Several events, two brothers, one college. Twin brothers off the field, forces to be reckoned with on the track, and now Andre and Adrian say that not even college can break their bond.
“I think I’m the better athlete,” said, Andre Jones “I am the better athlete,” said, Adrian Jones.
Adrian and Andre are twin brothers, born, only one minute apart, and compete with each other in track and field. Adrian is undefeated in the steeplechase and has even broken the national record with a time of 9:34. While Andre ran the 300 hurdles in 38.71, earning second in the state. Despite the competition between the two brothers, Adrian says he is always there to support his brother.
“For the 1600 I usually do in the beginning, and it's always right before his race and so, after my race, I always stick around. I’m not leaving until my brother finishes his race because he knows that I support him through everything and everything that we do,” said, Adrian.
The brothers started track in middle school, and in high school, their love of running only grew. Adrian started running cross country his sophomore year, and Andre joined his junior year. As their love for running grew stronger, so did their bond.
“I don’t think there’s any closer bond through it's because you’re with each other through everything. He’s the first person I see in the morning, last person I see before I go to sleep. So we’re just always together, I couldn’t imagine life without him,” said, Andre.
With state track right around the corner, the competition will have to keep up with the Jones’s as they hope to walk away with some records and some medals.
“I was talking to my coach I was like Tracy I’m going to be on the 4x4 team and we're going to win state, probably like the number two or number three fastest guy on the team for the four hundred,” said, Adrian.
“Trying to be a state champion it's been one of my dreams ever since I started running track and wherever I go for college I hope to be a NCAA champion in the future. I want to be an olympian,” said, Andre.
With their senior year came the looming decision of where they would go to college. The brothers decided that no matter what, they would go to the same school.
“Just starting another chapter of our life with the same person, because he’s going to be my side no matter what. We’ve talked about living together even after college. Having our own lives still living together even after college. Having our own lives still living together, and it is going to be awesome just knowing that wherever we go to college together, we’re going to be together,” said, Andre.
The Boys say that one thing that keeps them inspired is something their dad told them: “You guys have heart. Heart can not be taught. You either have it or you don’t.” As of now Boise State along with the University of Montana have interest in both of the two track stars.