Youngstown State junior high jumper Abby Jones was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Women's Track & Field/Cross Country First Team, selected by CoSIDA, the organization announced on Tuesday.
Jones, a junior from Franklin, Pa., is the first YSU women's track and field student-athlete to be named first-team Academic All-District. She is the first Penguins track and field athlete to be recognized as an all-district selection since 2013.
This past year, Jones had an outstanding campaign capturing both the Horizon League Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field titles. Recently she competed at the NCAA East Preliminaries finishing 19th with a mark of 1.70m. She set the school records in both the indoor and outdoor high jumps this past season. She also won both events at the league meet as a sophomore in 2017.