Monday, June 1, 2009

SCAC Interactive - Chrys Jones, Centre's National Champion

Chrys Jones of Centre College set a new Don Drumm Stadium record with his winning triple jump at the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The individual national title is the 19th all-time for a SCAC student-athlete and third this year.

Jones, a sophomore from Harrodsburg, Ky., jumped 50 feet, 3 1/4 inches to earn the national title in the event, the first-ever for a Centre College student-athlete. He is the first male SCAC student-athlete to win a national title at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships since Rose-Hulman's Chris Trapp won back-to-back-to-back javelin titles from 1984-1986.

The sophomore sensation had the chance to talk with the SCAC's Russell Kramer last week about his experience at NCAAs, what being a national champion meant to him and about some of his talents off the track.

To listen to the entire interview with the 2009 NCAA National Champion in the triple jump Chrys Jones, click here.

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