Larry Jones

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ruston, La.

High School:
Ruston HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 285

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
05/16/1987

Experience:
2L

Major:
Sociology

Larry Jones

05/13/2011

2011 WAC Outdoor Championships - Day Three

2011 WAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

02/26/2011

2011 WAC Indoor Championships - Day Two

Action from day two of the 2011 WAC Indoor Championships in Boise, Idaho.

2008 Outdoor First Team All-WAC (Discus, Javelin)
2009 Indoor First Team All-WAC (Shot Put)
2009 Outdoor Discus WAC Champion (168-1)
2009 Outdoor First Team All-WAC (Discus, Javelin)
2009 Outdoor Second Team All-WAC (Shot Put)
2010 Indoor Second Team All-WAC (Shot Put, Weight Throw)
2010 Outdoor WAC Discus Champion (181-11)
2010 Outdoor First Team All-WAC (Discus)
2010 Outdoor Second Team All-WAC (Shot Put, Javelin)
2010 NCAA Semifinalist (Discus)
2011 Indoor First Team All-WAC (Shot Put, Weight Throw)
2011 Outdoor Male Field Athlete of the Year

2011 Outdoor WAC Discus Champion (175-0)
2011 Outdoor First Team All-WAC (Discus, Shot Put, Javelin)
2011 NCAA Semifinalist (Discus)
2011 NCAA Qualifier (Shot Put)

Top Marks Indoors Outdoors
Discus - 187-10 (5/29/2011, Bloomington, Ind.)
Hammer - 176-11 (5/16/2011, Natchitoches, La.)
Javelin - 219-4 (2008)
Shot Put 54-11/25 (2/25/2011, Boise, Idaho) 58-7.25 (4/2/2011, Ruston, La.)
Weight Throw 58-5.25 (2/26/2011, Boise, Idaho) -

2011:Was academically ineligible for most of the 2011 indoor season, returning for the WAC Championships (2/24-26) where he finished third in the weight throw with a personal record mark of 58-5.25 and finished second in the shot put, throwing a personal best 54-11.25 ... Opened the outdoor season with a win in the shot put at the LSU Relays (3/25-26) with a then personal best throw of 57-10.25 and finished fourth in the discus with a mark of 168-3 ... At the Jim Mize Invitational (4/1-2), won the shot put with a personal record throw of 58-7.25 and finished second in the discus with a career best throw of 185-10 ... Finished 10th in the shot put with a throw of 53-3 and placed 15th in the discus with a mark of 163-4 at the Texas Relays (4/6-9) ... Named WAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week after setting a personal record in the discus with a throw of 186-0 to finish third, a personal-best mark of 176-11 in the hammer to finish third and a throw of 196-11 to place sixth in the javelin at the Northwestern State Invitational (4/16) ... Finished third in the discus with a throw of 181-9 and ninth in the shot put with a mark of 55-2.25 at the 102nd Drake Relays (4/29-30) ... At the WAC Championships (5/10-13), garnered a trio of first team all-WAC honors as he won his third consecutive WAC discus title with a throw of 175-0, finished second in the shot put with a mark of 57-5.75 and placed third in the javelin with a throw of 204-1 while also finishing seventh in the hammer with a throw of 162-0 ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Championships (5/27-29), finished second overall wtih a personal record throw of 187-10 (57.26m) in the discus to advance to the NCAA Championships while also placing 28th in the shot put with a throw of 54-2.5 (16.52m) ... Placed 23rd in the discus at the NCAA Championships (6/9-11) with a throw of 168-3.

