The 5-foot-10 senior jumper and sprinter won four individual state titles at the Class 3A state meet this past season, headlined by a state-record leap of 20 feet, 11.75 inches in the long jump and a personal-best clocking of 23.49 seconds in the 200-meter dash, leading the Spartans to second place as a team. A three-time Gatorade Florida Girls Track & Field Player of the Year, Jones produced three national Top 15 performances among prep girls competitors this spring, including a U.S. No. 1 in the long jump (21-2.5), a national No. 7 in the high jump (5-11.75) and the nation’s No. 14 clocking in the 200 (23.49). She also ranked No. 50 in the 100-meter dash (11.70). An eight-time state champion, she collected four medals at June’s New Balance Nationals Outdoor, earning a gold and a silver in two relays—both of which produced 2022 national Top 15 prep times—while also grabbing a national title in the long jump along with a silver medal in the high jump. The three-time Miami Herald Track Athlete of the Year, she also owns an indoor national title in the long jump.
Jones has maintained a 5.0 weighted GPA on a 4.0 scale in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Stanford University this fall.
Jones has attained President’s Honor Roll status several times and has been recognized for her hard work, efforts and achievements at the Robert Morgan Educational Center Academic Awards Ceremony. A participant in her school’s Advanced Placement Capstone Seminar, she has served her community with more than 200 hours of volunteer service. As a member of the National Honor Society, she has participated in reading sessions with preschool students, she helped initiate an annual Senior Prom event at a local nursing home and she assisted in launching an annual two-day leadership conference for 9th grade students.