James Jones     
      James Jones

Jacksboro, Tenn.

High School:
Anderson County

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 169

High Jump



Career Best
High jump 6-10 3/4 (2.10)

SEC Results-Indoor
2006-High jump 6-8 (4th)

SEC Results-Outdoor
2006-High jump 6-10 3/4 (3rd)

Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2006-High jump 6-9 (6th-tie)


Major- Psychology

2006-Outdoor- Won the Herb Neff Award as the freshman that made the most valuable contribution to the team at the Vols' banquet ... Won the Knoxville Invitational with a personal-best clearance of 6-10 3/4 (April 30) ... Matched his PR two weeks later at the SEC outdoor championships to take third, leading four Vol high jumpers that scored 13.5 points in the event (May 14) ... Tied for sixth in front of the home crowd at the NCAA Mideast Regional, his first regional meet, with a jump of 6-9 (May 27) ... Cleared 6-6 3/4 to claim seventh at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (April 1) ... Jumped over the bar at 6-4 3/4 to place sixth in his first high jump of the season at the Disney World Invitational (March 25) ... No-heighted at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14).

2006-Indoor- Scored in his first-ever conference meet, clearing 6-8 to take fourth at the SEC indoor championships (Feb. 26) ... Leaped over the bar at 6-6 3/4 to win the high jump at the Tennessee Indoor Classic (Feb. 17) ... Finished second with an indoor-season-best jump of 6-8 3/4 at the Hoosier Open (Jan. 7) ... Cleared the bar at 6-7 1/2 to earn fifth at the Kentucky Invitational (Jan. 13) ... Opened the indoor season with a 6-7 1/2 clearance at the Clemson Opener (Dec. 3) ... Finished 10th with a jump of 6-4 3/4 at the Gator Invitational (Jan. 21) ... Tied for 13th with a leap of 6-3 1/4 at the New Balance Invitational, contested at the historic Armory (Feb. 3).

2005-Indoor and Outdoor- Redshirted ... Won the Knoxville Twilight Meet high jump with a 6-8 3/4 leap while competing unattached ... Finished second after jumping 6-6 3/4 while competing unattached at the Tennessee All-Comers Meet.


Attended Campbell County High through his junior season before transferring to Anderson County High for his senior year ... Training under Anderson County coach Al Rodd, won the 2004 Tennessee state title with a 6-8 clearance ... Took fourth at the 2003 state high school meet while competing for Campbell County ... Set the Campbell County school record of 6-10, his career best ... Also holds the Anderson County school record at 6-9.



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