Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


Dan Jones
Dan Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Pike HS

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
12/03/1988

I/O Eligibility:
SR/SR

AT ILLINOIS

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran in the 400m for four events...Placed third at Tom Botts Invitational with 48.22...Anchored the 4x400m relay team, helping them place second at Tom Botts Invitational.

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Anchored the 4x400m relay which qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships and missed advancing to the NCAA Championships by two spots after a season-best time of 3:07.67 ... Scored points at the Big Ten Championships as part of the 4x400m relay which placed sixth ... Ran in the prelims of the 200m and 400m at the conference meet ... Ran a season-best time of 21.74 in the 200m at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Clocked a season-fastest 400m time of 47.91 in his runner-up finish at the Iowa Invitational.

Indoor: Anchored the 4x400m relay which scored at the Big Ten Championships with a fifth-place finish and time of 3:14.21 ... Scored individually in the 400m at the conference meet at the with an eighth-place finish and time of 49.26 ... Also ran in the prelims of the 200m at the conference meet, timing 22.25 ... Tallied a personal-best time of 48.09 in the 400m at the Meyo Invitational ... Recorded top-five finishes in the 400m at the first three meets ... Ran a season-best time of 22.15 in the 200m at the Iowa State Classic.

2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Ran on 4x400m relay team that placed 13th at the NCAA Mideast Regional (3:09.92), and took second place at the Big Ten Championships (3:09.68) ... Ran on 4x400m relay teams that took first place at the Spec Towns Invitational (3:11.18), Morgan State Legacy Meet (3:09.85) and the Illinois Invitational (3:07.59) ... Competed in the 200m at the Big Ten Championships, running outdoor personal-best 21.58 in prelims ... Took sixth place in the 200m at the Spec Towns Invitational, with a time of 21.82 ... Also competed in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships, timing 48.27 in prelims ... Recorded outdoor personal-best 400m time of 47.40 at the Florida Relays ... Finished in eighth place in the 400m at the Illinois Invitational.

Indoor: Ran on 4x400m relay team that finished seventh at the ISU NCAA Qualifier (3:07.70), second at the Big Ten Championships (3:11.15), and won titles at the Adidas Classic and the Saluki Fast Start ... Competed in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships, scoring for the Illini with a sixth-place finish ... Ran indoor season-best 48.23 at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished in the top-five in the 400m twice during the indoor season, including a third place finish at the Iowa Dual ... Also competed in the 200m at the Big Ten Championships, running indoor personal-best 21.71 in prelims ... Placed second at the Iowa Dual with a time of 22.11.

2008 Track & Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 200m at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran season-best 21.90 in the 200m in finishing third at the Illinois Twilight ... Also was third in the 400m at the Illinois Twilight with season-best time of 48.38 ... Took fourth in the 400m at the SEMOtion Relays (48.65) ... Member of sprint medley relay that took title at the Kansas Relays ... Ran on 4x400m relay that took title at the SEMOtion Relays (3:09.65) and was runner-up at the Sea Ray Relays (3:07.98).

Indoor: Ran 400m leg on distance medley relay that was fourth at the Big Ten Championships ... Also ran on 4x400m relay that was sixth at Big Ten's ... Timed season-best 22.20 in the 200m at the Husker Invitational ... Ran season-best 48.44 in the 400m at the Iowa State Classic ... Also timed 22.21 in the 200m at the Iowa State Classic ... Took fourth in the 400m at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational.

High School
Took third in the 400m and fifth in the 200m at the 2007 Indiana state meet ... Named All-State and All-Conference as a senior ... County champion ... School record-holder ... Earned three letters in track and field.

Personal
Born Dec. 3, 1988 ... Son of Sammie Jones Jr., and April Emerson Jones ... Has three older siblings, Jason, Stori and Anthony ... Hobbies include drawing and Biblical studies ... Majoring in communications with a minor in Informatics.

Jones' Personal Bests
Outdoor
200m: 21.58 - Big Ten Championships (5/16/09)
400m: 47.40 - Florida Relays (4/3/09)

Indoor
200m: 21.71 - Big Ten Championships (2/28/09)
400m: 48.09 - Meyo Invitational (2/6/10)

Updated October 2011

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