Cross Country
Ian Jones - Cross Country - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Overland Park, Kan.
  • High school St. James Academy

Collegiate Best800m: 1:48.46

2016-17 (Junior)
Outdoor – Qualified for NCAA East Preliminary Championships in  the 800m advancing to the NCAA East quarterfinal where he placed 23rd … Ran a PR 1:48.46 to place seventh at SECs, scoring his first individual points at the conference meet.
Indoor – Ran the 800m leg on UK’s fourth place DMR at SEC Championships … Placed 10th, just missing the SEC 800m final … Placed second in the 800m at Kentucky Invitational.

2015-16 (Sophomore)
Outdoor – Season best 800m time was 1:52.29 to place fourth at Kentucky Relays  … On UK’s winning DMR at Florida Relays for the second year in a row.
Indoor – Ran the 800m at four meets … ON UK’s winning DMR at Kentucky Invitational.

2014-15 (Freshman)
Outdoor – On UK’s DMR-winning distance medley relay at Florida Relays … 800m season best time was 1:51.75 at Kentucky Relays where he placed fifth.
Indoor – Scored on UK’s sixth-place DMR at SEC Championships … Placed 19th in SEC 800m prelims … Won the 800m at Kentucky Invitational

Prior to UK
Joined UK having spent most of his time in athletics as a sprinter that recently shifted his focus to the half-mile … Has progressed as an 800m runner throughout his caree … Has improved by more than five seconds in the event over the past two years, with a current PR of 1:54.01 having come in a win at the Shawnee Mission North Relays … The time is the top by a prep runner in Kansas this year … Has also proven to be a strong high school quarter-miler as he has the No. 55 high school indoor 400m time in the country this, a 49.35 at the Arkansas HS Invitational … 400m PR of 48.61, which came in a second-place finish at the USA Youth Trials is the third-fastest in by a prep runner from Kansas this year.

Read more