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Jacob Kelly

Graduate Student
Longmeadow, Mass.
High School
Jacob Kelly - Track & Field - Virginia Cavaliers

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)
TFRRS Profile (for Villanova PRs and full results


2022 Outdoor
• Placed second in the high jump at the Virginia Open (1.95m / 6’4.75″)
• Cleared the 2-meter mark in the high jump at the Virginia Challenge hitting a season-best 2.04m
• Placed third in the high jump at the Virginia Grand Prix
• Placed ninth in the high jump at the ACC Outdoor Championships

2022 Indoor
• Reached a height of 1.95m (6’4.75″) in the high jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational
• Reached a height of 1.98m in the pole vault at the Doc Hale VT Elite meet
• Recorded a personal best mark of 2.08m (6’9.75″) in the high jump at the VT Challenge
• Placed eighth in the high jump at the ACC Indoor Championships

• Competed in the high jump for the Wildcats from 2018-21
• Was the BIG EAST individual champion at the 2019 outdoor conference meet
• Six-time All-BIG EAST performer and two-time qualifier for the NCAA East Preliminary meet
• His personal best mark of 2.11 meters ranks him third on the Wildcats all-time performance list as of the end of his career
• Set four of the top-10 outdoor season marks in the Villanova record book with four successful attempts at a height of 2.09 meters or higher
• Named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team in 2019
• Four-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team and seven-time selection to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

• Competed all four years on the indoor track & field team and during his junior and senior years on the outdoor squad at Longmeadow
• Also played lacrosse as a freshman and was a defender
• Captain of both the indoor and outdoor track & field teams as a senior
• School record holder in the high jump with a mark of 2.01 meters
• As a senior was the Western/Central Massachusetts Division 1 champion in the high jump and went on to finish third in New England
• Was the Western Massachusetts high jump champion as both a junior and a senior
• Two-time Western Massachusetts first team performer and was a Super 7 selection by Masslive as a senior

• Born in Springfield, Mass.
• Oldest of three children and the only son of Joshua and Rebecca Kelly
• Has two younger sisters, Sarah and Lucille
• Father was a collegiate rower at Massachusetts
• Communication major and Spanish minor at Villanova