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Deja Jones
Deja  Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Wales, Fla.

High School:
Lake Wales

Height:
5-6

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
08/08/1995

Major:
Exercise Science

01/30/2017

FAU Players of the Week: Jones and Troutman

Track and field's Deja Jones and men's basketball's Gerdarius Troutman are the FAU Players of the Week

01/30/2017

FAU Players of the Week: Jones and Troutman

Track and field's Deja Jones and men's basketball's Gerdarius Troutman are the FAU Players of the Week

05/27/2016

Track & Field Concludes Season at NCAA Preliminary Championships

Deja Jones competed in the 100m Preliminary

05/19/2016

Track & Field Continues Tradition by Sending One to NCAA Preliminary

Junior Deja Jones will represent FAU

05/16/2016

FAU Track & Field Completes Final Day of the C-USA Championships

Jones Highlights the Final Day of C-USA

Personal Records

  • 55m (indoor): 7.03
  • 60m (indoor): 7.39
  • 100m (outdoor): 11.55
  • 200m (indoor): 24.38
  • 200m (outdoor): 24.14
  • 400m (indoor): 57.41
All-Time Program Top Showings:
  • 55 meters (indoor): 2nd, 7.03
  • 60 meters (indoor): 1st, 7.39
  • 200 meters (indoor): 1st, 24.38
  • 400 meters (indoor): 5th, 56.66
  • 4x400 meter relay (indoor) - Sitia Martinez, Jones, Danielle Aromashdu, Tanisha Coppin: 2nd, 3:47.49
  • 4x400 meter relay (indoor) - Sherline Valentin, Jones, Berneta Boldin, Anne-Catherine Wasser: 9th, 3:51.70
  • 4x400 meter relay (indoor) - Sitia Martinez, Sherline Valentin, Regina Wilkerson, Jones: 11th, 3:52.80
  • 4x400 meter relay (indoor) - Sitia Martinez, Jones, Regina Wilkerson, Frida Thorsås: 12th, 3:53.01
  • 100 meters (outdoor): 1st, 11.55
  • 200 meters (outdoor): 5th, 24.14
  • 4x100 meter relay (outdoor) - Jones, Sitia Martinez, Sherline Valentin, Regina Wilkerson: 1st, 44.75
  • 4x100 meter relay (outdoor) - Jones, Sitia Martinez, Jada Massie, Regina Wilkerson: 3rd, 45.41
  • 4x100 meter relay (outdoor) - Jones, Leila Elliott, Jada Massie, Regina Wilkerson: 4th, 45.59
  • 4x100 meter relay (outdoor) - Jones, Sitia Martinez, Sherline Valentin, Crystal McDougle: 5th, 45.75
  • 4x100 meter relay (outdoor) - Jones, Sitia Martinez, Nicole Poole, Regina Wilkerson: 7th, 45.82
  • 4x400 meter relay (outdoor) - Danielle Aromashodu, Sitia Martinez, Jones, Tanisha Coppin: 4th, 3:42.28
2016-17 (Senior) 
Indoor T&F:
  • At her first meet of the season, was third among 66 runners in the 60 meters (7.63) and also placed 12th in the 200 meters (24.93)
  • Additionally was part of the 4x400 team that finished sixth (and seventh in program history) with a combined time of 3:51.70
  • In the 60 meters at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, placed second overall (7.59) after having the fastest preliminary time (7.61) 
  • Tied for the lowest individual finish by any Owl on the final day of that same meet, placing third in the 200 meters (24.79)
  • Was also part of the 4x400 team that improved to 3:51.10
  • Placed seventh in the preliminaries for the 60 meter dash at the C-USA Indoor Championships, running a 7.49 for her season low
  • Would end up fifth overall in the finals of that race (7.52)
Outdoor T&F:
  • Finished in 11th place at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational in the 100 meters
  • Was 10th in the same race in her next meet, the UM Alumni Invite, the sixth fastest collegian running
  • Also was part of the fifth-place finishers in the 4x100 relay (45.75), also the fifth-fastest time in program history
  • Ran a season low in the 100 meters at the Virginia Challenge (11.88)
  • Improved to 11.82 at the Tom Jones Memorial, and also ran a 24.14 in the 200 (fifth all-time)
  • Competed in both at the C-USA Outdoor Championships

2015-16 (Junior)
Indoor T&F:

  • A part of the 4x400m team that took second (3:52.80) at UNC Invitational – ranked eighth on the FAU All-Time list
  • In the 60m – set a personal record at the 2016 C-USA Indoor Championships, claiming second place, with a final time of 7.44
  • In the 200m – set a personal best at the Chipotle Marshall Invitational, taking first place with a time of 24.40
  • In the 400m – set a personal best at the Art and Linda Maillet UNC Open, finishing in second place with a time of 58.28

Outdoor T&F:

  • In the 100m – set a personal best and a new FAU school record at the Florida Relays with a final time of 11.55
  • Qualified for the NCAA Division I Prelims in the 100m, claiming 42nd place with a final time of 11.86
  • In the 200m, set a season best at the 2016 C-USA Outdoor Championships (24.42)
  • A part of the 4x100m relay team that took sixth place overall (45.41) at the UF Tom Jones Memorial – ranked third on FAU’s All-Time list
  • A part of 4x100m relay team that took second place overall (45.59) at the Miami Hurricane Invitational – ranked fourth on FAU’s All-Time list
2014-15 (Sophomore): 
  • A member of the 4x100m relay team that broke the school record twice this season, placed second at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, and qualified for the NCAA prelims
  • Broke two school records at the C-USA Indoor Championships by claiming second in the 60m (7.39) and ninth in the 200m (24.38)
  • Took first in the indoor 60m (7.51) at the Akron Invitational
  • Earned second in the indoor 400m (57.41) at the Art and Linda Maillet UNC Open and set the fifth best time in school history
  • Took second in the indoor 200m (24.75) at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational and set the second best time in school history in the indoor 55m (7.03)
  • Took second in the indoor 200m (24.46) at Samford Invitational
  • Claimed her first outdoor victory in the 100m (12.01) at the UCF Invitational
  • Eighth all-time as part of the indoor 4x400m relay team (3:53.01)
  • Finished the outdoor season ranked 14th in the 100m in C-USA

2013-14 (Freshman):

  • Tied the school record in the 60m with a time of 7.61
  • Holds the second best time in school history in the 100m with a time of 11.81
  • Eighth on FAU's All-Time list for the 200m (indoor) with a time of 24.95.

High School:

  • Ran for head coach Tavarius Johnson at Lake Wales Senior High
  • District champion in the 100m (2012)
  • District champion in the 100m and 200m (2013)
  • State champion in the 4x100 relay (2010)
  • Graduated with a 3.4 GPA with honors

Personal:

  • Daughter of Shabonia and Adrian Hickman
  • Social work major
  • Hobbies include singing, dancing, reading and watching movies
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