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Jones Wins BSC Field Athlete of Week Honor

February 21, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Darrel Jones has won eight Big South Men's Field Athlete of the Week honors during his career.

Darrel Jones has won eight Big South Men's Field Athlete of the Week honors during his career.

For the second time this season and the eighth time in his career, Liberty senior Darrel Jones has been recognized as Big South Conference Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week.

A native of Monroe, N.Y., Jones earned the award by triple jumping a program-record 51-0 to place ninth at the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships, Sunday in Albuquerque, N.M.

Jones, the only collegian among the 12-member field, recorded his record-breaking effort on his first of three attempts. It marked a slight improvement upon his 50-11.5 performance at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational on Feb. 3 and ranks No. 48 nationally on the NCAA Division I list.

We didn't get the marks we would looking for in Albuquerque but we saw much greater technical execution on the takeoff! This first video is @ohdjones first jump of 15.54 (51'0) and the second video is his third jump which he fouled by 2cm! The big jumps are coming!

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Next up for Liberty will be the 2018 Big South Indoor Track & Field Championships. For the first time in meet history, the event will take place at the Liberty Indoor Track Complex, Friday and Saturday. The Liberty men's squad will be aiming for its 21st straight Big South title, while the Lady Flames are in search of their third consecutive championship.