James Hahn has leapt to The Lawrentian’s attention this year, standing out in both the 400-meter hurdles and the triple jump. He won both events last month at the Wisconsin Private College Championships and took fifth in the 400 hurdles this past weekend at the University of Wisconsin Twilight meet. In that race he finished ahead of all other Division III runners and was .11 second faster than standout Wisconsin freshman Nate Larkin. James runs sprint hurdles for the indoor track team as well, and he holds the LU record in the Decathalon. He is a favorite to win the conference 400 hurdles title this weekend at the MWC Championships at Grinnell.Hometown: Madison, Wis.
Year in School: Senior
Proudest LU Track moment: “Ask me on Saturday and I’ll tell you it is – if all goes as planned – winning the 400 hurdles title and the Conference Championship. As it stands, taking second in Conference last year to the national champ, [Monmouth’s] Blake “I’m Garbage” Boma.”
Favorite Seinfeld episode: “When George fakes being handicapped for a job, then they find out, but he stays at the job anyway – classic.”
Favorite Downer dessert: “Too damn many great ones, but the hot fudge and brownies with a little vanilla ice cream on top is a solid option.”
One musician you’d like SOUP to bring in: “Hiphopopotamus and Rhymenosaurus.”
One person, dead or alive, that you’d like to have a beer with: “My abuelita. I bet it wouldn’t take that many before she’d be wild ‘n’ out.