|College:||B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire ('03); M.Ed., Springfield College (MA) ('07)|
Coach James Larson is entering his 4th year of coaching at Adrian College (8th overall) and has been steadily improving the men and women's cross country and track & field teams. This past year both the men and women track & field teams placed 3rd overall in the MIAA Conference for the first time in Adrian College history! This upcoming year both teams return the majority of their varsity letter-winners while adding an extremely talented freshmen class. Both teams are looking for a top-2 finish for the 2011 campaign. During the past track & field season, seven (7) school records were broken and Derek Stoll took away the prestigious MIAA Conference Field Performer Award along with All-MIAA honors. Freshman runner Alicia Fowler qualifed for the NCAA National Championships in the 800m with a season PR of 2:13.43 and a PR of 59.99 in the 400m. Fowler was the 2nd ranked Freshman in the 800m in the country.
Coach Larson is very optimistic for this year's Track & Field season as both men and women are currently are looking to improve their 3rd place finish. With the team returning a strong core of letter winners and new freshmen talent, a conference title run is on the horizon.
"My staff and I, along with the strong leadership of Captains on both programs, have created a culture here at Adrian College where cross country and track & field can easily be identified by the student body with the strong work ethic and competitive fire that is required to succeed. Our aim is to win the conference title and qualify our student-athletes to the national championships, while they are obtaining their degrees with the same level of commitment to be successful on and off the field."
Coach James Larson was an NCAA All-American in Track & Field, All WIAC Conference performer, school record holder, and a multiple National Qualifier in Cross Country for Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Coach Larson and his wife Sarah Kasabian-Larson live in Adrian with their 2-year old son Thomas.
Men's Track and Field
2008 MIAA Jamboree (6th) MIAA (4th)
2009 MIAA Jamboree (6th) MIAA (4th)
2010 MIAA Jamboree (3rd) MIAA (3rd)
Women's Track and Field
2008 MIAA Jamboree (6th) MIAA (5th)
2009 MIAA Jamboree (5th) MIAA (4th)
2010 MIAA Jamboree (3rd) MIAA (4th)