USC has a strong day overall; Ready for final-day action at Mt. SAC
Selma, Kleinsasser, Ozorai and Conatser Shine At Cal State L.A. Invitational
Trojans enjoy a big first day against top-notch competition
Trojans also to compete at the Cal State L.A. Invitational
Trojans to be at Cal, Stanford and San Diego
THIS YEAR: Sophomore Vanessa Jones is a key member of USC in the 400m and 4x400m relay races and helps make those events a strength for the Trojans.
2012: Jones had a season-best 400m time of 53.95 to win her heat and place sixth overal at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 20. Was fifth in the 400m dash at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on April 29 with a time of 55.10. Placed 14th in the 400m dash with a time of 55.12 at the Pac-12 Championships in Eugene, Ore. on May 12...also finished sixth as part of USC's 4x400m relay which had a time of 3:41.07. Ran 55.20 to finish 35th at the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in Austin, Texas. Served as an alternate for the 4x100m relay team at the NCAA Championships.
High School: Jones of Etiwanda HS placed second in the 400m race at the 2011 California State Meet with a time of 54.49. She has a best 400m time of 53.58 in placing second at the 2010 CIF Southern Section Masters Meet. Won the 2010 CIF Division I 400m title with a time of 54.12, just edging out current teammate Akawkaw Ndipagbor. Jones also has a PR of 24.53 in the 200m dash.
Personal: Vanessa was born on Jan. 1, 1993 in Anaheim, Calif...Was a four-year honor roll student in high school...Participated in community outreach including clothing drives...Is undecided upon a major at USC...Family members to also attend USC include Pamela Jones, Aaron Harper, Angela Adams, Gregory Harper and Darryl Adams, Sr...Her hobbies include music and dancing...Lists her favorite musicians as Trey Songz and Chris Brown.
CAREER BESTS: 200m -- 24.53 400m -- 53.58