James earns Honorable Mention All-American status for his finish.
Saunders was in third on her last throw, but ended up winning the NCAA title by two feet.
ESPN will carry 35 hours of live coverage -- 12 of which will be on national television broadcasts.
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.
Raven Saunders (shot put) and Luke James (triple jump) were Southern's two Day Three qualifiers.
Photos from the MVC Senior Ceremony; May 15, 2015
Photos from Day Two of the 57th running of the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., on April 17, 2015.
Photos from Day Two of the 2015 SIU Invitational at the SIU Recreation Center, Feb. 7, 2015.
Photos from the final day of the MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.18.14
Photos from Day Two of the 2014 Bill Cornell Spring Classic, 3.29.14.
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.
Participated in the triple jump, long jump, 4x400m relay and the 4x800m relay at St. Benedict at Auburndale.
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.