Jones was a two-time NCAA Track
All-American at the University of Illinois.
He also received four U of I varsity letters
as he was a four-time Big Ten track champion
and placed in sixteen Big Ten track events.
His All-American honors came in 1998
(4 x 400m relay, 2nd place, indoor), and
2000 (4 x 400m relay, 7th place, indoor).
The four Big Ten championships came in the 4
x 400m relay - indoor (1998, 1999, 2000) and
the distance medley relay - indoor (1998).
Jones is currently ranked in four events at
the U of I: #10 indoor 400m (47.77), #9
indoor 600m (1:19.89), #12 outdoor 400m
(46.88), and #2 indoor 4 x 400m relay
at the U of I, he was a two-time George Huff
award winner and was named academic All-Big
Ten twice. In 2000, he was selected as a
GTE/CoSIDA academic All-American.