2008: Played third in pole vault at the Southern Conference Championships.
High School: His junior and senior seasons he placed 3rd in the state in Pole Vault and 2nd in the region. He also set a Pole Vault school record at 13'4.
Personal: His hometown is Clayton GA, the son of Bo and Linda James; he has 3 siblings Hannah, Annie and Sarah. His parents are also know for there athleticism, his father played football and his mother played tennis both at Morris Hill College.