2005 Hall of Fame Inductee
DIONNE J. JONES (DENDY)
Women's Indoor Track & Field (1988-92)
Women's Outdoor Track & Field (1989-91)
One of the most dominating track performers in Delaware history, Dionne Jones (Dendy) was virtually unbeatable in the sprint events during her stellar career in 1988-91 for head coach Sue McGrath-Powell. A seven-time letterwinner, Jones established seven school records and won 15 conference titles, more than any female athlete in University of Delaware history. A native of Camden, N.J. (Haddon Heights High School), she won eight East Coast Conference outdoor sprint titles and seven indoor titles and is the only athlete in school history be named the league meet Outstanding Performer three times, earning the honors indoors in 1990 and 1991 and outdoors in 1991. She won three straight ECC indoor 55 meter titles and three consecutive outdoor 100 meter titles at one point and also led Blue Hen teams to three conference team titles. A 1992 Delaware graduate, she set school records in the indoor 55 meters (7.21), 200 meters (25.60), and mile relay, and the outdoor 100 meters (11.81), 200 meters (24.81), 400 meter relay (47.75), and mile relay (3:55.37).
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