THIS YEAR: Sophomore Margaux Jones is coming off a strong first season as a long jumper for USC.
2016: Jones jumped over 20 feet in every meet as a freshman, finishing her season with a PR of 20-10.75/6.37m (+1.2) to take third at the USA Junior Championships on June 25. That jump moved her into sixth on USC's all-time long jump list. She missed out by one place of becoming a long jump All-American by placing ninth at the NCAA Championships with a jump of 20-5.25/6.23m (-0.8). She finished third at the Pac-12 Championships with a jump of 20-6.50/6.26m (+2.1w). Set a then-legal PR of 20-9.75/6.34m and a wind-aided PR of 21-2.75/6.47m (+3.4w) to place second at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 16. During the indoor season she won the MPSF long jump title with a leap of 20-10.00/6.35 and set an indoor PR and school indoor record of 21-0.50/6.41m at the New Mexico Classic. She finished eighth at the NCAA Indoors with a leap of 20-6.50.
HIGH SCHOOL: Jones graduated with the class of 2015 from Redlands High School in Redlands, CA. She was second at the 2015 CIF state meet with a long jump of 20-4.25 (6.20m), which ranked seventh among high schoolers in 2015. She jumped 20-4 to place second in the long jump at the Mt. SAC Relays...As a junior her legal PR of 20-5.50 (6.23m) ranked fourth in the country...she also posted a wind-aided mark of 20-9.00 (6.32m)...She won the CIF state long jump title as a junior with a leap of 20-4.75 (6.21m). She leaped over 6.00m seven times (with 5 wind-legal marks) during the 2014 outdoor season. She is also a two-time Arcadia Invitational champion in the long jump in both 2014 and 2015. She was the 2014 Sun's Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year and the 2015 winner of the Ken Hubbs Award - an award based not only on athletic achievement, but also on citizenship, community involvement, and commitment to further their education.
PERSONAL: Margaux was born on February 11, 1997 to Angel and Walter Jones...She has one brother, Walter...She received a high school GPA of 4.52 from Redlands High School...Her sports hero is Jesse Owens... She is currently majoring in Biological Sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Art and Sciences and hopes to go to attend medical school after graduation...Lists her favorite musician as Prince and favorite artist as Andy Warhol... Her favorite food is mac and cheese... Someday would like to travel to Peru.
CAREER BESTS: Long Jump -- 20-10.75 (6.37m)/21-2.75w (6.47m)