James Nixon
James Nixon

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Centennial, Colo.

High School:
Cherry Creek

Last College:
Colorado

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Event:
Pole Vault


08/06/2013

10 Spartans Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Seven men and three women named to All-Academic Track and Field Team.

05/29/2013

2013 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 113 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

05/21/2013

MSU Track & Field Send 26 To NCAA Regionals

Spartans will look to earn a top-12 spot to the NCAA Championships.

05/08/2013

MSU Track & Field Heads To Big Ten Championships

Spartans leading the conference look to earn wins in individual events.

04/27/2013

Franklin Breaks MSU Triple Jump Record At Drake Relays

Spartans earn six wins and 14 personal records on Saturday.

Collegiate Bests
• High Jump - 1.57m/5-1¾
• Pole Vault - 5.11m/16-9
• Triple Jump - 11.53m/37-10

2012-13:
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier
• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Placed fourth in the pole vault at the Raleigh Relays with a mark of 4.85m/15-11 ... Posted a fourth-place finish with a mark of 4.85m/15-11 in the pole vault at the Spartan Invitational ... Placed second in pole vault at the Jesse Owens Classic with a mark of 4.82m/15-9¾ ... Placed first in the pole vault at the GINA Relays with a mark of 5.11m/16-9 ... Posted a mark of 4.76m/15-7½ in the pole vault at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... Posted a 5.05m/16-6¾ in the pole vault prelims at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.
INDOOR: Posted a mark of 4.98m/ 16-4 in the pole vault at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Placed 14th in the pole vault at the Meyo Invitational with a mark of 4.65m/ 15-3 ... Posted a mark of 4.80m/ 15-9 and finished third in the pole vault at the Notre Dame Invite ... Tied for third in the pole vault at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open clearing a mark of 4.92m/16-1¾.

2011-12:
OUTDOOR: Did not compete.
INDOOR: Did not compete.

2010-11:
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Finished fourth at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational in pole vault with a jump of 4.75m ... Placed seventh with a vault of 4.70m at the Paddock Invitational.
INDOOR: Vaulted a distance of 4.55m for a fifth-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational.

At Colorado:
Became the fifth-best performer at CU in the pole vault when he cleared a height of 4.89m (16-0 ¾) on Feb. 12, 2010 at the Air Force Invite ... One week later at the CSM Twilight Meet he reached the same height and earned third-place finish overall ... Those two marks tie for seventh in the CU record book ... Recorded his best jump of the 2009 indoor season at the Air Force Invite (2/13) ... Nixon cleared the height of 4.59m (15-1) to take fourth ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll.

High School:
Three-year letterwinner at Cherry Creek High School for head coach Daniel Papp ... Also letter one season in cross country ... State qualifier in the pole vault as a junior and senior ... State runner-up in 2008 while posting a season-best height of 14-0 ... Set his high school-best height of 15-7 at the Great Southwest Classic his senior season to finish third ... Finished second at the state his senior year to earn all-state honors ... Placed 14th his junior year, earning all-state honors.

Personal:
Born on April 2, 1990 ... Son of Scott and Cathy Nixon ... Majoring in communications.