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UB’s Jones will compete in Pan Am Games

Senior Jonathan Jones of the University at Buffalo will compete in the shot put for Team USA in the Pan American Games in Toronto July 20-26. The senior from Portville won the NCAA championship two weeks ago in Eugene, Ore. At the same site last weekend, Jones finished fifth in the USATF Championships with a personal best throw of 68 feet, 7.85 inches which earned his spot on the team for the Pan American games as well as the NACAC Senior Area Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica Aug. 7-9.

Jones fell one place short of making the national team for the World Championships in Beijing. He is the first alternate in the shot put, however, for the trip to Beijing.