Men’s Cross Country and Men’s Track and Field (1990-1994)
Inducted February 2006
Chris Jones competed for the Weber State University cross country and track and field programs from 1990 to 1995. A graduate of Ben Lomond High School, he was coached there by WSU Athletic Hall of Famer Dan Dean. Jones specialized in the 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and cross country for the Wildcats.
During his Weber State career, Jones was an eight-time All-Big Sky Conference performer. He was twice named NCAA All-American in cross country (1991 and 1994) and was an NCAA All-American in the 10,000 meters in 1991. Jones was the top runner on the Weber State team which placed fourth at the NCAA Cross Country Championship. Jones qualified for the NCAA National Championships on five occasions while competing for the Wildcats.
Jones’ best marks include the following times: 10,000 meters – 29:26.80 (WSU record in 1994); 5,000 meters – 14:22.36 (WSU top-10 in 1995); 3,000 meters – 8:30.85. Jones broke Al Yardley’s 20-year-old 10,000 mark in April 1994 while competing at the Penn Relays. He held the school at 29:26.8 and was ranked 34th in the national by Runners World Magazine among all U.S. runners that year in the 10K.
Jones and his wife Brenna live in Syracuse, where he coaches track and field at West Point Junior High School. Chris and his twin brother, Warren, work as State Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol. Warren Jones also ran cross country and track at Weber State, from 1990 to 1997.