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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Steffi Jones

Class

Jr.

Hometown

Plano, Texas

Previous School

Plano Senior High School

2019-20
Named a MW Scholar-Athlete and to the Spring 2020 Academic All-Mountain West Team.
2019 XC: Finished 13th at the Lobo Invitational after running 19:41.95 … ran in the Open 5K at the Joe Piane -Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 65th with a time of 18:51.96.
2020 Indoor: 
Finished ninth in the 800-meter at the Mountain West Indoor Championship in 2:12.24 … completed the anchor leg of the 4×400 Meter Relay that finished ninth at the Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational with a time of 3:54.86 (3:55.30) … finished fifth in the 800-meter run at the Dr. Martin King Collegiate Invitational with a personal best time of 2:13.08 (2:12.34).

2018-19
2018 XC: Finished 36th at the Lobo Invitational with a time of 21:02.2 … completed the 6K at the Triton Classic in 25:12.4 to place 70th overall and 59th in team scoring.
2019 Indoors: Saw action in five meets during the season … ran a 600-meter time of 1:34.97 at the UNM Team Invitational which placed second on Jan. 26, which ranks seventh in UMM program history … marked her season-high 800-meter time of 2:14.44 at the Don Kirby Elite on Feb. 9.
2019 Outdoors: 
Competed in six meets with five top-three finishes … ran 4:43.95 in the 1500-meter at the Titan Team Challenge for a third-place result … placed third in the 800-meter run at the Titan Team Challenge with a time of 2:14.82 … finished second in the 800-meter run at the Don Kirby with 2:16.90 … ran the third leg of the 4×400 relay that placed second at the Don Kirby in 4:01.71 … ran 2:09.81 in the 800-meter at the Bryan Clay Invitational … placed fourth in the 800-meter run at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational with 2:09.81 … ran the third leg of the 4×400 meter relay that finished second in 4:03.48 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational … finished third in the 800-meter at the Masked Rider Open after finishing in 2:13.45 … finished sixth in the 800-meter at the MW Championships with a time of 2:10.11.

2017-18
2018 Indoors:
Ran in five meets, including the Mountain West Championship… started the season off by helping her team place seventh in the 4×400 (3:54.92*) at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational, she ran the fourth leg with a time of 60.0… placed second in the 600 at the New Mexico Team Invitational (1:36.09*)… competed in the preliminary round of 800 at the Mountain West Championships where she placed eighth via a time of 2:12.98*… finished in eighth at the Mountain West Championships running the 800 in 2:13.40*
2018 Outdoors: Competed in seven meets, including the Mountain West Championship… placed ninth in the Triton Invitational in the 800 (2:12.90*)… competed in the 200 and the 400 at the Masked Rider Open, ran the 200 in 27. 92* and placed eighth in the 400 (59.83*)… in the 800 preliminary round of the Mountain West Championships finished in 2:14.73*

PREVIOUS SCHOOL
2017 graduate of Plano High School in Plano, Texas … won the 800 at the 2017 District 5-6 Area Meet, running 2:13.91 … posted her personal record of 2:13.40 at the Texas Distance Festival, which she won … placed third in the 800 at the 2017 Region 1-6A Meet, and placed eighth at the 2017 Great Southwest Classic in Albuquerque … captain of the high school track team for three years (2014-2017)… finished in first place in the Texas Distance Festival 800m in 2017… district champions in cross country in 2016… graduated with honors.

PERSONAL
Born in Dallas, Texas … parents are Rance and Christina… has one sister, Julia … ran for Wings of America … three-time Wings Member … member of the USATF National XC Team Champions … majoring in biochemistry.

* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol