2010: Part of the scoring five in the last three meets of the season, including a 42nd-place finish at the America East Championships in 25:59.53… Set career-best times at the Princeton Invite in an 8K time of 25:56.60 and shaved over two minutes off his career-best 10K time at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships in 32:45, finishing 95th… Named the team’s Most Improved Athlete at UMBC’s varsity awards ceremony in May and was awarded the Retriever Club Scholarship… Named to the America East Honor Roll.
2009: Finished 59th at the America East Championships, the fourth Retriever across the line… Set career-best times at the Mount St. Mary’s 5K Duals in 16:53.37 and the Princeton Invitational in an 8K time of 27:17.30… Placed 129th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships in a 10K time of 35:24.50… Named the team’s Most Improved Athlete at UMBC’s varsity awards ceremony in May.
2008: Finished 67th in the 8K run at the America East Championships… Placed 158th in the 8K run at the Princeton Invitational… Finished 31st in the 8K run at the Towson Invitational… Began the season with a 40th-place finish in the Mount St. Mary’s 5K Duals.
Background: Named cross country MVP in 2006 and 2007 for Linganore High School in New Market, Md…. Selected team captain for his senior year for the cross country and track and field squads at Linganore… Garnered All-Area Cross Country First Team honors from the Frederick News-Post in 2007.
Personal: Son of Elaine and Greg Jones… Has three siblings, Brian, 26, Kristen, 22 and Tim, 21… Twin brother Tim also competes for UMBC on the cross country and track and field teams… Major is information systems... Born June 10, 1990.