Event: High Jump
PR: 2.36 meters/7-8.75 (2008)
Current Residence: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: La Vernia (Texas) HS ‘04
College: Nebraska ‘08
Coach: Gary Pepin
2013 USA Indoor champion - 2013 (2.25m/7-4.5)
2013 USA Outdoor runner-up (2.28m/7-5.75)
2010 USA Indoor runner-up (2.31m/7-7)
2005 USA Junior champion (2.24m/7-4.25)
Two-time third place finisher at USA Indoors - 2009 (2.26m/7-5); 2014 (2.27m/7.05.25)
2010 World Indoor bronze medalist (2.31m/7-7)
2008 NCAA Indoor champion (2.31m/7-7)
2008 NCAA Outdoor runner-up (2.26m/7-5)
Awards and Honors
Jonas enjoyed his best season since 2010 in 2013 after winning the Drake Relays, winning the USA Indoor Championships and placing second at the USA Outdoor Championships. In 2010, Jonas placed second at the USA Indoor Championships, won the bronze at the World Indoor Championships and posted the third-best clearance in the world during the outdoor season of 2.33m/7-7.75, which was the best mark by an American. At the 2008 Big 12 Outdoor Championships Jonas posted a monster personal best with his clearance of 2.36m/7-8.75, a new University of Nebraska school record, Big 12 Championship meet record and Big 12 Conference record. Jonas came to Nebraska as one of the best young high jump prospects in the United States. He won the 2003 AAU National Junior Olympic Games, with a spectacular meet-record high jump of 7-3. The mark tied for fourth on the Texas prep all-time charts. He majored in Horticulture at the University of Nebraska.
2013: 1st at Melbourne IAAF World Challenge (2.25m/7-4.50); Drake Relays champion (2.31m/7-7); USA Outdoor runner-up (2.28m/7-5.75); 3rd in Lausanne (2.30m/7-6.5); USA Indoor champion (2.25m/7-4.5)
2012: 2nd at U.S. Open indoor (2.25m/7-4.5)
2011: 14th in Group “B” at World Outdoors (2.16m/7-1); 2nd at USA Outdoors (2.31m/7-07); 1st in Drake Relays special division (2.31m/7-07); 5th at Doha (2.29m/7-06); 4th at Prefontaine Classic (2.29m/7-06).
2010: Tie for 6th at USA Outdoors (2.20m/7-02.5); World Indoor Champs bronze medalist (2.31m/7-7); runner-up at USA Indoors (2.31m/7-7); 1st at Nebraska Open in HJ (2.33m/7-7.75, U.S. Leader) and LJ (7.76m/25-5.5); 2nd at Trinec (2.32m/7-7.5); 3rd at Doha (2.31m/7-7); 5th at Monaco (2.25m/7-4.25).
2009: 3rd at USA Indoors (2.26m/7-5) (2.26m/7-5); 7th at USA Outdoors (2.20m/7-2.5).
2008: 16th in qualifying at Olympic Games (2.20m/7-2.50); 6th at Olympic Trials (2.24m/7-4.25); NCAA Indoor champion (2.31m/7-7); NCAA Outdoor runner-up (2.26m/7-5); 1st at Boulder, Colo. (2.36m/7-8.75 U.S. Leader).
2007: Tied for 3rd at NCAA Indoors (2.25m/7-4.50); tied for 6th at NCAA Outdoors (2.20m/7-2.50); 3rd at Big 12 Indoors (2.18m/7-1.75); no-height at USA Outdoors.
2006: 3rd at NCAA Outdoors (2.23m/7-3.75); 5th at NCAA Indoors (2.23m/7-3.75); 3rd at Big 12 Outdoors (2.20m/7-2.50); 4th at Big 12 Indoors (2.24m/7-4.25); 5th at NACAC (2.14m/7-0.25).
2005: USA Junior champion (2.24m/7-4.25); 2nd at NCAA Outdoors (2.23m/7-3.75); 2nd at NCAA Indoors (2.23m/7-3.75); 4th at Big West Outdoors (2.19m/7-2.25); 5th at Big West Indoors (2.15m/7-0.50).
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: Indoor best - 2.34/7-8 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 5 in the World); Outdoor best - 2.34/7-8 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 8 in the World, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Indoor bests – 2.24m/7-4.25 (No. 10 in the USA, No. 46 in the world); Outdoor bests – 2.31m/7-07 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 15 in the world)
2010: Indoor bests – 2.32m/7-7.25 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 5 in the world);
Outdoor bests – 2.33m/7-7.75 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world)
2009: Indoor bests – 2.26m/7-5 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 34 in the world); Outdoor bests – 2.24m/7-4.25 (No. 12 in the USA)
2008: Indoor bests – 2.31m/7-7 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 10 in the world); Outdoor bests – 2.36m/7-8.75 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world)
2007: Indoor bests – 2.25m/7-4.50; Outdoor bests – 2.27m/7-5.25 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 40 in the world)
2006: Indoor bests – 2.25m/7-4.50 (No. 10 in the USA, No. 45 in the world); Outdoor bests – 2.28m/7-5.75 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 26 in the world)
2005: Indoor bests –, 2.23m/7-3.75 (No. 16 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 2.24m/7-4.25 (No. 11 in the USA)
2004: Outdoor bests –2.13m/7-0
2003: Outdoor bests –2.16m/7-1