News & Notes on Purdue Athletics
The women matched their total of honorees from last season
News and notes on Purdue Athletics
The season proved to be one of the most historic in program history
Jessica Harter became the first outdoor first team All-American in program history
2015: First Team All-American in the 4x400m relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after running the third leg of the fourth-place finishing relay team ... ran the leadoff leg of the school-record breaking 4x400m relay team, which ran a 3:31.70 to finish eighth at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds and qualify for the championships ... helped women's 4x400m relay team finish third at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... ran the opening leg of the 4x400m relay team that won the prestigious Texas Relays with a time of 3:35.97 ... finished ninth in the 400m dash at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... helped women's 4x400m relay team finish third at Big Ten Indoor Championships.
2014: Honorable Mention at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after helping the women's 4x400m relay team finish 20th in the country ... NCAA East Preliminary Rounds qualifier in the 400m dash and 4x400m relay ... broke the indoor 400m dash school record with a time of 54.23 seconds at Big Ten Championships where she finished fifth ... won her first nine races of the season, with victories in the 400m and 4x400m relay ... ran a leg of the women's 4x400m relay at the Big Ten Indoor Championships where the group finished eighth ... finished in the top two of her first seven outdoor races, including four wins, while competing in the 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay ... finished sixth at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 400m dash with a personal record time of 53.88 seconds, which ranks fifth in program history ... ran a leg of the school-record breaking 4x400m relay that finished second at the Big Ten Championships to give the Purdue women a third place finish, the program's best since 2001, with a time of 3:34.81 ... finished 36th at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds.
2013: Finished eighth at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the 400m dash with a time of 56.46 seconds ... ran a leg of the women's 4x400m relay at Big Ten indoors and helped the group finish sixth ... finished 10th in the 400m at Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... ran a leg of the seventh-place 4x400m relay team at Big Ten Outdoors ... had an indoor PR of 55.04 seconds from the prelims of the Big Ten Championships, which ranks fifth in school history ... member of sprint medley relay team which finished third at Drake Relays ... won seven races, including relays, during her rookie season, incluing the 400m dash at the Purdue/IU Dual.
High School: One-time letterwinner in basketball ... one-time letterwinner in soccer ... three-time letterwinner in track and field ... as a Junior received Ohio All-State in 400 meter dash ... Senior year was named captain, voted Most Valuable Player, received Coaches Award, as well as named Ohio All-State in 400 meter dash.
Personal: Aarin Dinelle Jones was born on Oct. 23, 1994, in Columbus, Ohio ... is the daughter of Frederick and Stephanie Jones ... father, Frederick, played baseball at the University of Cincinnati ... has one sister, Rian ... Aarin enjoys photography and dancing ... majoring in Genetics.
|LIFETIME||24.67 (4/6/13)||53.88 (5/18/14)||1:13.22 (12/12/14)|
|INDOOR||25.31 (2/9/13)||54.23 (3/1/14)|
|OUTDOOR||24.67 (4/6/13)||53.88 (5/18/14)||1:13.22 (12/12/14)|