Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Hall of Fame Inductee
|Position:||Hall of Fame Inductee|
|Other Position:||1992 Inductee, Track|
It could be said that the history of Oregon track started with Kelly. One of the great sprinter-long jumpers of his day, he equalled the world record in the the 100 and 200-yard dashes in the same afternoon in 1906, becoming the school’s first recordholder of such magnitude.
He became Oregon’s first athlete to be spoken of as an all-America in any sport. He won the AAU national title in the long jump in 1907 and represented the U.S. at the 1908 Olympics, bringing home the silver medal in the long jump. He became
only the third American to break the 24-foot barrier in the long jump.