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    Brittany Jones     
     
      Brittany Jones
Hometown:
Pompano Beach, Fla.

High School:
Deerfield Beach

Height:
5-4

Event:
Sprints

Year (In/Out):
Sr./Sr.

PERSONAL RECORDS

Indoors
60m: 7.54 (2008)
200m: 23.91(2012)
400m: 55.81 (2012)

Outdoors
100m: 11.47 (2012)
200m: 23.13 (H.S.)
400m: 52.44 (H.S.)

JONES' NCAA SCORING

2008 Indoor DMR: 1st, 11:01.97
2008 Indoor 4x400mR: 8th, 3:35.85

2009 Indoor DMR: 1st, 10:50.98

2012 Indoor 4x400mR: 6th, 3:34.13

JONES' SEC SCORING

2008 Indoor 4x400mR: 3rd, 3:37.26

2009 Indoor 4x400mR: 5th, 3:39.57
2009 Outdoor 4x100mR: 3rd, 44.70
2009 Outdoor 4x400mR: 4th, 3:38.41

2012 Indoor 4x400mR: 4th, 3:34.76
2012 Indoor 200m: 8th, 23.96
2012 Outdoor 200m: 4th, 23.15
2012 Outdoor 4x100mR: 5th, 44.79
2012 Outdoor 100m: 6th, 11.47

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Seven-time USTFCCCA All-American, including first-team honors twice indoors in the DMR and 4x400m relay, and second-team indoor accolades in the DMR and outdoor kudos in the 200m and 4x100m relay...Named a USTFCCCA Outdoor Honorable Mention All-American (4x100mR) in 2011 as well...Two-time NCAA champion with distance medley relay team (2008, 2009)... World indoor record-holder with DMR (10:50.98), which also broke American, collegiate, NCAA meet and school records in 2009....Four-time NCAA scorer and nine-time SEC scorer...2012 Penn Relays sprint medley relay champion...Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member...Earned Lady Vol Captain's Award.

2012: Honors - USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Second Team (4x100mR, 200m)...USTFCCCA Indoor All-America First Team (4x400m) and second-team (DMR)...Named SEC Outdoor Runner of the Week with UT's sprint medley relay on May 1...SEC Academic Honor Roll member...Indoors - Ran second leg for UT's sixth-place 4x400m relay at the NCAA Indoor meet, helping that unit to a season-best time of 3:34.13 and USTFCCCA Indoor All-American First Team honors...Garnered second-team acclaim as 400m leg with the distance medley relay, which was 11th in 11:26.02...Scored individually at the SEC level for the first time, placing eighth in the 200m in 23.96...Ran a career-best 23.91 in the prelims...Helped UT to a fourth-place finish in the 4x400m relay in a season-best 3:34.76...Placed fourth in the 200m at the Kentucky Invitational in 24.57 and was sixth in the 60m at 7.67...Ran her first indoor open 400 as a Lady Vol, finishing 12th in 55.81 at the Auburn Invitational...Posted 200m career best and top indoor mark in that event since 2008, running 24.31 to wind up 12th at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge...Member of UT's season-best 4x400m relay unit that ran 3:38.18 at A&M...Outdoors - Competed with the 4x100m relay team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships but did not make it past the semifinals despite finishing in a season-best 44.26...Ran the 200m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a wind-aided time of 23.35 but did not advance out of the semifinals...Competed in three events at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, advancing to nationals in two...Ran the second leg of the 4x100m relay, which finished in a season-best time of 44.29 to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championship meet with the No. 6 mark from the East...Advanced beyond the first round of both the 100m (11.75) and 200m (23.28)...Earned a spot in the national meet in the 200m, finishing in a collegiate-best time of 23.20...Did not progress beyond the quarterfinal in the 100m after finishing that heat with a time of 11.62...Had the best SEC meet of her career, scoring in three events...Finished fourth in the 200m in a time of 23.15...Was on the fifth-place 4x100m relay team, which finished in 44.79...Placed sixth just behind teammate Kia Jackson in the 100 meters, with a personal best of 11.47...Ran the 200m in 23.53 to claim victory at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Also ran second leg on UT's winning 4x100m relay (44.78) at that meet...Had her best meet as a Lady Vol at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual...Won the 100m (career best 11.47) and 200m (best as a Lady Vol 23.27) there with meet records times and handled second hitch of UT's meet-record-setting 4x100m relay (44.44)...Remained undefeated in the 200m in 2012 with a 23.51 readout at the Tennessee Challenge...Also ran on UT's winning 4x1 (44.75) at that meet...Finished second in the open 100m in 11.66 at the Sea Ray Relays...Ran the opening leg on UT's victorious sprint medley relay at the 118th Penn Relays...The time of 3:43.79 was No. 3 in UT history...Also ran on UT's sixth-place 4x100m unit (44.98).

