The Oregon State cross country team is set to compete at the Pac-12 Championship race in Phoenix, Ariz. on Saturday. The women's race is set to start at 10:00 a.m.
OREGON STATE CROSS COUNTRY:
2010: Finished 16th at the John Frank Memorial with a 4,500 meters time of 16:43.60 ... Ran the 6,000 meters once at the Griak Women's Gold Race and finished with a time of 24:04.10 ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors.
2009: Helped team to second place finish at the Sundodger Invitational, posting a top 30 finish ... Competed in the Bill Dellinger Invite ... Also ran unattached at Pre's Trail.
OREGON STATE OUTDOOR TRACK:
2011: Competed in seven meets ... Competed in the 1,500 meters three times ... Best finish and time in the 1,500 meters was ninth place at the L&C Invitational (4/16) with a time of 4:47.70 ... Competed in the 5,000 meters twice finishing first at the John Knight Twilight (4/8) and posting her best time of 17:39.40 at the Oregon Relays (4/22) ... Finished the 3,000 meters in 10:27.26 placing 18th at the Oregon Preview (3/19) ... Competed in the two mile run at the SFS Distance Carnival (3/25) placing ninth with a time of 11:17.34 ... Earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
2010: Redshirted the track season.
HOOD RIVER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in cross country under head coach Kristen Uhler .and three years in track under Caleb Sperry and Uhler ... In cross country, four-time state qualifier, finishing as high as sixth individually ... Three-time Border Clash qualifier ... Named team MVP for three years and team captain ... In track, two-time state qualifier ... Finished eighth in the 1,500 meters, 7th in the 3,000 meters ... Two-time team MVP and team captain ... Also lettered four years in swimming under head coach Jane Nicholas ... Three-time state qualifier ... Finished fourth in the 500 freestyle, fifth in the 200 freestyle ... Four-time MVP ... Team captain ... Honor Roll, National Honors Society, NHS Treasurer, Freshman Class President, ASB Executive Class.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Tony and Debbie Jones ... Family includes one brother, Tyler ... Undecided on a major... Former prep teammate Melissa Kauffmann also runs for Oregon State... Chose Oregon State because "it was far enough away from my family to start a new life but close enough to stay in touch. I also really liked the laid back coaching style and happy team vibe."