May 23, 2012
2012 Season - Jones to compete in 5000 at NCAA
|Junior Sarahbeth Jones will compete in the 5000 at the NCAA Division III national track & field championships on May 24-26 in Claremont, California.|
Augustana junior Sarahbeth Jones (Warren Township HS, Wadsworth, Ill.) will represent the Vikings at the NCAA Division III national track & field championships on May 24-26 in Claremont, California. Jones, who was recently named the Most Valuable Performer for Fred Whiteside's team, will compete in the 5000.
She ran a school record of 16:53.57 on May 10 at the Dr. Keeler Invitational to qualify for the national meet. She was the Vikings' indoor MVP this season and also won MVP honors in cross country. She won the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin title in the 5000 and during the indoor season she won the 3000 and anchored the distance medley to a conference title as well.
Jones is also the school record holder in the 3000 (9:58.95) and was on school record setting distance medley (12:15.79) and 4x1600 (21:07.93) relays. She also finished fourth in the CCIW 1500 with a time of 4:35.26.