2003: Earned All-ACC honors in both of his throwing events during the outdoor season ? Finished third in the hammer (186?06?) and also third in the discus (163?03?) 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 173?09.50? ? Third in the Raleigh Relays (182?00?) and at Duke (180?11?) in the hammer ? Top throw in the discus was 176?05? 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 62?03.25? ??Finished 17th at the 2003 Indoor NCAA Championships with a top throw of 57?01? ??Won the weight throw five times ? Top mark of the season was 67?10.50? at the Last Chance Meet ? That throw was a NCAA Provisional mark ? Also recorded wins at the Kroger Invite (62?10?), at UNC (61?02.75?), and at the Big 12 Meet (56?08.50?) ??Threw the shot put 43?06? at the Patroit Games.
2002: Finished sixth at the 2002 Outdoor ACC Championships in the hammer with a heave of 179?04? ? Also was seventh at the ACC Championships in the discus (163?03?) ? Top mark in the hammer was 179?11? for seventh place at the Duke Invite ? Was also fourth in the hammer at UNC (170?08?) and 15th in the Raleigh Relays (167?04?) ? Top throw in the discus was 171?00? for third place at UNC ? Was also third in the discus at Duke (165?04?) ? Threw 163?04? 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 60?05? ? Notched two NCAA Provisional marks in the weight throw on the season ? Finished second at Carolina?s Last Chance Meet with a season-best mark of 63?08.75? ? Also record an NCAA Provisional mark of 62?09.50 for a third place showing at Virginia Tech?s Last Chance Meet ? Took first at George Mason in the weight throw (56?02.50?) and second at UNC (55?07.50?) ? Threw the shot put once at George Mason and placed fifth (42?06?).
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 178?01? ? Recorded a throw of 166?04? for 11th place at the Duke Invite ? Was third in the hammer at UNC?s Challenge Cup (157?09? ? Also finished 13th at the Outdoor ACCs in the discus with a throw of 139?09? ? Top throw in the discus came was 156?04? at the Tar Heel Invite for fifth place ? Also finished fifth at UNC?s Challenge Cup (145?04?) ? Competed in the shot put once, throwing 46?01? at UNC?s 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 62?01.75? ? Recorded two second-place finishes in the weight throw on the year (at Clemson and at Virginia Tech) ? Threw 59?07.50? at Virginia Tech and 59?02.75? 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 40?09.50? ? Best throw in the shot put was 44?08.25? 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 ROWELL?S Collegiate Bests Outdoor Discus 176?05? Hammer 186?06? Shot Put 46?01? Indoor Shot Put 44?08.25? Weight Throw 67?10.50?