Helena pole vaulter to enter Montana State Hall of Fame

Shannon Agee Jones, a Helena High graduate and four-time state pole vault champion for the Bengals, is set to be inducted into Montana State’s Bobcat Hall of Fame in September, the school announced Tuesday.

Agee, who won AA state titles in 1995-98, set the all-class state record (13 feet, 1998) and briefly held the national high school record (13-2, 1998), was an All-American with the Bobcats.

The 2012 induction ceremonies are scheduled for Sept. 14 at MSU, where Agee Jones, former football All-Americans Charlie Jackson and Bob Biastoch, 2001 Division I Academic All-American of the Year Ryan Johnson, 2002 Big Sky women’s basketball MVP Jessica Blake and the 2002 Big Sky Champion men’s cross country team will be honored.

Agee Jones transferred to Montana State from Kansas and finished third in the Big Sky indoor championships and second outdoors as a sophomore in 2000. She won both Big Sky titles a year later, and finished fourth indoors and second outdoors in 2002. During her first two indoor seasons she saved her best for last, earning All-America honors in 2000 and 2001. She earned All-Academic honors from the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in 2002.

Her husband, Zach Jones, was also a standout on the MSU track and field team.


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