Emani Kelley
Emani Kelley
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Santa Paula, Calif.
High School: Ventura
Events: Middle Distance

Proven relay contributor with potential to provide individual scoring role in the long sprints and middle distance, per the staff … Member of the NCAC Academic Honor Roll as a sophomore.

2017 Cross Country: Missed the season due to studying abroad.

2017 Outdoor: Continued to provide scoring runs in middle distance events … Went 2:22.84, a personal record, in the 800 meters at the NCAC Championships (May 6) for fifth-place … Integral part of the 4x400 relay team which placed fourth (4:07.99) at the conference meet … Put in an eighth-place clip of 2:25.59 at the All-Ohio Championships (April 15) in the 800 … Placed sixth in the 1500 meters (5:10.08) at the Big Red Invitational (April 28) … Scored at the Bob Kahn Invite (April 8) as part of the runner-up 4x400 squad (4:12.38) and individually with an 800 clip of 2:26.58.

2017 Indoor: Took part in four meets as a relay contributor and middle distance specialist … Valuable leg of 4x400 team which took first-place honors in three meets, highlighted by a season-best 4:10.55 at NCAC Championships (March 4), claiming fifth … Closed the season as part of the fifth-place distance medley relay team (13:02.59) at the NCAC Championships (March 4).

2016 Cross Country: Made five starts on the year … Part of seven-runner scoring contingent at NCAC Championships (Oct. 30) with a top-four team time of 25:36.5 … Ran a 25:03.6 at the Great Lakes Regional Championships (Nov. 12) … Added a second-place overall finish (16:27.8) in the Wooster Invitational 4000-meter race (Sept. 1) and a top-three team finish at the Otterbein Invitational (Sept. 17), navigating the 6000-meter course in 25:42.6.

2016 Outdoor: Continued to be an impactful relay contributor, helping the 4x400 relay clock in at 3:56.78, earning all-conference honors via a second-place finish, and break the 31-year-old school record in the process at the NCAC Championships (May 7) … Ran on the fifth-place 4x400 relay (3:59.77) at the All-Ohio Championships, and just missed scoring in the 800 meters, placing ninth in the preliminary heats at 2:24.64 (April 16) … Won the 1500 meters (5:07.77) at the Denison Big Red Invitational (April 29).

2016 Indoor: One of three freshmen to earn all-region honors from the USTFCCCA … Part of the 4x400 school-record relay that clocked in at 4:02.16 to earn runner-up honors at the NCAC Championships (March 5) … Also earned all-conference laurels as part of the third-place distance medley relay that crossed at 12:57.59 (March 4) … Ran a leg of the fifth-place 4x400 relay (4:08.13) at the All-Ohio Championships (Feb. 13).

2015 Cross Country: Consistent scorer as a freshman, typically finishing in the top four … Crossed third, and finished in the middle of the pack, at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Tournament, posting a time of 25:01.6 (Nov. 14) … Went 24:55.7 at the NCAC Championships, and again was the third Scot to finish (Oct. 31) … Delivered another big-meet performance at the All-Ohio Championships, taking 62nd at 24:09.43 (Oct. 2).

Prior to Wooster: Earned two all-league certificates in the 800 and one in cross country for Ventura High School … Helped set the school record in the 4x400 relay as a junior.

Personal: Born April 10, 1997 … Daughter of Frederick and Kimberly Kelley … Majoring in psychology with minors in Latin American studies and Spanish.