Esther Jones
Personal information
BornApril 7, 1969 (1969-04-07) (age 53)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Medal record

Esther Jones (born April 7, 1969) is a former sprinter who won an Olympic gold medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay in 1992 Barcelona.

Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States and ran track collegiately at Louisiana State University. She finished fourth in both the 100 m and 200 m at the 1988 World Junior Championships in Sudbury and won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 m relay. She reached the semi-finals of the 200 metres at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, she won a gold medal in the sprint relay, running the second leg. Her teammates were Evelyn Ashford, Carlette Guidry and Gwen Torrence.

Jones' best legal times are 11.11 secs (July 1991) in the 100 metres, set in Rhede, and 22.47 secs (May 1992) in the 200 metres, set in San José.[1] In the 100 m, she also ran a wind-aided 10.99 (+5.2) in Eugene (June 1991) and an 11.09 at altitude in El Paso (April 1994), with no wind gauge.[2]

Her nephew, Trey McKinney-Jones, is a professional basketball player.[3]


  1. ^ "Women's 200 m". Track & Field all-tile lists. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Women's 100 m non legal". Track & Field all-time lists. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Trey McKinney-Jones Profile". Miami Hurricanes. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2015.