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Whitney Jones
Position: Jumps/Sprints
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Searcy, Ark.
High School: Searcy HS
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Whitney Jones
Courtesy: Arkansas
Release: 10/03/2008

NINE-TIME ALL-AMERICAN
FOUR-TIME SEC CHAMPION
FIVE-TIME ALL-SEC
SCHOOL RECORD HOLDER (300M, 4X400)
2009 ALL-REGION
2009 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
NATIONAL QUALIFIER
REGIONAL QUALIFIER
2011 USA CHAMPIONSHIPS PARTICIPANT
USA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER

2011: INDOOR: At the Virginia Tech Invitational, Jones reset her own school record in the 300 meters with her first-place time of 38.39. She had set the previous mark at Virginia Tech the previous season. She was the lead leg for Arkansas' 4x400-meter relay that won the Razorback Invitational in an NCAA automatic qualifying effort of 3:32.48. Jones established a personal best in the 200 meters at the Tyson Invitational where she crossed in a time of 23.87, good for 18th place overall in the field. She scored in three events at the SEC Championships in a victory with the 4x400-meter relay (3:31.01), fourth-place finish in the 400 meters (53.06) and bronze effort in the long jump (19-10.25). During the prelims of the 400 meters at the conference meet, she posted a personal best of 52.79. The victory with the 4x400 relay earned her First-Team All-SEC honors. At the NCAA Championships, Jones was a three-time All-American with her efforts in the 400 meters, distance-medley relay and 4x400-meter relay. With Jones running the lead leg, the mile relay team set a school record of 3:30.08 and finished second at the national meet. OUTDOOR: At the Texas Relays, she ran the 400-meter leg to help Arkansas' sprint-medley relay to a victory in 3:46.52. In a new spot as the anchor for the 4x400 relay, Jones closed out a victory at Drake Relays in a school- and meet-record 3:28.63. She was also part of a runner-up effort with the sprint-medley relay during the weekend. The 4x400 relay was named the collective SEC Runner of the Week for its performance at Drake. Jones anchored the 4x400-meter relay (3:32.23) to a successful defense of its title at the SEC Championships, holding off Auburn down the home stretch. During the conference meet, she also finished sixth at 400 meters (53.11) and helped the 4x100-meter relay to a season-best 44.32 and second place. Jones qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the 400 meters and with the 4x400-meter relay. In the second round of the qualifying event, she posted a personal-best run of 52.41 to secure her spot at the national meet. At the NCAA Championships, she earned Second-Team All-America honors with the mile relay and garnered Honorable Mention selection at 400 meters. Following the collegiate season, Jones went on the USA Championships and finished 20th overall in the preliminary round of the 400 meters.

2010: INDOOR: In her first race of the season, Jones broke the school record in the 300 meters with a time of 38.65 at the Virginia Tech Invitational. In addition to competing in the 200 meters and long jump at the Tyson Invitational, Jones was the third leg of Arkansas' 4x400-meter relay that ran to first place in a school record time of 3:32.87. At the SEC Championships, she posted points for the Razorbacks in the long jump and as a member of the mile relay team. She placed fourth in the long jump and earned a collective win in the 4x400-meter relay with Edina Brooks, Regina George and Shelise Williams. It was Arkansas' first-ever SEC title in the event. Jones capped her indoor season by earning two All-America accolades by way of a third-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay and seventh-place effort in the distance-medley relay. OUTDOOR:  In addition to her individual work in the 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump, Jones made her mark as an important piece of the Razorbacks' relay success. Throughout the season, she was part of three 4x100-meter relay wins. At the prestigious Texas Relays, she teamed with George, Williams and Stephanie Brown to break the school record in the sprint-medley relay with a first-place clocking of 3:44.40, nearly four seconds faster than the previous mark. Jones scored in three events for the Razorbacks at the SEC Championships, including a first-place showing with her teammates in the 4x400-meter relay. She was also third with her 4x100-meter relay team in a time of 45.25 and fifth in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 20-3.5. At the NCAA West Prelims, she competed in the long jump and 4x400-meter relay. Jones earned All-America status when the mile relay team crossed in fifth place in a time of 3:31.17 at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.

2009: INDOOR: Jones began her freshman campaign at the Arkansas Invitational and competed in the 60-meters, placing 12th with a time of 7.72. In that same meet, Jones showed her versatility as she placed third in the long jump with a mark of 18-10.75. To cap off her performance, she also ran the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay team which earned a runner-up finish after clocking a time of 3:46.54. At the Penn State National Meet, Jones placed 11th in the 60 meters with a 7.58 finals time after clocking a personal-best preliminary time of 7.54. She also improved in the long jump, finishing fifth with a mark of 19-5.5. She also ran the second leg of the race-winning 4x400-meter relay team that clocked a time of 3:40.25. She ran the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay team which clocked an NCAA provisional time of 3:39.52, good for runner-up finish at the Tyson Invitational. Competing again in the 200 meters at the SEC Championships, Jones placed seventh after clocking a time of 24.03, a personal best. As the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay, Jones passed several runners down the home stretch to secure a runner-up finish or the Razorbacks and an All-SEC honor. The quartet clocked a time of 3:35.19, improving their NCAA provisional qualifying mark. At the NCAA Championships, she earned her first All-America honor as the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished seventh with a time of 3:36.90. OUTDOOR: She won the long jump with a mark of 19-8.75, good for an NCAA regional qualifying mark, at the UC Irvine Spring Break Classic. At the Florida Relays, she ran the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that placed seventh with a time of 3:39.56, an NCAA regional-qualifying mark. Jones posted a season-best long jump at the Arkansas Twilight with a mark of 20-1.75, good for a runner-up finish and an improved NCAA regional qualifier. She ran a personal best in the 200 meters at the SEC Championships, placing 12th with a time of 24.07. At the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, she ran the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished eighth with a time of 3:36.38, good for all-region honors. She also finished 14th in the long jump ((19-7.5). At the USA Junior Championships, she finished fourth in the long jump with a mark of 19-11.75.   

AT SEARCY HS: Jones set the Arkansas state record in the triple jump and holds the Arkansas Meet of Champions record in the same event. She is a two-time state heptathlon champion and a three-time state champion at 100 and 200 meters, triple jump and long jump. She was named the 2007 and 2008 Arkansas Track Athlete of the Year and was named a Nike Indoor All-American in the triple jump her senior year.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 24, 1990, she is the daughter of Wilford and Kimberly Jones. She is enrolled in the College of Education and Health Professions and is majoring in kinesiology.


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