2010: Opened the year with a fourth-place finish at the Leonard Hilton Memorial (1/15), throwing 55' 1.5" in the weight throw... Placed seventh the following day in the shot put at the Texas A&M Invitational (1/16) with a mark of 51' 9.25"... Set a pair of personal records at the Tyson Invitational (2/12-13), finishing 11th in the shot put with a throw of 52' 7.25" while placing 16th in the weight throw with a mark of 56' 9.5"... Earned a pair of all-WAC second team honors at the WAC Indoor Championships (2/25-27) after finishing fourth in the shot put with a throw of 53' 4.25" and placing sixth in the weight throw with a mark of 56' 6.5"... Opened the outdoor season at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/20), finishing fifth in the shot put with a personal record throw of 55' 7.5" and placing third in the discus with a mark of 174' 7"... Placed fifth in the shot put at the LSU Relays (3/26-27), throwing 53' 9"... Finished 11th in the discus at the 83rd Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (3/31-4/3) with a mark of 171' 11"... At the Ole Miss Invitational (4/10), finished second in the discus with a throw of 181' 0", finished fourth in the javelin with a throw of 201' 0" and placed fourth in the shot put with a mark of 53' 0.5"... Set a season-best javelin throw of 203' 10" to finish ninth at LSU's Alumni Gold meet (4/17) while also finishing third in the discus with a throw of 176' 8" and 11th in the shot put with a mark of 50' 5.5"... At the Penn Relays (4/23-25), finished fifth in the discus with a throw of 172' 3" and 14th in the javelin with a mark of 195' 3"... At the Northwestern State Invitational (5/1), finished third in the discus, matching a personal best throw of 185' 4" and finished fifth in the javelin with a mark of 208' 3"... Won the WAC outdoor title in the discus at the WAC Outdoor Championships (5/12-15) with a throw of 181' 11" while also finishing fourth in the javelin with a mark of 197' 11" and placing fifth in the shot put, throwing 53; 7.75"... Finished eighth in the discus at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships (5/27-29) with a throw of 178' 7"... Finished 22nd at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. with a discus throw of 162' 2".

2009: Opened indoor season at the Lincoln Hilton Memorial (1/16), finishing sixth in the shot put with a throw of 50' 0" in the shot put and eighth in the weight throw with a mark of 50' 5.25"... Placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 48' 4.75" and fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 50' 4.75" at the Razorback Invitational (1/23)... At the Texas A&M Invitational (2/13), threw 47' 1.75" in the shot put and 47' 2.5" in the weight throw... Placed third in the shot put at the WAC Indoor Championships (2/27) with a season-best throw of 52' 4.5"... Opened outdoor season at the Dr. Pepper Invitational (3/21), winning the javelin (throwing 204' 3") and the discus (throwing 170' 10") while finishing fifth in the shot put with a mark of 52' 4"... Won the shot put at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/28) with a throw of 51' 4.5" while winning the javelin with a throw of 191' 3" and finishing second in the discus with a mark of 174' 3.5"... Placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 173' 1.5" and ninth in the javelin with a mark of 201' 11.25" at the Texas Relays (4/2)... Was the runner-up in the discus at the Ole Miss Invitational (4/11) with a throw of 177' 7" while finishing 12th in the shot put, throwing 49' 7"... Was the runner-up in the discus at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational (4/18) with a mark of 185' 4" while throwing the javelin 191' 0" to finish 13th... At the WAC Championships (5/14), won the WAC title in the discus with a mark of 168' 1", was the runner-up in the javelin with a personal-best throw of 210' 3" and finished fifth in the shot put with a mark of 51' 7.75"... Placed 11th in the discus at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships (5/29), throwing 154' 9" while also finishing 11th in the javelin with a mark of 207' 1".

2008: Earned All-WAC honors for the outdoor season...Earned All-LSWA honors...Finished as the runner-up in the discus in the outdoor WAC Championships with a throw of 176' 7.5"...Finished third in the javelin at the WAC Outdoor Championships with a throw of 62.59m...Top throw of the outdoor season in the shot put 49' 4.5"...Finished 11th in the shot put at the WAC outdoor championships...Finished ninth in the weight throw at the WAC indoor championships with a throw of 56' 4.5"...Finished 10th in the shot put at the indoor WAC Championships...Top throw in the shot put for the indoor season was a throw of 48' 8.75".

High School: Lettered four years for the Ruston High School Bearcats... Finished as district champion in the discus in 2003, 2005 and 2006... Also finished as district champion in 2005 for the javelin... Earned state title in discus in 2005 and 2006... Also is Louisiana 5A record holder for discus... Finished as 2005 National Junior Olympic Champion in discus... Helped lead Bearcats to state title... Named Mr. (Field) Louisiana in 2006 and was named a 2005 All-American.

Personal: Son of Carolyn and Larry Jones... Has two brothers, Anthony and Marcus... Married to the former Ieshea Hollins... Majoring in sociology... Born May 16, 1987 in Monroe, La.... Chose LA Tech over LSU... Relayed to Hall of Famer and former Tech football player Fred Dean, who also played for the San Francisco 49ers... Also related to former Green Bay Packer Walter Dean... Majoring in sociology.