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Antonio James
Antonio James

RS Junior

Romulus, Mich.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 255



Leah O'Connor Wins Third-Straight Steeple at Big Ten Championships

Four Spartans make it on the podium on day two of competition.


Otwell Wins Bronze on Day One of Big Ten Championships

Julia Otwell races to a bronze-medal win in the 10,000-meter on Friday night at Purdue.


MSU Track & Field Travels to 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Spartans head to Purdue University to compete against conference foes on May 16-18.


Spartans Add Two Regional Qualifiers at GVSU Last Chance Weekend

Jaelynn Pryor (400-meter hurdles) and Hannah Sailar (pole vault) punch ticket to NCAA Regionals.


Spartan Track & Field Gears Up for GVSU Last Chance Weekend

MSU looks to add more to the NCAA Regional qualifying list in preparation for Big Tens.


2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships

Five Spartans competed at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon (Photos by Phil Johnson)


2014 Spartan Track & Field Invitational

2014 Spartan Track & Field Invitational


MSU at 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships

MSU won nine medals, broke seven MSU records & two meet records at the 2014 B1G Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Collegiate Bests
• Shot Put - 19.55m/ 64-1¾ - School Record
• Discus - 59.78m/196-1½ - School Record
• Hammer Throw - 61.37m/201-4
• Weight Throw - 22.25/73-0 - School Record

• Second-Team USTF CCCA All-American
• NCAA Indoor Championship Qualifier
• NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier
• First-Team All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Placed first in shot put with a mark of 17.07m/56-0 and posted a mark of 47.95m/157-3¾ in discus at the Raleigh Relays ... Competed in the shot put and discus at the Spartan Invitational, posting marks of 17.87m/58-7½ and 54.85m/179-11½ ... Placed second in the discus and hammer throw and sixth in the shot put at the Georgia Spec Towns National Team Invitational ... Posted marks of 52.47m/172-1¾ in the hammer throw, 17.86m/58-7 in the shot put and 59.78m/196-1½ in the discus throw at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Posted marks of 59.70m/195-10¼ in the discus and 16.57m/54-4¼ in the shot put at the UCSD Triton Invitational ... Competed in the shot put, discus and hammer at the Big Ten Outdoor Conference Championships, posting marks of 18.17m/59-7¼, 58.25m/191-1¼ and 58.25m/191-1¼ respectively ... Competed in the discus and shot put preliminaries at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, posting marks of 57.94m/190-1 and 16.72m/54-10¼ respectively ... Posted a mark of 58.85m/193-1 in the discus at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
INDOOR: Won a silver medal in the weight throw at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships with a school record and a career-best mark of 22.25m/73-0 to earn a second-place finish ... Claimed a win in the weight throw at the Silverston Invitational with a mark of 21.59m/ 70-10 ... Brought home a silver medal in the weight throw at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a throw of 22.14m/ 72-7¾ ... Placed second at the Bob Eubanks Open in the shot put with a mark of 17.27m/56-8 ... Threw the shot put 16.45m/53-11¾ and finished second at the Notre Dame Invite ... Threw for a mark of 17.91m/ 58-9¼ to place fifth overall at the Findlay Open.

NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier
• MSU Track & Field Freshman of the Year
Competed in the NCAA Division 1 Championships where he threw the discus 54.11m for 19th place... At the NCAA Division 1 East Preliminary Round, he threw 54.61m for 10th place... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships threw the hammer 55.93m and the discus 50.93m... At the Len Paddock Invitational threw discus 52.00m for third place... At the 2012 Drake Relays threw the discus 52.02m... Threw the discus 51.36m for first and the hammer 51.13m at the GVSU Al Owens Classic... At the Jesse Owens Track Classic, he competed in the discus with a throw of 53.39m... At the Spartan Invitational threw the discus 52.82m for third and the hammer throw 56.06m... At the Raleigh Relays, James threw shot put (15.51m), the hammer (56.28m) and discus (53.05m).
At the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, James threw the shot put for 17.38m for eighth place and the weight 20.92 for third... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships threw the weight 20.61 for sixth place and the shot put 17.62m for ninth... At the Silverston Invitational, he threw the weight 20.66m and the shot put 16.84m... At the Findlay Track and Field Open, James competed in the weight with 20.81m and the spot put with 17.51m... At the Indiana University Relays, he won the shot put with a throw of 17.73m and the weight with 20.59m for fourth... At the Notre Dame Invitational threw the shot put 16.64m and the weight 19.61 for third... Threw the weight 18.55m and the shot put 14.20m at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open.

OUTDOOR:: Did not compete.
INDOOR: Did not compete.

High School:
Three-time All-Conference selection in the shot put and discus (2008, 2009 & 2010) ... Two-time All-Conference Champion in both the shot put and discus (2009 & 2010) ... Regional Champion his senior year in both shot put and discus ... Championship Team selection in 2010 ... Two-time News Herald Track and Field Championships Field MVP in 2009 & 2010 (also holding the meet records) ... Placed eighth in discus (151'0") at the MHSAA State Meet his junior year ... Placed second in discus (169'11") and third in shot (55'5") his senior year ... M.I.T.S Indoor State Champion in the shot put (54'11") ... Placed eighth in the weight at the Indoor State Championship (47'7") ... Threw at the Midwest Meet of Champions, placing third overall in the discus with a throw of 175'9" ... Ranked ninth in the nation in discus leaving high school ... Personal best throws of 197'7" in the discus and 58'7 in the shot put, both of which are high school records ... Voted "Most Athletic" by his class in 2010 ... All-Conference (WACC) Linebacker selection in 2009 & 2010 ... Was an All-State linebacker selection in 2010 ... Also lettered in football.

Born April 7, 1992 ... Son of Anthony and Lisa James ... Plans on majoring in media arts and technology.


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