|Roles||Competed in Olympic Games • Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)|
|Full name||John Paul•Jones|
|Used name||John Paul•Jones|
|Born||15 October 1890 in Washington, District of Columbia (USA)|
|Died||5 January 1970 in Tucson, Arizona (USA)|
|Measurements||179 cm / 66 kg|
|Affiliations||Cornell Big Red, Ithaca (USA)|
John Paul Jones was the IC4A mile champion from 1911-13, although in 1912 he tied [Norman Taber[() for first, and also won the 880y at that meet in 1911-12. In both 1911 and 1913 his winning time in the mile at the IC4As broke the world record. His 1913 mark of 4:14.4 was the initial world record recognized by the IAAF, although it was inferior to the world’s professional best of 4:12¾ set by Walter George in 1886. Jones was also IC4A cross-country champion from 1910-12. He ran for Cornell, graduating in 1913 in mechanical engineering, and retired from competition after the 1913 IC4A meet.
Personal Bests: 800 – 1:53.1y (1912); 1500 – 3:57.2 (1912); Mile – 4:14.4 (1913).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1912 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||John Paul Jones|
|800 metres, Men (Olympic)||1 h3 r1/3|
|1,500 metres, Men (Olympic)||4|
|Baseball (Baseball/Softball)||USA||John Paul Jones|
|Baseball, Men (Olympic (non-medal))||United States||1|
|Baseball, Men (Olympic (non-medal))||US East "Olympics"||1|