Landmark Christian Alumni Standout Runner To Compete At Olympic Trials

Durand Rice, Sports Information
Lindy Long Jones ('13) has qualified to compete in the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials on February 29, 2020, in Atlanta, GA. Jones ran her Olympic qualifying time this past fall at the Chicago Marathon. She will certainly have the love and support of the Landmark Christian community and her home state rooting for her during the 26.2-mile journey through many of the most historic sites in the metro Atlanta area.
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Lindy Long Jones has qualified to compete in the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials on February 29, 2020, in Atlanta, GA. Jones ran her Olympic qualifying time this past fall at the Chicago Marathon. She currently resides in Colorado Springs, CO while training for the big competition, however, the Landmark Christian School class of 2013 graduate grew up in nearby Newnan, GA. Jones will certainly have the love and support of the Landmark Christian community and her home state rooting for her during the 26.2-mile journey through many of the most historic sites in the metro Atlanta area. 

Lindy Jones is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and is returning to the state where she dominated the competition as a high school runner. Lindy finished her prep career as one of the most decorated high school runners in Georgia history where she ran for the legendary distance coach at Landmark Christian, Bill Thorn. Before taking her talents to the Air Force Academy, where she competed for the Falcon Cross Country and Track and Field teams, Jones won four total individual state championships in track and cross country competition. She also found her way atop the podium twice hoisting the team state championship trophy. At the Air Force Academy, Lindy continued to display her incredible talent earning all-conference and all-region honors at the Division 1 NCAA level. 

Jones graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2017. Lindy and Tyler Jones, also a proud serving member of the United States Air Force, married after graduation. The Jones’ spend their time stationed in San Antonio, Texas when they are not training for the Olympic marathon trials or deployed abroad protecting the freedom of our country. Lindy Long Jones is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James R. Long and has three siblings who are also alumni of Landmark Christian School, Charlie Long ‘08, John Long ‘09, and Lainie Long Hoffer ‘11. 
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