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Indiana Tech lands talented jumper

Virginia athlete can also compete in sprints

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7:57 am

The Indiana Tech women's track program continues to stockpile talent.

The Warriors recently signed Mashea Jones out of Churchland High School (Portsouth, VA) to compete in the jumping events.

"Mashea is going to be a great addition to the program," Indiana Tech coach Scott Edgar said in a release. "With three of our best jumpers being seniors next year, Mashea will be able to focus on form early in the season and learn from the veterans on the squad."

Jones is an accomplished jumper for both her high school team and the Five Star track club. She owns career-bests of 18-11 in the long jump, 36-8.5 in the triple jump, and 7.56 in the 55 dash. She was a national qualifier this past summer with her club team.

"Mashea has an ability to come and impact us right away in both the jumps and short sprints," Edgar said. "We know athletes from her track club are hard workers and expect to see some major improvements immediately. We continue to invest in Virginia athletes and are excited about Mashea's future in our program."