May 22, 1995
Rio Olympics 2016
Akela Jones made her first national team at the age of 8 at the Caribbean Primary School Championships winning the long jump and 4×100 relay. Akela’s first junior win came at 12 at the CARIFTA games in St. Kitts where she won silver in the U17 High Jump. At her debut NACAC games in Santo Domingo, she won two silver medals in the Long Jump and High Jump respectively.