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Kyra Jones
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle
Height: 5'11"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Katy, Texas
High School: Seven Lakes HS
Major: Chemical Engineering
Born: 06/25/1992
Kyra Jones Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/30/2013

2013 SEC Honor Roll
2012 SEC Honor Roll

JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Enjoyed a developmental season and will look to qualify for the SEC Championships in her final campaign … Competed in all but one dual meet, the Phil Hansel Invitational and in a quad meet with Houston, Rice and Tulane … Touched the wall first in the 200 backstroke with a season low of 2:02.68 and second in the 100 backstroke with a lifetime best of 57.15 in a quad meet win over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Swam to fourth in the 100 back (59.43) and the 200 back (2:08.80) in a dual win over Kentucky … Qualified for the ‘D’ final of the 200 back (2:04.52) at the Phil Hansel Invite … Made the ‘E’ final of the 100 freestyle and registered a season low time of 57.85 at the Phil Hansel midseason invite … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Bolstered the backstroke and freestyle lineups in her second season … Competed in every dual meet, the Tennessee Invitational and the SEC Championships … Registered a season low 100 back mark of 57.47 at SEC’s … Posted a career best 24.92 in the 50 free at the conference meet … Cranked out a season low 2:02.99 in the 200 back at the Tennessee Invitational … Finished ninth in the 100 back (1:00.13) in a quad meet against Houston, Rice and Tulane … Racked up a fourth place finish in the 200 back against Florida … Cranked out a fourth place finish in the 100 back in a win against Tulane … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Contributed to backstroke and freestyle races in her first season … Competed in every dual meet, Cougar Classic Invitational and as an exhibition swimmer at the SEC Championships … Posted season bests of 57.20 and 2:02.27 in the 100 and 200 back, respectively, at SEC’s … Recorded seventh in both backstroke races at the Cougar Classic … Part of a 1-2-3-4 Lady Tiger finish in the 100 back in a home victory over Incarnate Word … Placed fourth in the 200 back in a road win over Alabama … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A two-time Texas state champion and state record-holder in the 100 backstroke … Played a significant role on the 2008 Texas 4A state runner-up squad and two regional and district championship teams … Also a Scholastic All-American … Brings in top times of 55.76 and 1:58.71 in the 100 and 200 back, respectively … Coached by Jordan Beck.

PERSONAL
Born June 25, 1992, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada … Parents are Brian and Deanna Jones … Has one younger sister, Rio … Plans to major in chemical engineering.

KYRA’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle, 24.92, 2012 SEC Championships
100 backstroke, 57.15, 2013 Houston, Rice and Tulane
200 backstroke, 2:02.27, 2011 SEC Championships

KYRA’S TOP 2012-13 TIMES
50 freestyle, 25.87, Phil Hansel Invitational
100 backstroke, 57.15, Houston, Rice and Tulane
200 backstroke, 2:02.68, Houston, Rice and Tulane

 

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