Candace Jones

Candace Jones

Distance | r-Fr. | 5-5 | Bristow, Va. | Patriot High

2016-17 (Sophomore)

Indoor Season (So.)
  • Earned All-Big 12 honors in the 1,000 meters for placing seventh with a career-best time of 2:29.43 and earned the accolade as a member of the distance medley relay team, placing fifth in 11:38.39 at the Big 12 Championship
  • Won the 800 meters at the Penn State Tune-Up with a career-best time of 2:10.34
  • Fourth-place finish in the 800 meter gold division with a career-best time of 2:12.27 at the Akron Invitational
  • Took fourth in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:53.07 at the PSU National Open
  • Placed 30th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:12.76 at the Husky Classic 

2015-16 (Freshman)

Outdoor Season
  • Redshirted
Indoor Season
  • Won the 800-meter run with a season-best time of 2:12.55 at the High Point Team Challenge
  • Placed 37th overall in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:16.87 at the Big 12 Championship
  • Placed third in the mile, finishing with a time of 5:03.49 at the PSU National Invitational
  • Finished in fourth place in the 800 meters (2:13.01) at the Akron Invite
  • Placed sixth in the 800 meters, crossing the finish line in 2:12.80 at the Penn State Tune Up
  • Took 12th place in the 600 meters with a time of 1:36.31 at the Nittany Lion Challenge

High School

  • Ran at Patriot High for coach Adam Daniels
  • Seven-time all-state
  • At the 2015 VHSL Group 6A Conference Championship, she ran a personal-best of 5:00.05 in the 1,600 meters
  • Ran a personal-best of 2:11.08 in the 800-meter event at the 2014 VHSL Group 5A/6A State Outdoor Championship
  • Ran in 1,000-meters (2.54.42) at the 2015 VHSL Group 6A State Indoor Track and Field
  • Competed in the distance-medley relay at the 2015 indoor championship to earn All-American honors
  • Ran the 5K in a career-best time of 18:48.30


  • Daughter of Robert and Margaret Jones
  • Has one sister
  • Birthday is March 14
  • Majoring in criminology
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