Eric Jones
Eric Jones
Height: 6-3
Weight: 171
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Gambrills, Md.
High School: Arundel
Position: Sprint-Mid Free/Fly

2009-10: Earned gold in the 200-yard freestyle and fifth in the 50 and 100 free events at the 2010 America East Championships… Part of the 800 free relay squad that broke school, conference championship and Boston University Fitness and Recreation Pool records in a time of 6:37.08… Part of the 200 free relay teams that set a UMBC record (1:21.71) at the conference meet and a UMBC Natatorium record (1:24.93) against Drexel and Howard… Set career-best times in the 50 free (20.63), 100 free (45.46) and 200 free (1:38.68) at the conference meet which rank fourth, sixth and second all-time in school history… Named team’s Most Improved Athlete at UMBC’s varsity awards ceremony in May.

 

2008-09: Part of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that set school, America East Championship and Boston University Aquatic and Fitness Center pool records (6:39.18)… Finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle, seventh in the 50 free and eighth in the 100 free at the America East Championships… Claimed gold in the 50 free, silver in the 100 free and bronze in the 200 free at the Patriot Invitational… Swam career-best times in the 50 free (20.94) and 200 free (1:39.95) at the America East Championships and in the 100 free (46.00) at the Patriot Invitational… Earned four first-place finishes in the 50 free, three in the 100 free and one in the 200 free at dual meets… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

 

 

2007-08: Claimed bronze in the 200-yard freestyle and was fourth in the 200 butterfly and ninth in the 500 free at the America East Championships… Also finished sixth in the 200 fly, eighth in the 100 free, 10th in the 200 free, 12th in the 500 free, and second as part of the 400 and 800 free relays at the GMU Patriot Invitational… Won the 100 free against Marist and the 500 free against Maryland and was part of the winning 400 free relay against both Towson and Rider… Swam season-best times in the 200 fly (1:54.58), 200 free (1:41.25) and 500 free (4:40.30) at the America East Championships and in the 100 free (47.35) at the Patriot Invite.

 

 

Background: Grew up in Bloemfontain, South Africa…. Finaled at the 2007 winter sectionals meet.

 

Personal: One of three children to Roy and Liz Jones… Has a younger sister, Cherrees (20), and a younger brother, Nathan (14)… Majoring in financial economics… Born Nov. 25, 1988.