Rosa Junes stands with the Mayor of Rockwall Texas after winning the 25-30 year old womens division of the Texas triathlon. Jones is a 2008 GEHS grad. Submitted photo


Former GEHS track student Rosa Jones recently won first place honors in the Rockwall Texas Women’s (25-30) Triathlon.
Jones, 28, of Gardner, completed the 300 meter pool swim in 6:16, biked 13 miles in 39:39 and ran a 5k in 26:29.
Jones was fifth out of 52 females competing in all divisions and ranked 33rd of 145 total long course athletes competing.
“The Rockwell Course was much easier than the Shawnee Mission Course definitely,” said Jones, a 2008 GEHS graduate. “I was surprised when I finished the race to win first. I honestly did not feel I performed as well as I did in my previous triathlons, but numbers don’t lie.”
Rosa is the daughter of Pam and BJ Jones of Gardner.