2018 - 2019 MISSISSIPPI
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
BROCK
KELLY
DISTANCE RUNNER
TUPELO CHRISTIAN PREPARATORY SCHOOL
BELDEN, MISSISSIPPI
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-10
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 16:33.50
CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
2ND - 16:54.43
CHICKASAW TRAILS INVITATIONAL SMALL SCHOOL DIVISION
2ND - 16:16.20
SALTILLO INVITATIONAL 1-3A RACE
“ Brock has been a leader of our cross country and track teams since the 7th grade. He’s accomplished a lot and still has his senior season to improve. He has a great work ethic, putting in 50 to 70 miles per week in training, and sets a great example for the rest of his teammates.”
Greg Warnick
Head Coach - Tupelo Christian head coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-10, 140-pound junior won the MHSAA 1A individual state championship this past season, breaking the tape with a time of 16:33.50 and leading the Eagles to a second-place finish as a team. Kelly clocked the fastest all-class time at the state meet and was unbeaten by a Mississippi runner all season. He won seven of 10 races during the 2018 campaign, including his last six in a row, and was the state’s top finisher at the Chickasaw Trails Invitational Small School division (2nd—16:54.43) and the Saltillo Invitational 1-3A race (2nd—16:16.20).

Academic Achievement


Kelly has maintained a 4.08 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


Kelly is active in his youth group at First United Methodist of Tupelo, where he volunteers at the Helping Hands Ministry, which helps provide food and clothing for the needy. An Eagle Scout candidate, he has also donated his time to Habitat for Humanity, Eight Days of Hope, Stop Hunger Now and Relay for Life. On an annual basis beginning in 2015, Kelly has raised money for St. Jude by running the Disney Half Marathon in honor of local children battling cancer, collecting $12,000 for the cause in the four years he has run the race.