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Stasia Kelly-Taylor

Stasia  Kelly-Taylor


Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Greater Atlanta Christian




2008: Finished ninth in the triple jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a season-best jump of 12.58m (41-03 1/4)...Regional qualifier in the triple jump, finishing 21st at the NCAA Midwest Reigonal...Recorded victories at the Michael Johnson Classic, ACU Triangular and Dr Pepper Invitational...During the indoor season, finished 10th at the Big 12 Indoor Championships...Season-best jump of 12.29m (40-04) came at the Sooner Open.

2007: Recorded a season-best jump of 12.64 meters (41-05.75) at the Big 12 Championships to finish 12th overall...Top jump of 12.13 meters (39-09.75) at the Midwest Regional to finish 21st overall...Posted five regional qualifying jumps on the season...Season-fastest time of 26.11 in the 200 meters at the Dr Pepper Invitational...During indoor, recorded a season-best jump of 12.25 meters (40-02.25) at the Big 12 Championships to finish in 14th place overall...Season-fastest time of 26.62 in the 200 meters came at the Arkansas Invitational.

2006: Finished 13th in the triple jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a mark of 11.61 meters (38-01.50)...Had a season-best mark of 12.08 meters (39-07.75) to finish second at the Michael Johnson Classic...Claimed the North Texas Invitational title with a mark of 11.95 meters (39-02.50)...During the indoor season, posted a season-best mark of 12.03 meters (39-05.75) to finish third at the Tyson Invitational.

High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Brad Kinser at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga...Three-time state champion and state record holder in the triple jump...Ranked eighth nationally in the triple jump with a personal best of 40-5...Won the Region 3 title with a triple jump of 40-3...As a senior, won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.7 and 300-meter hurdles in 44.0...As a junior, won 400-meter hurdles in 1.04...Two-time indoor All-American...Named field event performer of the year in 2004 and 2005...Also selected Gwinnett County athlete of the year as a senior...Helped lead the Spartans to four straight state titles...Scored 30 points to earn highest scorer at the 2005 state meet and scored 104 points for her career...Made the honor roll as a junior and senior...Was a member of the drama club and volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Christmas packaging.

Personal: Full name is Stasia Nicole Kelly-Taylor...Born June 20, 1987, in Nashville, Tenn...Daughter of Kendall Taylor and Stacy Kelly-Taylor...Majoring in speech communication

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