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


    03/01/2015

    No. 13 Saluki women narrowly finish in second, men finish fourth at conclusion of MVC Indoor Championships

    The No. 13 Saluki women lost by only three points after leading by nine with two events to go.

    02/27/2015

    Saluki men and women picked to finish third at MVC Indoor Championships

    Southern is looking for its first MVC team title since the Saluki men won the 2012 indoor title.

    02/19/2015

    Handful of Salukis travel to EIU Friday Night Special for final conference tune-up

    The Saluki women boast the No. 13 team in the NCAA.

    02/16/2015

    Saluki women improve 12 slots to No. 13 in latest USTFCCCA National Computer Rankings

    At No. 13, the Saluki women are at their highest national ranking of any Saluki male or female squad indoors since the 2012 season, when the Saluki women were ranked as high as No. 9 and as low as No. 16.

    02/14/2015

    Raven Saunders highlights eight Saluki titles on Day Two of Fred Wilt Invitational

    Just one week after setting the American Junior record at 17.64m (57-10.50), Saunders broke it again -- along with the all-time SIU and MVC indoor records -- at 17.99m (59-00.25).

    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.

    03/02/2014

    MVC Indoor Championships, Day Two

    Photo credit courtesy of Kirby Eagles, UNI Sports Photographer

    02/08/2014

    2014 SIU Invite, Day Two

    Photos from Day Two of the SIU Invite, Feb. 8, 2014.

    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.

    Friday, Apr 3
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Charleston, Ill. 2:00 PM
    Saturday, Apr 4
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Charleston, Ill. All Day
    Friday, Apr 10
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Knoxville, Tenn. All Day
    Saturday, Apr 11
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Knoxville, Tenn. All Day
    Thursday, Apr 16
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Walnut, Calif. All Day
    Friday, Apr 17
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Walnut, Calif. All Day
    Saturday, Apr 18
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Walnut, Calif. All Day
    Friday, Apr 24
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Jonesboro, Ark. All Day
    Saturday, Apr 25
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Jonesboro, Ark. All Day
    Saturday, May 2
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Track Terre Haute, Ind. All Day