Corey Jones
Corey Jones

Hometown:
Boonville, Mo.

High School:
Boonville

Event:
Throws

Eligibility:
Soph. (I)/Fresh. (O)


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Personal Bests Indoor Outdoor
Shot Put 17.59m (57-8 1/2)
Weight Throw 14.99m (49-2 1/4)

2010:
Indoor: Notched the Tigers' second-best shot put mark of the season after throwing 17.59m (57-8 ½) at the MU-KU Border Dual ... Competed for the Tigers at the Big 12 Championships, just missing All-Big 12 honors with a throw of 16.66m (54-8), placing him ninth overall ... Threw 17.20m (56-5 ¼) at the Adidas Classic and measured in at 17.14m (56-2 ¾) a week later at the Bill Bergan Invitational ... Competed in the weight throw as well during the indoor season, posting a season-best throw of 14.99m (49-2 ¼). Outdoor: Redshirt season.

High School:
Was the MSHSAA Class 3A State Champion in the shot put during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons at Boonville High School ... Was the Class 3A State Champion in the discus as a sophomore and senior ... Ranked in the top 10 nationally during both his junior and senior seasons in the shot put, climbing as high as fifth during his senior season ... Was a letterwinner in football in 2007 and 2008 as well ... Named to the football All-Conference and All-District teams and was a member of the KMZU Dream Team and the Columbia Daily Tribune first team ... Helped his track team finish among the top 15 in the state ... Holds personal-best marks of 20.21m (66-3 ¾) in the shot put and 56.81m (186-5) in the discus ... Member of the honor roll during his senior season.

Personal:
Son of Lester and Desiree Jones ... Born on Feb. 6, 1991, in Columbia, Mo. ... Plans to major in health sciences at Mizzou and has aspirations of becoming a physical therapist.

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