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Hayes Jones

Full name: Hayes Wendell Jones
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: August 4, 1938 in Starkville, Mississippi, United States
Affiliations: Detroit Varsity Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Although at 5-11 (1.80) Hayes Jones seemingly lacked the height for a world-class hurdler, he made up for this apparent handicap with an explosive start and blazing speed on the flat. On the indoor circuit his exceptional starting abilities put him on his way to six AAU titles and he won 55 consecutive indoor races from March 1959 through his retirement in 1964. Jones' speed on the flat earned him a share in a world 4×100 m relay record (with Frank Budd, Paul Drayton, and the non-Olympian Charles Frazier) in 1961 and over the high hurdles he won the AAU title a record five times. He was also Pan American Games and NCAA champion in 1959. At the 1959 PanAm Games he was also on the gold medal winning 4×100 m relay team (with Ray Norton and the non-Olympians Robert Poynter and Bill Woodhouse). After his retirement Jones served as director of recreation for New York City for two years before returning to private business.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.4 (1957); 220y – 20.9s (1959); 110H – 13.63 (1963); HJ – 6-4¼i (1.93) (1957); LJ – 24-0½ (7.31) (1957).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles United States USA 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Final 3 14.0 14.17 6
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 14.1 14.22
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 14.1 14.19
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 14.2 14.32
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States Final 1 OR 13.6 13.67 6
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 14.0 14,06
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 2 QU 14.2 14,24