Cindy Reese Kelley starred in two sports during her high school sports career at Westminster High School.
That was two decades ago, and the Owls graduate took her talents to Frostburg from there. Kelley shined in four sports in college and was named the Bobcats' Female Athlete of the Year in 2002. Last fall, Kelley received an even more distinguished honor.
Kelley was part of the Class of 2016 for the Bobcat Hall of Fame.
Kelley played field hockey for Frostburg, along with competing in indoor and outdoor track and field, and swimming and diving. Spanning the four sports, she earned 14 varsity letters, set FSU records in three different sports in 2003, and was honored with the Female Breakthrough Performance of the Year award in diving in 2001.
As a member of the field hockey team, Kelley started 72 consecutive games spanning her entire career. She helped the Bobcats to their first two ECAC tournament appearances in program history during both her sophomore and junior seasons and helped the team to 42 wins.
A two-time NFHCA All-Academic honoree, Kelley had 30 assists and was consistently one of Frostburg's top scorers. She received the Coaches' Award in 1999 and was voted team captain as a senior.
Kelley set the school's pole vault record twice during the outdoor season and once during the indoor campaign and twice set the Mason-Dixon Conference Outdoor Championship record.
In her final season in 2003, she set the FSU pole vault record during both the indoor (10 feet, 6.25 inches) and outdoor seasons (10-6).
As a sophomore in 2000, she hit a Division III provisional mark on two occasions and was an All-Mason-Dixon Conference honoree. In six Mason-Dixon Conference Championships spanning both the indoor and outdoor championships, she captured the league title three times and finished runner-up three other times.
Reese was a two-year member of the swimming and diving teams, and was an NCAA provisional qualifier at one-meter diving. Kelley was also the swimming and diving team MVP as a senior. She set the FSU record at one-meter diving for six dives (246.75 points) and another record in the one-meter diving for 11 dives (444.25) in 2003.
Ani takes her best shot
Stevenson freshman Danika Ani (Francis Scott Key) was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Field Athlete of the Week on Monday after taking first place in the shot put at Saturday's Towson Tiger Invitational.
Ani took first place in a field consisting primarily of Division I and II competitors with a toss of 13.82 meters, setting a Stevenson program record. Her throw is the third-longest shot put effort in Division III this season, and the longest in the MAC.
In early December, Ani opened up her collegiate career at the River Hawks Opener (Susquehanna) by setting two school marks in the throwing events. Ani had a school-record toss of 13.40 meters in the weight throw, which earned her first place. Ani then set another school mark and qualified for the ECAC Championships in the shot put with a winning throw of 12.63.
More Mustangs track bests
Sophomore Tylor Bailey (Westminster) was part of Stevenson's 4x200-meter relay team that set a new school mark at the River Hawks Opener and qualified for the ECAC Championships with combined time of 1 minute, 30.86 seconds.
Dell running strong at York
Junior Grant Dell (North Carroll) won the 1,000-meter race at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Jan. 14 with a school-record time of 2:37.77.
Dell was one of four Spartans who earned All-Region honors at the end of the cross country season. York finished fourth at the Mid-East Regional championship meet in mid-November, and Dell finished 19th in 25:33. Dell received his first all-region honor, finishing 19 spots better than he did in 2015.
Woods still jumping high at Mount
Mount St. Mary's senior Julian Woods (Century), the Northeast Conference champion in the 60-meter hurdles last season, started the 2016-17 season off strong in early December. Woods finished in second place at the Navy Invitational in a time of 8.07 seconds, just .01 behind the winner. Woods' mark was a qualifying time for the IC4A Championships.
Woods earned NEC Athlete of the Week honors after the Navy meet.