Preston Jones
Preston Jones
Height: 5-11
Year: So.-1L
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
High School: Columbus

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Ran in six events in his inaugural season...Finished 20th at the PBC Championships in 27:06.75...Finished in the top 50 to help his team finish 5th at the NCAA Southeast Regionals...Posted his season-best time of 22:57.02 at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in cross country and track for three years under Mark Erb at Columbus High School in Columbus, Ga. ... Was a top-10 finisher in the state meet for cross country his junior and senior year … Region champion for cross country his sophomore and senior year and region champion for track his sophomore year. He was a member of the Beta Club and the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Born on December 10, 1993 in Columbus, Ga. … Son of Sonja and Maurice Jones …Brother to Blake Jones, Drew Jones, Aaron Talbert, and  Elysa Garcia ... Full name is Preston Dimitri Jones … Plans on majoring in nursing … Enjoys reading, running, biking, swimming, and playing guitar … Career goals are to become a registered nurse … Goals for the season are to break the 15:00 mark in a 5K for track and be in the top-seven for cross country … Favorite athlete is Galen Rupp … His favorite band is Yeasayer … He would trade places with Chaz Michael Michaels from “Blades of Glory”.