LEWISTON - Lewis-Clark State Track and Field has announced its first signing from the class of 2021 with the addition of Lewiston’s Madigan Kelly. She will join the Warriors for the 2021-2022 season as a hurdler.
“I am really excited Madigan decided to stay home and become an LC Warrior! I first met her I’m fairly certain when she was in the sixth or seventh grade,” coach Cyrus Hall explained. “She had just joined our summer track club, Confluence Elite, and she took an interest in hurdling right away. You could say I’ve had the opportunity to watch her grow up a little bit. Aside from her being a local girl, one of the things I love most about her is that she is a terrific person and teammate. I’ve not heard one person say a bad thing about her.”
Kelly has been a member of the Bengals’ varsity track and field team every year during her high school career. She clocked personal-best times of 15.75 in the 100m hurdles, and 48.14 in the 300m hurdles. She was All-State in the 100m hurdles as a sophomore. During her career, Kelly has been named MVP and Most Improved.
“Coach Stuffle at LHS has done a great job in helping her develop,” Head Coach Mike Collins said. “We look forward to continuing with what he has started with her as a coach.”
Off the track, Kelly has perfect attendance and is a member of the National Honors Society.
“She’s also a great student,” Hall said. “She’s a charismatic young lady. She’s as motivated I’ve seen a high school athlete be in a while, she wants to be great at everything she does. Since the pandemic started, you could pick just about any day of the week, and if you went to the track at the right time of day, she’d be there, generally alone just working on becoming a better hurdler, which is pretty cool in my book. Athletically, she has all the tools to be a great hurdler for us and I am looking forward to coaching her again and further developing her talent.”