One Illini sets meet record; two tie
Orange and Blue will travel to Macomb, Ill., for meet
The squad scored 161 team points; five titles
Pole vault crew score 16.50 points on Friday
20 Illini athletes set personal bests over the weekend
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: 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.
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's Personal Bests
800m: 1:52.25 - Big Ten Championships (5/11/13)
600m: 1:20.83 - Illini Classic (1/18/14)
800m: 1:51.06 - Spire Invite (2/9/13)
Updated March 2014