Holly Kelly
Holly Kelly
Full Name:  Holly Kelly
   School:  Miami Palmetto High School in Miami, Florida


FSU Career
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
87-88 HJ      6-0  138  Fr   *   Miami                           
88-89 HJ-R    6-0  130  So   *   Miami                           
89-90 HJ-R    6-0  135  Jr   *   Miami                           
90-91 HJ-S-R  6-0  135  Sr   *   Miami                           


Awards
Track & Field
Year  Award
1990  NCAA Championships - High Jump (4th) - Indoor
      NCAA Championships - High Jump (3rd) - Outdoor
1991  NCAA Championships - High Jump (4th) - Indoor
      NCAA Championships - High Jump (4th) - Outdoor
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2004
When Holly Kelly graduated from Palmetto High School in Miami, Florida, she was one of the most coveted signees in the state's history of track and field. The three-time prep All-American surpassed the NCAA qualifying standard and finished ninth in the voting for Track and Field News' High School Athlete of the Year. As a prep, Holly was named to several national teams, including the '86 Pan Am Junior and the '86 World Junior Championship teams, and earned state champion titles in the high jump for three consecutive years. Along with her dominance in the high jump, Kelly held a state title in the 800 meters and was runner-up in the 300 meter hurdles making her all-around skills a perfect fit for the Florida State Seminoles.

Holly's freshman season, she won three outdoor events while qualifying for the NCAA's and took titles at the Eastern Airlines Invitational and the Seminole Twilight. She went on to become a four-time All-American in the high jump and a four-time Metro Champion. Kelly was also a member of the U.S. Olympic Festival team and competed in three Olympic trials. In her senior season in 1991, Holly broke the Florida State indoor and outdoor record in the high jump. Both marks are still etched in the FSU Track and Field record books as of 2004.

Since completing her degree in physical education in 1991, Holly continued her career as a high jumper. She went home to Miami and trained and traveled internationally competing for the Goldwin and Nike Track Clubs.

She also as an assistant at Miami, coaching the high jumpers to two Big East Championships and two runners up. Holly was also working as a teacher and Assistant AD at Coral Gables High School. After receiving her master's degree in Educational Leadership and Management, Holly took the position with the MF Athletic Company as the Southeast Sales Manager. She has authored three books and four videos on the high jump and continues to lecture at clinics. She serves on the committee for the Florida Track Hall of Fame and hosts free clinics for high school students each year through out the Southeast.



FSU Statistics
Track & Field
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points
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            1988 Season
01/10/1988 ALL-COMERS MEET                High Jump (I)                   4     5- 6       1.68m   3
01/22/1988 KODAK INVITATIONAL             High Jump (I)                   2     5-10       1.78m   5
01/30/1988 COCA-COLA INVITATIONAL         High Jump (I)                   1     5-11.25    1.81m   6
02/14/1988 GAINESVILLE SUN INVITATIONAL   High Jump (I)                   3     5-10       1.78m   3
03/06/1988 FLORIDA FAST TIMES             High Jump (I)                   1     5- 9.25    1.76m   5
03/11/1988 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       High Jump (I)                  13T    5- 8       1.73m  
03/19/1988 FLORIDA STATE RELAYS           High Jump                       1     5- 6       1.68m   5
04/16/1988 TRIANGULAR MEET                High Jump                       2     5- 8       1.73m   4
05/28/1988 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT              High Jump                       1     5-10.75    1.80m   5
06/03/1988 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      High Jump                      10     5-10.75    1.80m  
            1989 Season
01/28/1989 KODAK INVITATIONAL             High Jump (I)                   6     5- 8.75    1.75m   1
02/12/1989 BARNETT BANK INVITATIONAL      High Jump (I)                   2     5-10       1.78m   5
02/12/1989 BARNETT BANK INVITATIONAL      200 Meters (I)                 24      25.90            
03/17/1989 FSU RELAYS                     High Jump                       1     5-10       1.78m   5
04/01/1989 SUN ANGEL CLASSIC              High Jump                       3     5-10       1.78m   3
04/08/1989 LADY SEMINOLE INVITE           High Jump                       1     5-11       1.80m   5
04/15/1989 SPRINGTIME INVITATIONAL        High Jump                       2     5- 8.75    1.75m   4
04/29/1989 COUGAR INVITATIONAL            High Jump                       1     5-10       1.78m   5
05/13/1989 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            High Jump                       1     5- 6       1.68m   5
05/13/1989 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            200 Meters                      5      25.97             1
05/27/1989 SEMINOLE TWILIGHT              High Jump                       1     6- 0.50    1.84m   5
06/03/1989 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      High Jump                      13     5- 9.25    1.76m  
            1990 Season
03/10/1990 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       High Jump (I)                   4     6- 0.75    1.85m   4
03/16/1990 TALLAHASSEE INVITATIONAL       High Jump                       1     5-10.75    1.80m   5
03/23/1990 FSU RELAYS                     High Jump                       1     5-11.50    1.82m   5
05/19/1990 METRO OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS    High Jump                       1     5- 8.75    1.75m  10
06/01/1990 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      High Jump                       3     6- 0.50    1.84m   6.50
            1991 Season
03/09/1991 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       High Jump (I)                   4     6- 1       1.85m   4
06/01/1991 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      High Jump                       4     6- 0.75    1.85m   5