Kelley Jones attended Georgetown where she started out as a hockey (field) player. Her sophomore year she decided to try rowing and it became her primary sport. In 1987 she helped Georgetown win the open-8 event at the Dad Vail Regatta, the small college national championships. As a senior she led her four to a US title. That year she was also given the Thomas Graham medal by Georgetown, awarded to the senior on a varsity team best exemplifying concern for others, academic achievement and sportsmanship.
Jones joined the US national team in 1989 and rowed for them through the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. She competed at the World Championships in 1989, 1990, and 1991, highlighted by a silver medal in the eight at the 1990 Worlds. She also rowed both the four and eight at the 1990 Goodwill Games. In 1994 she briefly served as a grinder with the all-female America3 squad in the Americaâs Cup trials.
Jones returned to school at the University of Texas and earned a graduate degree in community and regional planning in 1997. She and her family settled in San Francisco, where she later worked for the planning department of the city and county of San Francisco.
|1992 Summer||26||Barcelona||Rowing||Women's Coxed Eights||United States||USA||6|
|1992 Summer||26||Barcelona||Rowing||United States||USA||Final Round||A Final||6:12.25|
|1992 Summer||26||Barcelona||Rowing||United States||USA||Round One RepÃªchage||Heat One||6:13.83|
|1992 Summer||26||Barcelona||Rowing||United States||USA||Round One||Heat One||6:15.52|