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2014 cross country/track & field teams were honored last week
Britton, Gerlach, Jones, Leap, Seymour and Waithe headed to Oregon for the NCAA Finals
Penn State Collects Men's and Women's Regional Track Athletes of the Year, Women's Head Coach of the Year and Men's and Women's Assistant Coach of the Year
Nittany Lions in fourth place heading into highly-competitive day two on Saturday
Penn State's next action will come at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 28 and March 1
On the National Stage ... || 2014 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the 100, 200, 4x1 and the 4x4 ... A member of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished 14th at the NCAA East Prelims with their time of 44.96 ... Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 100, 200 and the 4x4 ... At the NCAA East Prelims, Jones finished sixth in qualifying for the 100 (11.39), placed second in qualifying for the 200 (23.14) and was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished fourth in qualifying (3:31.65) ... At the NCAA Championships, Jones finished seventh in the 100-meter dash with her lifetime-best time of 11.29, ran a wind-aided time of 22.68 to place fourth in the 200-meter dash and ran on the fifth-place 4x400-meter relay that set the fifth-best time in school history with their time of 3:31.17 ... First Team All-American ... Competed at the USATF Championships ... At the USATF Championships, Jones tallied a legal wind PR of 22.90 in the semifinals of the 200-meter dash, which moves her into second all-time at Penn State ... Jones finished fifth in the 200-meter dash at the USATF Championships with her wind-aided time of 22.64 || 2014 Indoor || Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay ... Placed 12th in the 60-meter dash (7.32) ... Posted a then-lifetime-best time of 22.93 to finish third in the 200-meter dash ... Her time of 22.93 ranks second in Penn State history ... A member of 4x400-meter relay team that finished fifth with their school record time of 3:33.13 ... First Team All-American || 2013 Outdoor || Emerged as one of the nation's rising sprint stars, finishing with a trio of Second Team All-America citations at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished 10th in the 200 with a lifetime all-conditions best 23.05 ... Took 16th in the 100 with a wind-assisted 11.40, and was a member of the Lions' 14th-place 4x400 (3:35.23) ... Earned her NCAA bids thanks to outstanding performances at the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round, where she posted efforts of 11.33 and 11.30 in 100 qualifying, as well as a PR 23.19 in the 200 preliminaries ... Helped the Lions to a heat victory in the 4x400 ... The team finished in 3:34.98 - the third-fastest time at Eastern Preliminaries ... Was named USTFCCCA Women's Mid-Atlantic Track Athlete of the Year. || 2013 Indoor || Earned Second Team All-America status via a 13th-place finish in the 200 at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Ran 23.60 in the prelims - just shy of a spot in the final. || 2012 Outdoor || Served as the alternate on the Nittany Lions' NCAA-qualifying 4x400.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2014 Outdoor || A member of the first-place 4x400-meter relay team (3:33.73) and the second-place 4x100-meter relay team that set the fourth-fastest time in school history with their time of 44.64 ... Individually, Jones won the 200-meter dash (23.08) and finished second in the 100-meter dash (11.56) ... First Team All-Big Ten || 2014 Indoor || Ran the seventh-best time (7.51) in the prelims of the 60-meter dash, but battled back to take second-place in the finals of the 60-meter dash with her time of 7.32 ... Won the 200-meter dash title (23.10) and ran the second leg of the first-place 4x400-meter relay team (3:34.55) ... First Team All-Big Ten || 2013 Outdoor || Enjoyed a sensational weekend at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, highlighted by an individual victory in the 100 to help her team to the Big Ten Outdoor title ... Finished second in the 200, thanks to a finishing time of 23.37 ... Also assisted on both relays, helping the Nittany Lions to a third-place standing in the 4x400, and the fifth-place showing in the 4x100. || 2013 Indoor || Turned in a pair of scoring finishes individually, including a silver-medal effort in the 60 (7.42) ... Also finished fourth in the 200, clocking 23.56 ... Clocked the fastest 200 time of the preliminary round, going 23.47 - a lifetime indoor best. || 2012 Outdoor || Competed in the 100 and 200 meters. || 2012 Indoor || Was a member of the Lions' second-place 4x400 (3:35.80) ... Placed fourth overall in the 200 (23.75). || 2011 Outdoor || Competed in the 100-meter dash, finishing 17th overall. || 2011 Indoor || Raced the 60- and 200-meters, placing 22nd in both events.
