Events: Heptathlon (5,531), Pentathlon (3,830)
Redshirted during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in her first year with the Lady Tigers after transferring from Ole Miss ... Preserved her sophomore eligibility for the 2017 season.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the NCAA’s leading multi-event athletes during her freshman season at Ole Miss in 2015 … Qualified for the field of 24 athletes competing in the heptathlon at the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon … Finished in 21st place nationally as a freshman with her score of 5,394 points in her NCAA Championships debut … Scored one point for the Rebels with an eighth-place finish in the heptathlon at the SEC Outdoor Championships by scoring a personal best of 5,531 points during the competition … Set outdoor personal bests of 13.65 in the 100 hurdles, 24.61 in the 200 meters, 2:11.95 in the 800 meters, 5-9 ¼ in the high jump, 19-2 ½ in the long jump, 31-1 in the shot put and 88-4 in the javelin … Nearly scored for her team at the SEC Indoor Championships while scoring a personal best of 3,830 points for a 10th-place finish in the pentathlon … Ran an indoor personal best of 8.57 in the 60-meter hurdles while at Ole Miss … Was a two-time Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year in the state of Tennessee in 2013 and 2014 during her prep career at Northeast High School … Won the heptathlon bronze medal in her age group at the 2014 New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a score of 4,804 points … Led Northeast High School to back-to-back TSSAA Class 3A state championships and won eight individual state titltes during her prep career … Set state records in the pentathlon (3,493), 100 hurdles (13.95) and 300 hurdles (43.98) during her senior season in 2014 … Named the Tennessean All-Midstate Track Athlete of the Year in 2013 and 2014 … Was also the Leaf-Chronicle Female Field Athlete and Female Track & Field Athlete of the Year in 2012 and 2013 … Ranked nationally in the high jump, 100 hurdles and heptathlon during her high school career … Set school records at Northeast High School in seven different events.
Born on Dec. 5, 1995, in Germany … Parents are Thomas and Tammy Kelly … Has one older sister, Briana, and two younger sisters, Bethany and Bryleigh … Father is a command sergeant major in the U.S. Army ... Sister, Briana, is a high jumper at LSU … Lived in Germany until she was four years old … Graduated from Northeast High School with honors … Was a member of Beta Honor Society and French Club in high school … Also volunteered as an official at local youth track meets while in high school … Majoring in pre-medicine.