Track & Field | May 19, 2023
USC graduate student Allie Jones was named the Pac-12 Women’s Field Athlete of the Year and William Jones was named Pac-12 Men’s Track & Field Freshman of the Year, it was announced by the Conference today (May 19).
The multi-talented Allie Jones won her second consecutive Pac-12 heptathlon title on May 13, finishing with a PR of 6234 points. She broke her USC record of 6217 which she set on April 13, a record previously held by Wendy Brown which had stood for 35 years. Jones’ total ranks third on the Pac-12 all-time heptathlon list, trailing only Jackie Joyner-Kersee (6440) and Brianne Theisen (6307).
Jones’ 6234 points in the heptathlon leads all NCAA athletes in 2023. She also ranks sixth nationally in 100m hurdles with a time of 12.81.
William Jones, in just his third collegiate 400m race, won the Pac-12 title with a PR of 44.65 on May 14. Jones’ time was just 0.05 seconds off the USC freshman record of 44.60 set by Michael Norman in 2017. It is also the fastest time in the Pac-12 finals since Norman won in 2018 with a time of 44.40 and the fifth-fastest all-time at the Pac-12 Championships.
Jones now ranks fifth nationally on the NCAA 400m descending order list and seventh on USC’s all-time list for the event.
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