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Male Athlete of the Week-Bates Jones
by Greg Oshust
January 29, 2013 03:24 PM | 2028 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Holy Innocents’ honored Bates Jones on its senior night before its swim meet with host Pace and Whitefield last Wednesday.

The Golden Bears recognized Jones for a successful high school career in which he qualified for the state meet all four of his years.

The senior standout will be making his final trip to the state meet at Georgia Tech Feb. 8 and 9 after qualifying individually in the 100-yard breaststroke (1 minute, 5.51 seconds) as well as part of the 200-yard medley relay with Patrick Hayes, Cole Hanks and Mark Kale (1:45.94) and the 200 freestyle relay with Clayton DeHaven, Hanks and Hayes (1:35.06).

Jones followed up his senior night honors with another strong performance in the meet with Pace and Whitefield — winning the 200 medley relay with Hayes, Hanks and Kale (1:49.51) and the 200 free relay with DeHaven, Hanks and Hayes (1:37.15) as well as finishing second in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.02) and third in the 50 freestyle (24.48).

“He has always been a threat to have in the pool,” Holy Innocents’ coach Andy Morrison said. “He is one of our team’s top breaststrokers and is always a consistent presence on the team.”

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