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    Tim Kelly     
     
      Tim Kelly
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Smithtown, N.Y.

High School:
Smithtown

Last College:
American

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 147

Event:
Steeple/ 5,000

Experience:
2L

2003-Outdoor- Achieved his season-best time of 9:08.88, an NCAA regional qualifier, with a 15th-place finish in the Penn Relays steeplechase (April 24) ... Took sixth in the steeplechase in 9:11.85 and 11th in the 5,000m run in 14:51.02 at the SEC Outdoors ... Finished 28th in the steeplechase with a time of 9:32.89 at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Finished 12th in the invitational steeplechase with a time of 9:15.69 at Ohio State's Jesse Owens Invitational ... Competed in his first steeplechase of the year at the Stanford Invitational, where he nabbed 13th in 9:24.84 ... Played a crucial role in Tennessee's one-point SEC Triangular win at South Carolina with his winning time of 9:28.76 in the steeplechase ... Took the second leg on Tennessee's 15:55.40 winner in the 4x1,500m relay on the home track at the Sea Ray Relays ... Opened his season with an eighth-place, 4:01.43 effort in the 1,500m run and led off the fourth-place, 16:20.96 finish in the 4x1,500m relay at the Florida State Relays.

2003-Indoor- Redshirted.

2002-Outdoor- Finished the season as the Vols' leader in the steeplechase and 5,000m run, while posted the second-fastest 1,500m run time on the squad ... Nearly missed qualifying for outdoor nationals with a strong provisional, lifetime-best time of 8:49.89 in the steeplechase to take sixth at the Penn Relays (April 25) ... Posted his personal best 5,000m run time of 14:28.84 (April 11) to nab fourth and anchored the third-place 4x1,500m relay team to a 15:59.00 time at the Sea Ray Relays ... Contributed valuable points to Tennessee's title run at the SEC Outdoors with a third-place, 8:59.00 time in the steeplechase and seventh-place, 14:42.65 timing in the 5,000m run ...

Helped Tennessee defend its 32-year home winning streak with a 9:06.70, runner-up performance in the steeplechase at the Gatorade Classic ... Finished second in the steeplechase with a 9:17.92 clocking to help Tennessee take the Cal Invitational title ... Offered up his career-best 1,500m run time of 3:55.12 to earn third and doubled for a bronze, 8:31.44 finish in the 3,000m run at USC's Trojan Classic ... Won the 3,000m run in 8:35.85 at the Knoxville Invitational.

2002-Indoor- Filled role as 3,000m specialist indoors ... Posted his lifetime best 3,000m run time of 8:15.64 to earn 11th at the Armory Invitational (Feb. 9) ... Took 12th in the 5,000m run in a season-best 14:56.66 (Feb. 24) and 11th in 8:35.75 in the 3,000m run at the SEC Indoors ... Lifetime best in the mile run (4:14.24) came at the SEC Eastern Division Challenge, where he took ninth and also placed sixth in the 3,000m run (8:37.70).

2001-Outdoor- A key cog in the Vol distance corps ... Finished the year as Tennessee's top steeplechaser for 2001 with his PR of 9:01.01 at the SEC Outdoors (May 12) to take fourth en route to the Vol team title ... Took bronze with his personal-best 1,500m run of 3:55.92 at the Spring Gobbler Invitational (April 21) at Virginia Tech ... Clocked in at 3:59.25 to earn seventh in the 1,500m run at the Gatorade Track Classic in Knoxville ... Doubled to earn extra points for the Vols at the SEC Quad in Starkville, Miss., with a fourth-place, 4:03.46 effort in the 1,500m run and third-place, 8:48.59 time in the 3,000m run.

