FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Gary Jones, a freshman on the Arkansas track and field team, has been named to the 2006 USA TODAY All-USA high school boys track and field team. The 2006 USA TODAY All-USA high school track and field teams were coordinated by Fred Baer. Selections were made by Jack Shepard, high school editor of Track and Field News.
Criteria for being named to the team included ranking on USA TODAY and Track and Field News national lists, the number of top performances, and head-to-head competition in the regular season and major postseason meets.
Jones, who started classes at UA on Monday, is a native of Webster, N.Y. and will join the Hogs’ heralded jumping crew this season, concentrating on the long and triple jumps. He has a personal-best triple jump of 51-5.25, the mark and event that earned him a spot on the USA TODAY All-USA team.
“Anytime our student-athletes achieve exceptional things, it’s exciting,” field events assistant coach Dick Booth said. “We expect that in the type of student-athletes we recruit and we don’t take it for granted. That is the type of student-athlete we want to come to Arkansas to compete. We are proud to have him here and he should be proud of the honor.”
For a complete listing of the
2006 USA TODAY All-USA high school track and field teams, visit http://www.usatoday.com/sports/preps/track/2006-08-06-all-usa-boys_x.htm.