James Steck

  • James
  • Steck

  • Event
    Pole Vault
  • Class
    r-Senior
  • High School/Other
    Shaker
  • Hometown
    Loudonville, N.Y.

Updated: May 31, 2017

2017 outdoor:

2017 indoor: Tied for fourth place at the ACC Championships with a vault of 5.20 meters (17 ft., .75 in.), collecting second-team All-ACC honors … Earned a top-10 finish at the Virginia Tech Challenge, vaulting a height of 5.16 meters (16 ft., 11 in.) … Tied for ninth at the Penn State National with a top vault of 4.76 meters (15 ft., 7.5 in.) … Came in third at the Hokie Invitational with a jump of 5.11 meters (16 ft., 9.25 in.) … Finished third at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a personal-best vault of 5.21 meters (17 ft., 1 in.).

2016 outdoor: Named to the All-ACC Academic Team … Tied for sixth at the ACC Championships with a mark of 5.07 meters (16 ft., 7.75 in.) … Won the event at the Highlander Invite with a mark of 5.16 meters (16 ft., 11 in.) … Finished in the top 10 at the Duke Invitational with a vault of 4.81 meters (15 ft., 9.25 in.) … Placed eighth at the Spec Towns meet with a vault of 4.81 meters (15 ft., 9.25 in.) … Finished 12th at the Hurricane Invitational with a top mark of 5.06 meters (16 ft., 7.25 in.).

2016 indoor: Named to the All-ACC Academic Team … Finished fifth at the ACC Championships with a top vault of 5.12 meters (16 ft., 9.75 in.) … Was a second-team All-ACC selection … Won the unseeded event at the Virginia Tech Doc Hale Elite Meet with a personal-best vault of 5.20 meters (17 ft., 0.75 in.).

2015 outdoor: Participated in four meets, including a personal-best mark of 4.82 meters (15 ft., 9.75 in.) at the ACC Championships.

2015 indoor: Earned second-team All-ACC honors after finishing sixth in the pole vault at the ACC Championships with a personal best of 5.02 meters (16 ft., 5.5 in.).

2014 outdoor: Redshirted.

2014 indoor: Redshirted.

High school: Earned three letters in track at Shaker … Two-time state champion … Two-time sectional champion … Finished in the top 10 at the indoor nationals and fourth at the outdoor nationals … Holds the indoor state record for pole vault … Junior Olympics National Gymnastic participant three years in a year (2008-10) … Was a member of the National Honor Society … Justin Perry Courage Award winner.

Personal: Born Nov. 30, 1994 … son of David and Jamie Steck … Has one sister … Mother was an All-American swimmer at Gettysburg College … Majoring in creative writing.

Steck's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor
PV - 5.21m (17 feet, 1 inches), VT Invitational (2017) PV - 5.16m (16 feet, 11 inches), Highlander Invitational (2016)