2001-Indoor- Found his way into the Vol 2001 top three in the mile, 3,000m run and 5,000m run ... Notched his 5,000m run personal-best time of 15:12.92 with a ninth-place effort at the SEC Indoors (Feb. 25) ... Finished 10th in the 3,000m run in 8:37.76 at the SECs ... Ran his season-best mile (4:22.60) at the Pepsi Valentine's Invitational (Feb. 10) at Virginia Tech ... Contributed an 8:27.77, personal-best 3,000m run effort, Tennessee's fastest of the season, to earn 10th at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational ... Won the 3,000m run in 8:40.25 while competing unattached at the New Year's Invitational at Virginia Tech ... Ran anchor on Tennessee's winning distance medley relay (10:10.58) at the ETSU Invitational.

Cross Country 2003- Won Most Valuable Runner honors at team banquet ... Lettered after running in six of seven races on the season ... Led the squad three times, the best total on the team ... Advanced to the NCAA Championships as an individual, running to 191st in 31:38.5 on a frigid day in Cedar Fall, Iowa ... Wrote his ticket for his third-consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships, the best streak on the team, with a seventh-place, 30:29.58 effort at the NCAA South Regional (Nov. 15) to earn All-Region honors ... Finished 17th at the SEC Championships with a time of 25:55.14, leading the Vols ... Also led Tennessee to the team win with a fourth-place finish, completing Louisville's Cardinal Classic 8K course in 25:06.66 -- a season-best for place and time ... Finished eighth, third among Vols, at the Tennessee adidas Invitational after clocking a 26:42.08.

Cross Country 2002- Ran in all seven races of the season and scored in five ... Earned All-Region honors ... Stood as the only Vol to win a race when he took the 8K Tennessee Invitational title (Sept. 13) in 26:18.5 to lead the Vols to their first team win of the season ... Posted his top 8K time of 25:40.2 in a 50th-place finish (fourth among Vols) at the Indiana State Invitational ... Played a critical role in Tennessee securing a spot at the NCAA Championships with his sixth-place (second among Vols) finish in 32:29.41 at the 10K NCAA South Regionals on the home course ... Crossed in 32:38.2 to take 218th (sixth among Vols) at the 10K NCAA Championships ... Finished 12th (fifth among Vols) in 26:03.3 to help Tennessee capture the 8K Furman Invitational title ... Opened the season with a 25:46 clocking at Notre Dame's adidas Invitational to garner 19th, fourth among Vols ... Competed in the SEC Championships, but did not finish.

Cross Country 2001- Kelly was an integral part of Tennessee's cross country resurgence ... Ran and scored in all seven meets, the only Vol to do so...Never finished lower than fourth in the Vol pack (first-once, second-four times, third-once and fourth-once) ... Led Tennessee with a second-place, 15:51 effort at the 5K UTC Invitational, the best finish by a Vol all season ... Had Tennessee's second-best 8K time of 24:51.3 at the Great American Cross Country Festival (17th) ... Earned All-Region honors courtesy of his 10th-place, 31:34.58 (the second-best 10K time by a Vol in 2001) at the NCAA South Regionals, a key reason Tennessee rallied to gain a NCAA Championships berth ... Finished 16th in the SEC Championships with a 25:02.13 clocking to just miss All-SEC honors by one spot ... Placed 211th in 32:24 at the NCAA Championships.

BEFORE TENNESSEE- Transferred from American University ... In cross country, ran a 25:57 to earn 16th at the 8K 1999 CAA Conference Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL- Took the 1999 National Scholastic Outdoor title in the 2,000m steeplechase ... Won the 1998 New York state 3,000m steeplechase championship ... Named All-State in cross country, indoor track (3,200m run and 1,600m run) and outdoor track (3,000m steeplechase) ... Seven-time Suffolk County champion ... Holds Smithtown High records in the 2,000m steeplechase, 3,000m steeplechase, indoor mile and indoor 4x800m relay ... Named 1998 Suffolk County Cross Country Runner of the Year ... Suffolk County's 1999 indoor Most Outstanding Performer and outdoor Most Outstanding Distance Runner.

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