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  Eric Jones
Eric Jones

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA

High School:
Gateway

Event:
Jumps

2007-08: Indoor T/F - Jones finished first at the Big East Championships in the triple jump with a mark of 15.26 meters...Placed third at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in the triple jump...Finished fifth in the triple jump at the Penn State Open with a mark of 14.48 meters and eighth in the long jump with a mark of 6.56 meters...At the Kentucky Invitational Jones had a triple jump of 14.37 meters and ran the 60-meter dash in a time of 7.47 seconds...Jones also finished fifth in the triple jump at the IC4A Indoor Championship in Boston with a distance of 15.09 meters. Outdoor T/F - In the Big East Outdoor Championships, Jones finished third in the triple jump with a distance of 15.24 and helped his team to a tenth place finish with a distance of 6.76 meters in the long jump...Placed first at the Morgan State Invite in the triple jump, jumping 14.92 meters and fifth in the pole vault with a height of 6.99 meters...At the Hurricane Invite, hefinished seventh in the long jump with a distance of 6.75 meters and finished the 100-meter dash in 11.51...Placed 14th at the ECAC/IC4A in the triple jump (14.59 meters).

2006-07: Indoor T/F -Led the Panthers in jumps at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup, placing eighth in the triple jump with a distance of 14.39 meters...Also competed in the long jump at the Challenge Cup meet, posting a mark of 6.49 meters...Jumped a personal-best distance of 6.57 meters in the long jump at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Picked up a seventh place finish in the long jump at the Penn State Open with a distance of 6.21 meters and fourth in the triple jump at 14.43 meters...Placed second at the Akron Quad in the triple jump with a distance of 14.59 meters. Outdoor T/F - Earned All-Big East honors after finishing third in the triple jump with a distance of 15.03 meters (a personal best) at the Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships...Placed sixth in the triple jump, reaching a distance of 14.89 meters at the IC4A Championships...Captured tenth in the eastern division of the triple jump with a distance of 14.14 meters at the Penn Relays...Posted a regional-qualifying mark at the Morgan State Legacy Meet in the triple jump at 15.01 meters and placed third...Finished first in the triple jump at the Asics Liberty Invitational with a distance of 13.83 meters and fourth in the long jump with a leap of 6.41 meters...Finished second in the triple jump at the Fred Hardy Invitational with a distance of 13.95 meters.

2005-06: Indoor T/F- Qualified for the Big East Championships and placing 12th in the triple jump...Finished second in the triple jump and eighth in the long jump at the Akron Quad...Placed seventh in the triple jump at the Penn State Open. Outdoor T/F - Placed eighth at the IC4A Championships and fifth at the Big East Championships in the triple jump...Won the event at both the Liberty Asics Invitational and Slippery Rock Invitational...Placed seventh in the long jump and second in the triple jump at the Nittany Lion Relays.

High School: Led his team to a WPIAL championship for the 2002-03 season...Placed second at the WPIAL Championships and fourth in the state in the triple jump in 2004...Named all-area and all-state...Set school record in the triple jump...Graduated with honors.

Personal: Son of Virgil and Davida Jones...Has one brother...Born July 17, 1987...Majoring in communications.