2003: Earned All-ACC honors in both of his throwing events during the outdoor season Finished third in the hammer (18606) and also third in the discus (16303) at the 2003 Outdoor ACC Championships The hammer throw was a season-best Finished in the top-three in the hammer in all four meets he recorded a distance Won the hammer at Charlotte with a toss of 17309.50 Third in the Raleigh Relays (18200) and at Duke (18011) in the hammer Top throw in the discus was 17605 at Duke for first place Finished third in four other meets in the discus ACC Champion in the weight throw during the indoor season Brought home the championship at the 2003 Indoor ACC Championships with a toss of 6203.25 Finished 17th at the 2003 Indoor NCAA Championships with a top throw of 5701 Won the weight throw five times Top mark of the season was 6710.50 at the Last Chance Meet That throw was a NCAA Provisional mark Also recorded wins at the Kroger Invite (6210), at UNC (6102.75), and at the Big 12 Meet (5608.50) Threw the shot put 4306 at the Patroit Games.
2002: Finished sixth at the 2002 Outdoor ACC Championships in the hammer with a heave of 17904 Also was seventh at the ACC Championships in the discus (16303) Top mark in the hammer was 17911 for seventh place at the Duke Invite Was also fourth in the hammer at UNC (17008) and 15th in the Raleigh Relays (16704) Top throw in the discus was 17100 for third place at UNC Was also third in the discus at Duke (16504) Threw 16304 for fourth place in the Raleigh Relays Named All-ACC for the second straight indoor season after finishing third at the 2002 Indoor ACC Championships in the weight throw with a heave of 6005 Notched two NCAA Provisional marks in the weight throw on the season Finished second at Carolinas Last Chance Meet with a season-best mark of 6308.75 Also record an NCAA Provisional mark of 6209.50 for a third place showing at Virginia Techs Last Chance Meet Took first at George Mason in the weight throw (5602.50) and second at UNC (5507.50) Threw the shot put once at George Mason and placed fifth (4206).
2001: Competed mainly in the discus and hammer throw during the outdoor season as a freshman Placed sixth at the Outdoor ACC Championships in the hammer throw with a season-best mark of 17801 Recorded a throw of 16604 for 11th place at the Duke Invite Was third in the hammer at UNCs Challenge Cup (15709 Also finished 13th at the Outdoor ACCs in the discus with a throw of 13909 Top throw in the discus came was 15604 at the Tar Heel Invite for fifth place Also finished fifth at UNCs Challenge Cup (14504) Competed in the shot put once, throwing 4601 at UNCs Challenge Cup Saw action in the shot put and the weight throw during the indoor season Was named All-ACC during the indoor season after placing third at the ACC Championships in the weight throw with a season-best mark of 6201.75 Recorded two second-place finishes in the weight throw on the year (at Clemson and at Virginia Tech) Threw 5907.50 at Virginia Tech and 5902.75 at Clemson Was fifth at the Kroger Invite and sixth at Florida in the weight throw as well Finished 17th at the Indoor ACC Championships in the shot put with a mark of 4009.50 Best throw in the shot put was 4408.25 at Virginia Tech for a seventh place finish.
Prep: Competed for Gary Lewis at Pender High School Was named Athlete of the Year of his high school following his senior season Lettered all four seasons Was ranked #1 in the state for the discus three years in a row Track team was conference 3A champions three straight years (97-99) Also lettered all four years in football and wrestling Helped lead his wrestling team to regional and conference championships in 1998 and 1999 Son of James and Dyann Rowell Born December 7, 1980.
JAMES ROWELLS Collegiate Bests Outdoor Discus 17605 Hammer 18606 Shot Put 4601 Indoor Shot Put 4408.25 Weight Throw 6710.50