Laquoya  Kelly

Laquoya Kelly

Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Hunters Lane



Year (In/Out):


Shot Put: 44-6.75/13.58m (2009)
Weight: 60-3.25/18.37m (2010)

Shot Put: 44-11.75/13.71m (2009)
Hammer: 180-11/55.15m (2012)


2009 Outdoor Hammer: 6th, 175-1/53.37m

2012 Indoor Weight Throw: 8th, 59-0.75/18.00m
2012 Outdoor Hammer Throw: 5th, 180-11/55.15m

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: SEC scorer and SEC Outdoor All-Freshman Team member in 2009 (hammer)...Scored in the weight indoors and hammer outdoors at the 2012 SEC Championship meets...2009 USA Junior Championships qualifier (hammer)...Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2011 and 2012.

2012: Honors - SEC Academic Honor Roll member...Indoors - Scored in SEC action for the second occasion and in the weight for the first time with a season-best-tying toss of 59-0 3/4...Unleashed a season-best mark of 59-0 3/4 in the weight throw to tie for 12th in the championship division at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Finished 11th in the Gold Division weight throw at the Akron Invitational with a heave of 55-3...Tossed the weight 54-6 3/4 to place seventh at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge...Outdoors - Threw a career-best distance of 180-11 at the SEC Championship meet, finishing fifth in the hammer throw...It marked the first time she scored at the league outdoor meet since 2009...Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the hammer throw but did not record a fair mark...Unloaded a toss of 171-4 to place fourth in the hammer throw at the Tennessee Challenge...Carded a third-place finish in the hammer with a mark of 167-5 at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Also took third in the hammer (165-10) at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual.

2011: Honors - Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Finished 10th in the weight throw with a mark of 57-3 ¾ and was 14th in the shot put with a toss of 42-8 at the SEC Indoor meet...Best weight mark of 59-0 came at the Kentucky Invitational...Threw the shot 44-1 ½ at the Penn State National...Outdoors - Finished ninth in the hammer with a best throw of 175-2 at the SEC Outdoor Championships...Was 16th in the shot at that meet with a heave of 41-7 ¼...Had a career-best hammer toss of 176-2 at the UCF Invitational...Top shot mark of 44-0 ¾ came at the UCSD Triton Invitational...Was second in the hammer and shot at the UT-UCLA Dual, recording marks of 173-7 and 43-9 ¾.

2010: Indoors - Just missed scoring in the weight throw at SEC Indoors, placing ninth at 57-8 1/2...Notched four PRs in that event, including a top mark of 60-3 1/4 at the Texas A&M Challenge...Wound up 18th in shot at SECs with toss of 42-10 3/4...Outdoors - Finished 12th in the hammer at SEC Outdoors with a fling of 160-1...Season's best of 169-11 came at the Sea Ray Relays...Had a 163-2 effort at the Tennessee Invitational as well.

2009: Honors - Made SEC Outdoor All-Freshman Team (Hammer)...Indoors - Placed 10th at SEC Indoors in the weight throw at 50-8 3/4...Best mark of 51-9 1/4 came at the Penn State National...Took 16th in the shot at league meet (42-4)...Top shot mark (44-6 3/4) came at Texas A&M Dual meet...Outdoors - Finished sixth in the hammer throw with a PR toss of 175-1 at the SEC Outdoor meet...Had a shot put career best at SEC Outdoors, as well, stretching the tape to 44-11 3/4...Qualified for the USA Junior Championships in the hammer and finished 13th with a heave of 157-1.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year member of the track & field team at Hunters Lane...Also played basketball her first three years...Finished second in the shot put at the 2008 TSSAA AAA state meet, charting a mark of 38-8 3/4...Placed seventh in the discus with a career-best fling of 117-10...Won the shot and discus at the 2008 TSSAA AAA Section 3 meet, extending the tape to a PR of 39-7 for the shot and giving the discus a ride of 113-9...Claimed a city title in the shot and placed sixth in the discus at the Nashville Track & Field Championships...As a junior, Laquoya also appeared in the state meet, taking 13th in the shot at 35-4 and 15th in the discus at 90-2.

PERSONAL: Born May 31, 1990, in Nashville, Tenn....Majoring in psychology... Parents are Leonard and Jacquelyn Kelly...Has two siblings, Jordan Mack and Emerald Kelly.



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