Coach: Eric Brown
Event: 4x400m Relay
Caitlin Jones started athletics in primary school and as she enjoyed the sport she chose to continue. In her teens she was primarily a 100m/200m sprinter and made her international debut in 2010 at the World Junior Championships where she made the 100m semi-finals and helped the 4x100m relay to the final. But her versatility as a sprinter was evident with her also selected on the 4x400m relay at those championships. The next year she made a more permanent move to the longer sprint, which would continue through her career to regularly compete in all sprints. At the 2011 junior nationals she placed third in the 100m, but won the 200m and 400m, and was selected for her senior debut on the national 4x400m relay for the world championships. Between 2011 and 2015 she was always on the podium at the nationals, winning two titles in a rivalry with Annie Rubie. These two and Morgan Mitchell staged a revival of women’s 4x400m relay running in Australia starting in Glasgow at the Commonwealth Games. She helped the team to top-8 places at the IAAF World Relays in 2015 and 2017 and was a key member of the team which reached the Rio Olympic final, clocking
a 51.78 split in the heat. Not at her best in 2017, she returns to the national team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games 4x400m team, following her fourth placing at the trials in 52.79 – her quickest time for four years.
In 2013 she completed a degree in physiotherapy and a hobby is cooking. She is married to an American and loves to travel the USA for holidays. She has been coached by Eric Brown for 13 years and trains alongside decathlete Cedric Dubler.
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