Rhondale Jones

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Rhondale Jones is recognized by many as the most accomplished female sprinter in Delaware high school history. Jones dominated Delaware high school track for four years, then was a Division III
All-American who led her team to national championships. Jones won 12 individual outdoor state championships as a student at Delcastle (two at 100-meter high hurdles, three at 100 meters, three at
200 meters and four at 400 meters). She set state records at 100-meter hurdles and 200 meters and, 14 years after graduation, she still held the state high school 200 meter record of 24.17. She was
named the state’s outstanding indoor track athlete of the year all four years in high school (1995 thru ’98), and was the state’s outstanding outdoor track athlete as a junior and senior. At Lincoln
University, she was a 16-time Division III All-American, winning nine individual national championships – three each at the 100-meter hurdles, 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. She led Lincoln to
national championships in 1999 and 2000. In 1999 Jones set a pair of NCAA Division III outdoor records: 11.64 at 100 meters and 23.72 at 200 meters. As of 2012, Jones’ 200-meter mark was still number
one. Jones was named the nation’s outstanding Division III track athlete in 2001 and the indoor 60-meter division record she set, 7.51, is still the number to beat. Jones was inducted into the
Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2009. She was named the outstanding Division III female track athlete of the first 25 years of NCAA women’s competition, an honor bestowed as part of the
NCAA’s 25th Anniversary of Women’s Championships celebration.

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