Jones (2nd right) at the 1960 Olympics
|Born||March 26, 1937|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||Tennessee State University|
|Height||171 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|Club||TSU Tigers, Nashville|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m – 11.5 (1955)|
200 m – 25.0 (1953)
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