Lolo Jones- the hurdle specialist

 I have always admired Lolo Jones for her amazing dexterity. Born on 5th august 1982, Lolo Jones, an American field and track athlete, is the hurdle specialist. She has won 3 NCAA titles and 11 All- American honors. In 2006, she won two meets of the European circuit.  At the 2007 USA Indoor Championship, Lolo Jones won the 60m hurdles. This was the first national championship won by her. At the World Outdoor Championship she came 6th. In 2008, Lolo took 7.7 seconds to complete the 60m hurdle. This is considered to be the 2nd fastest time taken by an American in this hurdle. She has won both the 2008 USA Indoor Championship and also the Visa Championship Series title of 2008. I feel what sets her apart is her expertise and skills. Let me tell you that Jones has many accolades to her credit. She was named the Gatorade Midwest Athlete for that year at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa.  Lolo Jones has a record of completing 100mH in 13.40 seconds for the state of Iowa. Jones was the runner-up in both the 100m hurdles and 4x100m at the NCAA Outdoor Championship in the year 2002. In 2003 at the NCAA Indoor Championships she won the 60m hurdles. In 2004, she came second in both the 60m dash and 60m hurdles. In the outdoor session of 2004 she was the winner of the 100m hurdles title at the SEC Championships, the NCAA Mideast Region Championship and the Penn Relays.   Jones began the season of 2008 with the hopes of making it to the 2008 Olympics. She came 2nd in the 60m hurdles in Gothenburg, Glasgow and Stuggart. However, she was the winner in Dusseldorf and made a record. In Karlsruhe, Jones came second after breaking her own record in 7.77 seconds. Jones got her 2nd national championship at the 2008 USA Indoor Championship completing the hurdle in 7.88 seconds.  At present Lolo Jones, who completed her graduation in 2005 from Louisiana State University, lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has been sponsored by Asics. She descends from French, Native American, African-American and Norwegian. She takes an active part in Christian Ministry and goes to the Healing Place Church situated in Baton Rouge.