James Holt

  • James
  • Holt

  • Event
    Jumps
  • Class
    Sophomore
  • High School/Other
    Downingtown STEM Academy
  • Hometown
    Glenmoore, Pa.

Updated: February 16, 2018

2018 indoor: Leaped a distance of 6.36 meters (20 feet, 10.5 inches) to finish 24th at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational … Ran a time of 7.21 seconds in the 60 meter prelims and recorded a distance of 6.54 meters (21 feet, 5.5 inches) to finish 10th at the Akron Invitational … Leaped a personal-best distance of 6.90 meters (22 feet, 7.75 inches) in the long jump to place eighth at the Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational … Competed in the long jump at the Nittany Lion Challenge, leaping a distance of 6.75 meters (22 feet, 1.75 inches) for eighth place.

2017 outdoor: Made his outdoor debut in the long jump at the Virginia Grand Prix, jumping a total of 6.87 meters (22 ft., 6.5 in.) for fifth place.

2017 indoor: Competed as an unattached athlete in the long jump event at the Virginia Tech Challenge, leaping a total of 6.67 meters (21 ft., 10.75 in.) for ninth place.

High school: Won four letters in track and field at Downingtown West ... Medaled in the long jump at the Pennsylvania Indoor State Championships two years in a row (2015-16) ... Was named the team captain his junior and senior year ... Holds a personal-best long jump of 22’4” while at Downingtown West.

Personal: Born Aug. 28, 1997 ... Son of James and Deborah Holt … Has one younger brother, Evan ... Majoring in general engineering and aspires to work as a material science engineer in the aerospace industry.

Holt's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

60m - 7.21, Akron Invitational (prelims, 2018)

Long jump - 6.90m (22 feet, 7.75 inches), Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational (2018)

Long jump - 6.87m (22 feet, 6.5 inches), Virginia Grand Prix (2017)