Donnie James Jr.


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Detroit, Mich.
  • Last School Oak Park H.S.
  • Major Consumer and Family Financial Services

Personal Records: 60m – 7.03 | 200m – 20.83 (O), 21.46 (I)| 300m – 34.74 | 400m – 47.65

Ohio State Overview
• Donnie is a senior who is majoring in consumer and family financial services.
• He has competed in individual events – the 400 – for the Buckeyes at two Big Ten Conference championships: in 2019 outdoors and the 2019 and 2020 indoors championships.
• He ran the leadoff leg and scored points at the 2020 Big Ten championships as part of the runner-up, 4×400-meter relay team.
• Named all-Big Ten Conference for his efforts on the 4×400 relay twice.
• He was part of the outdoor 4×400 relay team that advanced to the NCAA championships twice.

• Earned NCAA indoor All-American Second Team honors in 2021 for the 4x400m relay.

• Season Bests (I): 7.03 (60 Meters), 21.46 (200 Meters), 47.68 (400 Meters), 3:07.45 (4×400-Meter Relay).
• Season Bests (O): 20.83 (200 Meters), 47.93 (400 Meters).
• Season Wins: 4×400-Meter Relay (Feb. 6), 4×400-Meter Relay (Feb. 12) and 4×400-Meter Relay (Big Ten Champions).

• Ran a career best 200-meter dash time of 21.64 at the Miami Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge.
• Placed second in the 4×400-meter relay at the Miami Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge (3:12.95).
• Took sixth at the Battle on the Bayou in the 400-meter dash (47.80).
• Registered a career best 400-meter dash time of 47.65 at the Gamecock Invitational.
• Placed fifth at the Jesse Owens Classic in the 400-meter dash (47.66).
• Competed at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
• Placed third at the Jim Green Track and Field Invitational as member of the 4×400-meter relay (3:15.57).
• Took second in the 4×400-meter relay at the Simmons-Harvey Big Ten Invitational (3:14.02).
• Registered a personal best 200-meter dash time of 22.07 at the Rod McCravy Memorial Track and Field Meet.
• Claimed fourth at the Ohio State University Tune-Up in the 300-meter dash with a time of 34.74.
• Ran a career best 400-meter dash time at the Big Ten Championships (48.05).

Prior to Ohio State

• Holds state record in both the indoor 400m (47.38) dash and outdoor 200m dash ( 21.20).
• State Champion in indoor and outdoor 400m (47.14) dash and outdoor 200m dash.
• 2x All-American Champion.
•4x All-American Selection.
• Detroit Press Awardee


• Son of Donnie and Jovonne James.