Luke James
    Luke  James

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Memphis, Tenn.

    High School:
    St. Benedict at Auburndale

    Last College:
    Bethel University

    Event:
    Jumps

    Birthdate:
    07/12/1993

    Experience:
    SR


    06/12/2015

    Luke James finishes 20th in the triple jump on Day Three of NCAA Championships

    James earns Honorable Mention All-American status for his finish.

    06/11/2015

    Raven Saunders comes from behind to win second career NCAA shot put title

    Saunders was in third on her last throw, but ended up winning the NCAA title by two feet.

    06/09/2015

    Four Salukis set to represent SIU at the NCAA Outdoor Championships

    ESPN will carry 35 hours of live coverage -- 12 of which will be on national television broadcasts.

    06/07/2015

    Get to know the Saluki Track and Field national qualifiers

    Raven Saunders (shot put), DeAnna Price (hammer throw), Josh Freeman (shot put) and Luke James (triple jump) each punched tickets to the national meet last week at the NCAA West Regional in Texas.

    05/30/2015

    James and Saunders punch tickets to the national meet on final day of NCAA West Regional

    Raven Saunders (shot put) and Luke James (triple jump) were Southern's two Day Three qualifiers.

    05/16/2015

    2015 MVC Senior Ceremony

    Photos from the MVC Senior Ceremony; May 15, 2015

    04/17/2015

    2015 Mt. SAC Relays. Day Two

    Photos from Day Two of the 57th running of the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., on April 17, 2015.

    02/07/2015

    2015 SIU Invitational, Day Two

    Photos from Day Two of the 2015 SIU Invitational at the SIU Recreation Center, Feb. 7, 2015.

    05/18/2014

    2014 MVC Outdoor Championships, Day Three

    Photos from the final day of the MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.18.14

    04/03/2014

    2014 Bill Cornell Spring Classic, Day Two

    Photos from Day Two of the 2014 Bill Cornell Spring Classic, 3.29.14.

    2013-14
    All-MVC, Triple Jump (Indoor)
    NCAA Regional Qualifier, Triple Jump (Outdoor)
    All-MVC, Triple Jump (Outdoor)
    MVC Outdoor Champion, Triple Jump
    All-MVC, Triple Jump (Indoor)...Finished second in triple jump at the MVC Indoor Championships with a 14.64m mark...Jumped 6.68m to finish 17th in long jump at the MVC Indoor Championships...NCAA Regional Qualifier, Triple Jump (Outdoor)...All-MVC, Triple Jump (Outdoor)...MVC Outdoor Champion, Triple Jump...Jumped 15.12m to claim first place in triple jump at the MVC Outdoor Championships...Finished 30th in triple jump at the NCAA West Region Prelims... Earned first place in triple jump at the Saluki Open and GVSU Big Meet with 13.87m and 14.47m marks, respectively...Held SIU's highest mark in indoor triple jump with a 14.64m jump...Held SIU's highest mark in outdoor triple jump with a 15.12m jump...Opened the outdoor season with a first-place finish in triple jump at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic with a 14.70m mark...MVC Academic Honor Roll...Participated in four events (triple jump, 4x100m, 110h, long jump) in six outdoor meets...Competed in triple jump and long jump in eight indoor meets.

    Prior to SIU
    Competed at NAIA Bethel University in the triple and long jumps...All-American and three-time national qualifier...Four-time conference champion in the triple and long jumps.

    High School
    Participated in the triple jump, long jump, 4x400m relay and the 4x800m relay at St. Benedict at Auburndale.

    Personal
    Born July 12, 1993, in San Diego, Calif., to Grayce James...Has four brothers: William, Jermaine, Thomas and Clinton...William was a distance runner for the University of Kentucky...Majoring in criminology and criminal justice.