RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Union University sprinter C’Evon Jones won the university’s first ever national championship in Indoor Track & Field. Jones, a South Florida native, won the women’s 60 meter dash at the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama over the weekend with a time of 7.35 seconds.
“Commitment, hard work and dedication proved to be the correct formula for C’Evon Jones becoming a National Champion in the 60 meters,” VUU Track & Field Head Coach Wilbert D. Johnson said. “During the last two weeks we got up at 4:45 a.m. and drove to Hampton, Va., to practice at the Boo Williams Complex.”
Johnson, who is in his sixth season coaching track at VUU, said Jones was among the top percentile of runners in the country. He said the ultimate goal for the college junior are the Olympic trials.
“The program is on the upswing,” Coach Johnson said. “We look at each year to be better than the last year.”
With the indoor season now over, Jones and VUU will begin the outdoor track season. She will run the relay this weekend at the VCU Ram Invite in Richmond.