WATCH: High praise for Kansas State's Akela Jones

Posted at 6:44 AM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 07:44:49-04

The United States Track and Field Olympic Trials opens Friday, but Kansas State's athlete and high jumper Akela Jones won't be there. 

She will be competing for her home country of Barbados!  Her coach at K-State, Cliff Rovelto, has high praise for Jones. 

Watch the video above for more!