On Friday, Ashley Kelly took second overall in the 400 metres with a time of 53.01 seconds at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts. Her time was also good enough to take down Chantel Malone’s five-year-old mark of 53.23.”
Ms. Kelly also qualified for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon on March 17-20. It is the first time that two VI athletes have qualified for the indoor championships at the same time. She will join Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, who qualified in the 60-metre dash and ran a season’s best 7.21 seconds in Houston on the same day to win the Howie Ryan Invitational.
Ms. Harrigan-Scott has consistently ran 7.28 seconds or better every year since 2002, when she won the NCAA Indoor Championships silver for the University of Minnesota with a time of 7.22.”