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STEPHEN JONES
  • Hurdles
  • 6-2, 189
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Barbados (The Lodge School/ Barton County CC)

CAREER FLORIDA VICTORIES: 4
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

55m HH: 7.27 - 1999
60m HH: 7.82 - 2001 Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOOR
110m HH: 13.65 - 2001 SEC Championships, Columbia, S.C.
100m: 11.06 - 2001 Yellow Jacket Invitational, Atlanta, Ga.
200m: 22.12 - 2001 Gator Twi-Light, Gainesville, Fla.

HONORS: (One Time NCAA All-American) 2000 NCAA Indoor All-American, 60m Hurdles.

2001 AS A SENIOR: Bests of 7.35 (55m Hurdles) and 7.82 (60m Hurdles), 13.65 (110m Hurdles)... Competed in 13 meets (four indoor, nine outdoor)... Advanced to the semifinals of the 110m hurdles at the NCAA Championships... Hit the first hurdle of his semifinal heat and could not negotiate the second, did not finish... Second qualifier out of the preliminaries (13.69) of the 110m hurdles at the Reebok Invitational, second in the finals (13.77)... Second in the 110m hurdles with a personal best and an automatic qualifying time of 13.65 at the SEC Championships... Anchor leg of the 4x100m relay team that finished fourth at the SEC Championships (with Harris, White and Armstrong)... Top qualifier in the 110m hurdles at the Penn Relays with a 13.74in the preliminaries, seventh in the finals... Won the Gator Twi-Light 110m hurdles, tying his automatic qualifying time of 13.68... Fourth at the Sea Ray Relays with an automatic qualifying time of 13.68... Anchor leg of the school-record setting shuttle hurdle relay team (with Harris, Brown and Butler), 54.93, third fastest time in ever in the world... Ran 13.81 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, finishing first... First at the Florida Relays in both the collegiate and invitational divisions... Finished fourth at the SEC Indoor Championships 60m hurdles... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with a 7.82 at the Tyson Invitational.

2001 Wins (4): (o) Florida Relays collegiate (3/30) 110mHH: 14.01; Florida Relays invitational (3/31) 110mHH: 13.84; Yellow Jacket Invitational (4/7) 110mHH: 13.81; Gator Twi-Light (4/21) 110mHH: 13.68.

2000 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 7.27 (55m Hurdles), 7.76 (60m Hurdles), 13.66w (110m Hurdles) and 22.28 (200m)... Competed in 12 meets (Seven Indoors, Five Outdoors)... Second in the Penn Relays Championship 110m Hurdles, 13.91; Member of both the 4x100m and 4x200m Relay teams as well (Anchor with Carroll, Williams and Jones), both teams competed in preliminaries only... Second in the USTCA Team Championships 110m Hurdles, 13.66 (w: 4.5)... Second in the Florida Relays Collegiate 110m Hurdles, 13.89 (w:0.5); also part of third place 110m shuttle hurdle relay team (Leadoff leg with King, Butler and Mesler), 56.77- Florida Record... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 110m hurdles from the USTCA Championships (13.71 wind legal)... NCAA Indoor All-American (sixth place) in the 60m hurdles, 7.85 - Ran a Florida record 7.76 in the preliminaries... 12th in the preliminaries of the SEC Indoor Championships 60m hurdles, 8.18... Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 55m Hurdles at the Fast Times Invitational (7.29).

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: 1999 National Junior College Athletics Association champion, 55m Hurdles... 1999 NJCAA runner-up, 110m Hurdles... 1998 NJCAA champion, 55m Hurdles and 110m Hurdles.

"BEYOND THE STATS": 16th and final participant accepted into the 60m hurdle field at the 2000 NCAA Indoor Championships. Ran a Florida 60m Hurdle record of 7.76 to make it into the finals where he finished sixth in 7.85 in an upset three points for the Gators... Was not declared for the 2000 Outdoor NCAA Championships despite an automatic qualifer. He suffered a stress fracture in his right tibia and could not compete... After one year of competition, he holds the Florida record in the 60m hurdles at 7.76 and is ranked fourth in the 110m hurdles (13.71) and sixth in the 55m hurdles (7.29) on the Florida all-time performance list... Fourth transfer from Barton County Community College in Kansas in the past two years... Roommates with teammates Aaron Armstrong and Geno White.

MAJOR: Spanish


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