2011: Honors - USTFCCCA Outdoor Honorable Mention All-American...Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Earned Lady Vol Captain's Award...Indoors - Saw her first substantial individual race experience indoors since 2008...Ran her best marks in the 60m and 200m at the SEC Championships, hitting 7.57 and 24.56 in the prelims but not advancing...Ran 24.61 to finish seventh in the 200 at the Penn State National...Outdoors - Ran a season best of 24.14 in the 200m at the SEC Outdoor meet but did not qualify for the final...Handled the second leg on UT's NCAA 4x100m relay unit, which circled the oval in 44.78 and earned honorable mention All-America accolades...Helped the Lady Vols win the 4x1 at the UT-UCLA Dual in 44.97.

2010: Indoors - Competed in one meet, the Texas A&M Challenge, running the 400m leg on UT's seventh-place DMR unit...Sat out the rest of the indoor campaign...Outdoors - Ran the first individual race of her collegiate career outdoors, but she did not finish the 400m race at the FSU Relays...Did not compete in another race.

2009: Honors - USTFCCCA Indoor All-American with DMR...Indoors - Ran 400-meter leg for Tennessee's sensational distance medley relay unit, which twice set impressive records...Helped that quartet win its second straight NCAA title with a 10:50.98 world, American, collegiate, NCAA meet and UT-best effort in College Station, Texas...Earlier in the season, she joined a victorious DMR tandem at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York for a 10:56.40 count that broke every mark except the world standard...Also contributed to Tennessee's fifth-place 4x400m relay at SEC Indoors...Outdoors - Assisted two relays that produced points at the SEC Outdoor meet, helping the 4x100m unit take third and the 4x400m unit snare fourth...She did not compete individually outdoors or indoors as she dealt with issues related to off-season surgery.

2008: Honors - USTFCCCA Indoor All-American in DMR and 4x400m relay...Indoors - Helped Tennessee win a national championship and set a then-school record in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Indoor meet...Ran the 400m hitch as UT cruised to a time of 11:01.97...Handled the stick on the Lady Volunteers' eighth-place NCAA Indoor 4x400m relay unit...That quartet checked in at 3:35.85...Helped the Big Orange 4x4 also collect third-place honors at the SEC Indoor meet in 3:37.26...Posted career indoor bests in the 60m and 200m dashes...She ran 7.54 to win her preliminary heat at the Kentucky Invitational...Finished seventh in the invitational division of the 200m dash at the Penn State National meet, clicking to a 24.32 readout...Outdoors - Redshirted the outdoor campaign to have surgery on her legs.

HIGH SCHOOL: Highly-touted All-America sprinter at Deerfield Beach High School...Burst onto the national scene as a sophomore when she posted an impressive trio of top-three finishes at the 2005 Nike Outdoor Championships in her first year of competing in track & field...Won the 400m with a U.S.-leading and meet-record time of 52.44...Took second in the 200m with a No. 2 U.S. clocking of 23.13...For good measure, she snagged third in the 100m dash in 11.63 to chart her third career best of the meet...Lowered her PR in the straight sprint to 11.60 at the 2006 Broward County Championships...Represented the U.S. at the 2005 Pan Am Junior Championships, earning a gold medal in the 4x400m relay and clocking a 23.16 readout in the 200m to grab bronze...As a junior, she was named the Miami Herald Girls Track Athlete of the Year after winning state titles at 200 and 400 meters...Season bests of 23.31 and 53.14, respectively, at the 2006 Broward County Championships ranked her fastest in the state and fifth in the nation...Battled through a difficult senior season yet still earned second-team Miami Herald All-Broward honors in the 100m (11.69) and the 200m (23.62).

PERSONAL: Born March 6, 1989, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla....Majoring in social work...Mother is Maryann Riggins...Has three siblings: DeToya, Sharonda and Tamera...Recipient of the Gordon J. Wilder Scholarship.

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