Rice - 2004: Was the third Owl across the line at the WAC cross country championships, helping Rice to second... Posted top-10 finishes at the Rice Invitational, Texas A&M Invitational and the Islander Opener Splash... Placed third in the Owls' home meet.
High School - A 2004 graduate of Bellaire High School in Overland Park, Kan... Lettered three years in both cross country and track for coach Gregory Doan and the Mustangs... Was the Kansas 6A state champion in the 3200 meters as a senior... A six-time East Kansas League champion and five-time regional champion for track... Earned all state honors for track and cross country a total of 10 times... Named the Johnson County track athlete of the year... Led cross country team to first state championship... Also lettered one year in soccer... Spent three years as a member of Kansas' Olympic development team... A National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar... National Forensic League Tournament champion... Member of the National Honor Society and the French National Honor Society... Principal french horn player... High-Q Kansas state champion.
Personal - Full Name: Laura Elizabeth Kelley. Born: April 3, 1986, at Houston. Parents: John and Kathy Kelley, Leawood, Kan. (one brother and one sister). Uncle, Michael Kelly, played minor league baseball (1983-95); great uncle, Bill Groble, played football for Notre Dame in the 1950s.