At the 1958 Australian championships Jones won the 440 yards and 880 yards races. In 1960 she only managed a fifth place in 440 Yards but won a silver medal in 880 Yards. The same year the 1960 Summer Olympics were contested in Rome, and Jones won a silver medal in 800 metres behind Lyudmila Shevtsova.
Today she remains active in athletics. In February 2004 she ran a half marathon race in Australia in the group of 60-64 year olds in respectable 107:36 minutes and the 5 miles in 39:23 min. About 14 days later she ran 10 km in 48:08 min.