Men's Track


Roger Jones
Roger Jones

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Belleville, Ill.

High School:
East HS

Event:
Sprints / Jumps

Birthdate:
10/06/1989

High School
Was third in the long jump, fourth in the 4x200m relay and seventh in the 200m at the 2007 Illinois Class 2A Track and Field Championships ... Also qualified for the state meet as a senior in 2008, placing sixth in the long jump and 4x200m relay ... Earned four All-State accolades and 16 All-Conference honors ... Also an All-Conference wide receiver ... Earned letters in both track and field and football.

Personal
Born Oct. 6, 1989 ... Son of Roger Jones Sr. and Melody McNeely ... Has four siblings ... Mother ran track at Kansas State and Oklahoma, brother Le played football at Langston and cousin, Tony Jones, played quarterback for Oklahoma State ... Majoring in computer engineering ... Also a member of ROTC ... Illinois hero growing up was Dee Brown.

Jones' High School Personal Bests
200m: 21.30
Long Jump: 23-4 (7.11m)

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