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Kaitlin Jones
Kaitlin  Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Midlothian, Va.

High School:
Clover Hill

Event:
Free

Birthdate:
01/05/1994

Club:
Quest Swimming


08/15/2016

Swimming Earns Scholar All-America Accolades

Nittany Lions recognized for excellence in the classroom

07/02/2016

Swimmers Complete U.S. Olympic Trials

Thirteen Nittany Lions competed for a place on Team USA

04/26/2016

Student-Athletes Honored at The Nittanys

Men's Golf Earns Second Consecutive Highest Team GPA Award

03/19/2016

Rodriguez’s Record Performance Highlights Final Day of NCAA’s for Penn State

Penn State moves up two places on final day to 25th

03/16/2016

Penn State 800 Free Relay Earns Honorable Mention All-America

Nittany Lions swim second fastest time in event in school history

CAREER BESTS

Event

Time

Date

Site/Opponent

50 Free

22.86

12/4/2015

Georgia Fall Invitational

100 Free

49.44

12/6/15

Georgia Fall Invitational

200 Free

1:45.67

12/5/15

Georgia Fall Invitational

500 Free

4:49.66

11/30/12

Georgia Invitational

1,000 Free

10:14.46

11/10/12

Villanova Dual

100 Fly

56.10

12/5/13

Texas Invitational


2015-16 (Senior Year)
Named honorable mention All-America in the 400 and 800 freestyle relay at NCAA Championships … All-Big Ten second team … At NCAAs, anchored the 400 free relay finishing at 3:15.87 in 15th place after swimming a school-record 3:15.45 in the preliminaries … 800 free relay team finished 14th in 7:04.42 for a season-best and the second fastest time in school history … Jones also competed in the 200 freestyle finishing 37th in 1:46.59, swam the 100 free in 50.85 and the 200 free in 1:46.59… Honored as Penn State’s Big Ten Sportsmanship award recipient … At Big Ten Championships, Jones anchored the 400 freestyle relay All-Big Ten quartet that earned silver finishing in 3:15.88 to break a school standard that had stood since 2012 … Also anchored the 800 freestyle relay touching at 7:05.67 in fourth place … Touched last in the 200 freestyle relay finishing fourth with a season best of 1:29.41 … Swam freestyle as the fourth leg in the 200 medley relay finishing in second in a season best 1:38.97 … Jones won the B –final in the 200 freestyle in 1:46.40 … Season bests in the 50 free (22.87), 100 free (49.44) and 200 free (1:45.67) all came at the Georgia Invitational (12/4-6) … Performances ranked her third on the team in the 50 and second in both the 100 and 200 … Member of four out of five relay teams that posted season bests.

2014-15 (Junior Year)
Saw action in 12 meets, including the NCAA Championships in the 400 medley relay and 400 and 800 freestyle relays ... Named an All-American after contributing to a seventh-place finish in a school-record 7:03.07 on the 800 free relay team ... Member of 800 free relay team that first broke the school record in the event at Big Tens, placing fifth in 7:05.42 ... Primarily competed in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles individually, competing in all three at the Big Ten Championships ... Achieved career best and NCAA `B' cut times in the 100 (49.86) and 200 (1:47.31) at the Georgia Fall Invite (12/7) and Princeton NCAA qualifier (3/1), respectively ... Ranked third on the team in both events ... Also swam a personal best in the 50 free (23.16) at the Georgia Fall Invite ... Earned gold in the 100 (50.02) and 200 at Princeton (3/1) ... Also won the 100 free at the Bison Invite (1/31) in 51.41.

2013-14 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in six meets and participated in the Big Ten Championships in the 100 free, 200 free and 500 free ... Swam to a personal-best time of 1:47.84 in the 200-yard freestyle event in the conference championships (2/21) ... Member of the 800-yard freestyle team that set a school record mark with a time of 7:05.44 at the Big Ten Championships (2/19) ... Competed in the 50-freestyle event once at the Villanova Duals (1/17), touching the wall in 24.30 ... Put up a mark of 4:50.00 in the 500 free, her best of the season, at the Texas Invitational (12/5) ... Also swam in the 100 butterfly for the only time of the season at the Texas Invitational ... Had her fastest time of the year in the 100 free at the Virginia/Texas tri-meet (11/8), finishing in 50.48 ... Took home two first place medals at the West Virginia Dual (10/18), winning the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.33 and the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:50.09.

2012-13 (Freshman Year)
Competed in six meets during the season ... Swam the 100, 200 and 500 free at the Big Ten Championships (2/19-22) ... Set personal-bests in four events at the Georgia Invitational (11/30-12/2), registering times of 23.43 in the 50 free, 50.51 in the 100 free, 1:48.01 in the 200 free and 4:49.66 in the 500 free ... Third on the team in the 200 free and fourth in the 500 and 1,000 free ... Notched a personal-best time of 10:14.46 in the 1,000 free in a dual meet with Villanova (11/10). High School
Attended Clover Hill High School, but swam for the Quest Swimming and head coach Dudley Duncan ... Owns seven club records in three different strokes ... Selected as the team MVP in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Was a two-time Virginia Swimmer of the Year ... Was a member of the 2011 National Club Swimming Association's All-America team that competed in Japan ... Was a junior national and senior national qualifier ... Was a three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America selection. Personal
Full name is Kaitlin Spence Jones ... Born in Richmond, Virginia on January 5, 1994 ... Parents are C. Scott and Kathy Jones ... Has two brothers, Taylor and Zachary ... Brother, Taylor, plays men's volleyball at George Mason University ... Cousin, Austin Jones, plays men's volleyball at Eastern Mennonite University.

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