Around the Track ... || 2014 Outdoor || At the season-opening Crimson Tide Invitational, Jones finished second in the 100-meter dash (11.49), was a member of the second-place 4x100-meter relay (45.35) and ran on the first-place 4x400-meter relay ... Posted a time of 22.97 to finish second in the 200-meter dash at the Sun Angel Track Classic ... A member of three top-five relay teams at the Penn Relays ... At the Penn Relays, Jones ran on the fifth-place 4x400-meter relay team (3:33.10), the third-place 1,600-meter sprint medley relay (3:49.19) and the fourth-place 4x200-meter relay (1:33.09) ... A member of the 4x200-meter relay team that posted a school record time of 1:33.09 ... The sprint medley relay time of 3:49.19 ranks second all-time at Penn State ... Big Ten Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week (April 16) || 2014 Indoor || Finished in either first- or second-place in every event she competed in during the regular season ... Highlights of the indoor regular season include, running on the 4x200-meter relay team that set the collegiate record with their time of 1:35.65 at the Penn State Indoor Relays, Jones went on to set a lifetime-best time of 7.26 in the 60-meter dash en route to a second-place finish at the Penn State National Invitational ... Her time of 7.26 ranks second all-time at Penn State ... 2014 Mid-Atlantic Women's Track Athlete of the Year (Indoor) || 2013 Outdoor || Impressed against a national-class field at the LSU Battle on the Bayou by winning the 100 and placing second in the 200 ... Won the 100 at the Jim Thorpe Invitational ... Ran the second leg on the Lions' season-best 4x400 (3:33.47) at Penn Relays, which was good for a fourth-place finish in the elite "Championship of America" final ... Assisted on the winning 4x100 and 4x400 at the Crimson Tide Invitational, while also finishing second in the 400 with a PR 54.23. || 2013 Indoor || Was a three-event winner at the Penn State Relays, picking up victories in the 60, 4x200, and 4x400 ... The 4x200 set a school record 1:37.25 in the effort ... Picked up another pair of victories at the Nittany Lion Challenge, notching gold medal honors in the 60 and 400 ... Ran 23.71 to win the 200 at the PSU National ... Was named John Lucas Athlete of the Meet at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup following victories in the 60, 200, and 4x400. || 2012 Outdoor || Placed third in the 100 at the Jim Thorpe Open. || 2012 Indoor || Emerged as one of the squad's top sprint stars, starting the season with wins in the 60, 200, and 4x400 at the Penn State Relays ... Earned Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors for her performance ... Won the 60 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Also won the 60, 200, and 4x400 at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup ... PR of 7.41 is third-fastest time on the all-time Penn State standings, while her 200 (23.68) ranks fifth. || 2011 Outdoor || Placed third in the 400 at the Jim Thorpe Open in a collegiate-outdoor best 57.82 ... Took sixth in the 200 at Jim Thorpe, via a season-best 24.76 ... Also competed at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational, and Jesse Owens Classic. || 2011 Indoor || Placed second in both the 60 (7.60) and 200 (24.38) at the Penn State Relays - collegiate personal bests in both events ... Took third in the 200 (24.40) and ninth in the 60 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Ran on winning 4x400-meter relays at both the Penn State Relays and Nittany Lion Challenge ... Placed 13th in the 200 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup. || 2010 Outdoor || Competed unattached at the Penn State Open, placing fourth in both the 100 and 200-meters, running 12.17 in the 100, and 24.52 in the 200.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Indoor state champion in the 60, 200, and 400-meters as a senior ... Won District titles in the 100, 200, and 400, and posted Regional wins in the 100 and 400 ... Took top honors in the 100 and 400 at the Mid-West Meet of Champions against competition from Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio ... Runner-up in the 100 and bronze medalist in the 400 at the Ohio State meet ... Placed sixth in the 100 and 400 at Nike Outdoor Nationals. || Personal || Daughter of Robyn Davis ... Born December 20, 1990 in Dayton, Ohio ... Plans on majoring in Health Policy Administration.
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