Cambrya Jones holds her award after the meet.
May 6, 2012
TAMPA, Fla.— Senior Cambrya Jones was named the Women’s Most Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet on Sunday, after she assisted the University of Pittsburgh women’s track and field team to a sixth-place finish with 66 points at the Big East Outdoor Championships.
Jones garnered gold medals and All-Big East honors in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. She broke the school record in the 100-meter dash prelims on Saturday (11.33) and then improved upon it with a wind-aided time of 11.28 seconds to win the event on Sunday. Her time is currently tied for the ninth best in the nation.
Jones would also eclipse her own school record in the 200-meter dash when she crossed the finish line at 22.91 during the finals. That time shattered her previous school record of 23.10 and is currently the fourth-best finish nationally.
“Cambrya did a tremendous job for us,” Pitt head coach Alonzo Webb said. “She had a great day and great weekend overall.”
Jones was also a member of the fifth-place 1,600-meter relay team the combined for a time of 3:39.33. Jones was joined by freshman Xauddina Whittington, and juniors Arielle Fonrose and Jonnique Lawrence on the squad.
Individually, Lawrence earned All-Big East honors with third-place finishes in the both the 200-meter dash (23.74) and 400-meter dash (53.79).
Additionally, sophomore Jordan Hoyt placed fourth (23.97) in the 200-meter dash, while Fonrose (54.37) was sixth in the 400-meter dash.
In the field events, sophomore Ashley Corum finished sixth in the triple jump (12.52 meters).
“We competed hard,” Webb said. “That’s what we as coaches were looking for and that’s what the team gave us.”