Benjamin Jones
Benjamin Jones
Height: 5'6"
Year: So.
Hometown: Grove City, Pa.
High School: Homeschool
Events: Distance
Major: English

Honors:

  • USA South All-Academic (2018-19)

2019-20 (Sophomore): Ran in five cross country meets on the year... Improved in the 8k in three straight meets, topping out with a season-best time of 28:12.4 in the USA South Championships (Nov. 2) to finish 38th overall... Ran a 28:20.6 in the 8k at the Berry Invitational (Oct. 19)... Competed in two track events on the year... Established a personal record in the 3,000 meter indoor event at 9:29.67 at the Sewanee Indoor Invitational... Finished in a time of 16:10.0 in the 5,000 meter run at the Victor Icebreaker Duals (March 7)

2018-19 (Freshman): Ran in five cross country meets... Made debut with a 10th place finish at the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 31) with a 5k time of 18:14.9... Had a season-best in the 8k at 28:03.5 at the Berry Invitational (Oct. 13)... Finished 11th at the Maryville Invitational (Sept. 29) with a time of 28:37.9

High School: Was homeschooled... Was the recipient of the Frank Jiggs Wolford Athletic Award... Set personal records in the 5k (16:55), two-mile (10:06), mile (4:38), and 800 meter (2:06)

Personal: Parents are Jeremy and Christina Jones... Has three siblings: Toby, Josh, and Josie... Father, Jeremy, ran cross country at Covenant from 1994-97... Favorite Bible verse is Psalm 115:1... Majoring in English

Jones' Personal Records:

Cross Country:
5K: 18:14.98 (Mountaintop Invitational, Aug. 31, 2018)
8K: 28:03.56 (Berry Invitational, Oct. 13, 2018)

Outdoor Track:
5000m: 16:10.00 (Victor Icebreaker Duals; March 7, 2020)

Indoor Track: 
3000m: 9:29.67 (Sewanee Indoor Invitational; Feb. 14, 2020)

High School:
800 (track): 2:06
Mile: 4:38
2-mile: 10:06
5k: 16:55