Malachi James, coming off one of the greatest sprint seasons for a freshman in state history when he starred for Willingboro this past spring, has transferred to Eastern, according to a tweet posted on Thursday by his father.
James, who came into this past spring season with big-time credentials that included 10 national age-group titles, certainly lived up to all the preseason hype by running 10.76 in the 100 and 21.82 in the 200!! Those times rank James No. 16 in the nation among freshman in both the 100 and 200.
James won the 100 and 200 at the Central Jersey, Group 1 Championships to help Willingboro win the team title, won the 100 and 200 at the State Group 1 Championships, and at the Meet of Champions the 5-11, 170-pound James made history when he placed fifth in the 100 and eighth in the 200. James is the first freshman in state history to place in the top 10 in both the 100 and 200 at the Meet of Champions.