Event: High Jump (IN: 5-7; OUT: 5-7 ¼)
Redshirted during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in her second season with the Lady Tigers ... Preserved her junior eligibility for the 2017 season.
Nearly scored for the Lady Tigers in her debut appearance in the high jump at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Starkville, Mississippi … Cleared the bar at 5 feet, 7 inches to tie for ninth place at the SEC Outdoor meet … Matched her outdoor personal best of 5-7 ¼ in back-to-back meets while tying for fifth place at the LSU Alumni Gold and finishing in third place at the LSU Invitational at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Tied for second in the high jump at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout with a clearance of 5-7 … Also cleared 5-3 ¾ to tie for fourth place at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou … Earned a 13th-place finish in the high jump at the SEC Indoor Championships after jumping 5-5 ¾ … Equaled her indoor personal best of 5-7 in a pair of fifth-place finishes at the Auburn Indoor Invitational and Razorback Invitational … Cleared 5-6 ½ for seventh place at the New Mexico Classic and fourth place at the LSU Twilight … Opened the indoor season by jumping 5-6 for second place at the LSU Indoor Invitational with her debut as a Lady Tiger … Also jumped 5-5 ¾ for 10th place at the Rod McCravy Memorial.
PRIOR TO LSU
Transferred to LSU following her freshman season at Austin Peay State University … Set personal bests in the high jump of 5-7 indoors and 5-7 ¼ outdoors during her rookie season at Austin Peay … Crowned the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Champion in the high jump … Won the high jump title at the 2014 OVC Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a winning jump of 5-5 … Also won the women’s high jump crown at the Battle of the Cumberland during the 2014 outdoor season with a clearance of 5-7 … Had a lifetime PR of 5-7 ¼ in tying for fifth place at the 2014 Georgia Tech Invitational … Earned a fourth-place finish at the OVC Indoor Championships with an indoor PR of 5-7 … Coached by Christina Webb at Northeast High School … Was Tennessee’s Class 3A state high jump champion with a winning leap of 5-6 in her senior season in 2013 … Helped lead Northeast High School to the Class 3A state title in 2013 with a winning performance in the high jump.
Full name is Briana Alexis Kelly … Born on Dec. 10, 1994, in Neuendettelsau, Germany … Parents are Thomas and Tammy Kelly … Has three younger sisters, Brittany, Bethany and Bryleigh … Sister, Brittany, is a pentathlete and heptathlete with the Lady Tigers … Was an honor roll student during her prep career at Northeast High School … Served as President of the Health Occupational Students of America and editor of her high school yearbook … Majoring in pre-humanities and social science.