Kirsten Jones
Kirsten Jones
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brentwood, Tenn.
High School: M.L.K. Magnet
Position: Sprints

2014 Outdoor: Won a bronze medal in the 400m dash and helped the 4x400m relay team claim gold at the 2014 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championships… After finishing fifth in the prelims of the 400m dash with a time of 56.83, she trimmed her time to 56.47 to finish third in the finals.

2013-14 Indoor: Set a career-best time of 1:14.54 while winning the 500m run at the NYU Team Challenge at The Armory… Her time ranks as the fourth-fastest in UMBC program history… Also competed in the 60m, 200m, 300m, and 400m events during the winter season… Qualified for the ECAC Championships for the 200m, 400m, and 500m competitions.

2013 Outdoor: Set a new school record in the 400m dash (55.63) while competing at the ECAC Championships at Princeton… Placed fifth in the event at the 2013 America East Championships at Binghamton… Also advanced to the finals in the 200m dash event at the conference meet, finishing seventh… Led off for the 4x100m relay and ran the third leg for the 4x400 team, both of whom won silver medals at America East Meet… Recorded a season-best 100m time of 12.25 at the Big Dawg Invitational at UMBC Stadium to move up to eighth all-time in Retriever history… Her time of 24.91 in the 200m dash at the same meet ranks fifth in the school record book.

2012-13 Indoor: Broke the school record in the 400m run with her career-best time of 55.80 at the ECAC Championships in Boston… Earned a bronze medal in the event at the 2013 America East Indoor Championships… Anchored the 4x400 relay team to a gold medal at the America East meet in Boston… Then led the same squad to a school-record time of 3:44.06 at the ECAC Championships… Also placed fourth in the 200m dash at the conference meet… Climbed to third in the UMBC record book in the 200m dash with a top career time of 24.52 at the ECAC meet… Jumped to fourth in school history, at the time, in the 500m event by setting a new personal-best time of 1:15.50 at the Gotham Cup in New York.

2012 Outdoor: Part of the 4x200m relay team that broke the school record with a time of 1:38.04 at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia... Anchored the 4x400m relay team to a bronze medal at the America East Outdoor Championships... Finished tenth in the 200m dash and 12th in the 400m dash at the conference meet in Maine.

2011-12 Indoor: Helped the 4x400m relay team set a then-school record and win a bronze medal at the America East Indoor Championships with a time of 3:48.54... Also finished sixth in the 400m dash at the conference meet in Boston... Led off for the 4x200m relay team which broke the school record with a time of 1:41.38.

2011 Outdoor: Finished fourth overall (56.72) in the 400m dash at the America East Championships... Also a part of the 4x100m, 4x200m, and 4x400m relay team... Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2010-2011 Indoor: Won a bronze medal in the 400m dash with a top performance time of 56.95 at the America East Indoor Championships… Also placed seventh overall in the 200m dash, (25.31) at the conference championships…Won the 500m run at the 10th Annual Gulden Relays with a time of 1:18.39.

Background: Won the 400-meter dash at the Tennessee State Championships in 2009-10… Helped lead M.L.K. Magnet to the state and city championship in 2010 and runner-up in Tennessee in 2009…

Personal: Daughter of David and Mala Jones… Has one sister, Ashlee… Majoring in management of aging sevices… Born July 3, 1992.