Pristina Jones receives Cleo Tanner Award
Pristina Jones was named this year's recipient of the Cleo Tanner Award at North Central College (NCC), according to a news release on the college's athletic website.
The award, which was first given out in 2006, honors those who help collegiate women's athletics. Jones was presented with the award during NCC's annual National Girls and Women in a recent Sports Day Celebration.
Jones was an All-American in the long jump during her freshman and sophomore years at NCC, and capped her collegiate career by winning the national title in both the indoor and outdoor long jump as well as running on the national-indoor champion 4x400-meter relay team.
After spending time working in the corporate world after graduating, Jones competed with the amateur track and field club Indiana Invaders and coached high-school and college-aged athletes.
Jones went on to coach at Jacksonville State, Chicago State, Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Jackson State and Notre Dame, where she currently is the assistant coach for sprints.