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    Roger Jones
    Roger Jones

    Belleville, Ill.

    High School:
    East HS

    Sprints / Jumps


    I/O Eligibility:


    2010 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Competed in the 100m and long jump at the Mike Poehlein Invitational.

    Indoor: Placed 14th in the triple jump and 17th in the long jump at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted four top-five finishes in the long jump, including a victory at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a season-best leap of 22-3 ¾ (6.80m) ... Recorded three top-five finishes in the triple jump and set a personal best in the event at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a bound of 45-7 (13.89m) ... Set a personal best in the 60m dash at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a time of 7.07 and also ran the 200m at the meet.

    2009 Track & Field
    Outdoor: Ran on 4x100m relay that competed in the NCAA Mideast Regional (41.53), and took first place at Illinois Invitational (40.74) ... Competed in the 200m at three outdoor meets ... Ran outdoor personal-best 21.83 at the Spec Towns Invitational, en route to a season-best seventh place finish ... Also competed in the 100m at the Big Blue Classic, finishing seventh with an outdoor personal-best time of 10.98 ... Took 13th place in the long jump at the Spec Towns Invitational.

    Indoor: Competed in the 200m at the Big Ten Championships, running indoor personal-best 22.12 in prelims ... Also competed in the long jump at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted indoor personal-best leap of 22-5 ¾ in the long jump at the EIU Friday Night Special, en route to a sixth-place finish ... Took second place in the long jump at the Iowa Dual ... Competed in the 60m at four meets during the indoor season, finishing sixth at the Iowa Dual.

    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.

    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 ... Also a member of ROTC ... Illinois hero growing up was Dee Brown ... Majoring in engineering.

    Jones' Personal Bests
    100m: 10.98 - Big Blue Classic (4/4/09)
    200m: 21.83 - Spec Towns Invitational (4/11/09)
    Long Jump: 20-10 (6.35m) - Spec Towns Invitational (4/11/09)

    60m: 7.07 - Illinois Intercollegiate (1/30/10)
    200m: 22.12 - Big Ten Championships (2/28/09)
    Long Jump: 22-5 ¾ (6.85m) - EIU Friday Night Special (2/20/09)
    Triple Jump: 45-7 (13.89m) - Illinois Intercollegiate (1/30/10)

    Updated January 2011

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