Roy Jones
Roy Jones
Height: 6-6
Weight: 175
Year: Sr.
Hometown: New Market, Md.
High School: Linganore
Position: Mid-Distance

2011 Outdoor: Set career new best times in the 1,500m, 400m hurdles and 3,000m steeplechase… Finished tenth overall,4:01.39, in the 1,500m run at the Maryland Invitational... Returns as the Retrievers top performer in the 1,000m and the 3,000m steeplechase.

2010-11 Indoor: Helped lead the Retrievers to win the 4x800m relay at the NYRR Saturday Night at the Armory competition… Finished second overall, 4:31.28, in the one mile run at the 10 Annual Gulden Relays... Finished seventh overall, 2:28.44, in the 1,000m run at the America East Championships.

2009-10 Indoor: Part of the distance medley relay team that broke the UMBC record and earned silver in a time of 9:58.22 at the America East Championships… Set a career-best mark in the 800-meter run in 1:57.64 at the Rider/Lafayette Winter Games… Also set a career-best time in the 1-mile run in 4:32.54 at the Gulden Relays.


2009 Outdoor: Placed 11th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the America East Championships with a season-best time of 10:05.56… Member of the 4x800 relay team that placed fifth at the conference meet in a time of 7:49.19… Recorded a season-best time in the 800-meter run of 1:59.84 at the Bucknell Team Challenge.
2008-09 Indoor: Placed 16th in the 1,000-meter run at the America East Championships with a time of 2:34.96… Recorded a season-best time of 4:33.70 in the 1-mile run at the Gulden Relays.

2008 Cross Country: Finished 59th 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 undecided... Born June 10, 1990