Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Josh Jones
Josh Jones


Bonfield, Ill.

High School:
Herscher HS

Middle Distance

I/O Eligibility:


Illini Earn 64 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom


Illini Win Lee Calhoun Invitational

One Illini sets meet record; two tie


Illini Set for Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational

Orange and Blue will travel to Macomb, Ill., for meet


Illini Win Bill Cornell Spring Classic

The squad scored 161 team points; five titles


Illini Qualify Nine for Finals at Big Ten's

Pole vault crew score 16.50 points on Friday


2014 Track an Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded three top-10 finishes in the 800m, including a fourth-place finish at the Illinois Twilight ... Clocked a personal-best time of 1:51.34 to place sixth at the Musco Twilight ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Competed in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded two top-five finishes in the 800m, including a first-place finish at the Illini Open ... Set a personal-best 600m time of 1:20.83 to place fourth at the Illini Classic

2013 Track and Field
Competed in four separate 800m races, recording two top-for finishes at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge as well as at the Lee Calhoun Memorial... Recorded his career-best outdoor 800m race with a mark of 1:52.25 during the Big Ten Championship prelims.

Indoor: Posted two top-five finishes in 800m races at the Illini Classic (1:55.35) and at the Spire Invite where he recorded his career-best overall 800m race at the mark of 1:51.06.

2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in the 800m and was part of the 4x400m relay squad ... Ran a personal-best 800m time of 1:53.15 at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... Was part of the 4x400m relay team which finished third at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... Individually finished fourth in the 800m at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge.

Indoor: Competed in the 600m and 800m ... Placed second in the 600m with a time of 1:22.27 at the Orange and Blue Open ... Ran a 1:53.85 in the 800m at the Mark Colligan Memorial to place fifth ... Competed in three meets.

High School
Was the 2011 Class 1A 800m champion ... Earned All-State track honors in 2010 and 2011 ... Was the 2011 Kankakee Daily Journal Track Athlete of the Year

Son of David and Sook Christian ... Born May 12, 1993 ... Has three older siblings, Rachel Christian (27), Kristin Bankston (27) and Matt Jones (22)

Jones' Personal Bests
400m: 51.01 - Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational (3/29/14)
800m: 1:51.34 - Musco Twilight (5/3/14)

600m: 1:20.83 - Illini Classic (1/18/14)
800m: 1:51.06 - Spire Invite (2/9/13)

Updated July 2014