Friday, Jan 16
    at URI Multi Event (Day 2) 10:00 AM
    Saturday, Jan 17
    at Beantown Challenge 10:00 AM
    Friday, Jan 23
    at Northeastern Indoor Games 4:00 PM
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