Christian James of Rosharon started running track as a way to improve his skills for other sports. That decision earned him a pair of medals as one of the best athletes in the country.

James was among a number of local competitors participating late last month in the AAU Junior Olympics in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Manvel Junior High student earned the medals as a member of the Pearland Track Xpress 14-year-old relay teams that finished fifth in the 1,600-meter relay and seventh in the 3,200 relay.

Joel Luna is sports editor for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0160 or at

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