Kelly Jo Roberts
Kelly Jo Roberts
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Belvue, Kan.
High School: Wamego HS
Position: Distance
Previous School: Cowley College

2013: Roberts ran in the first five races of the year for the Lions...Completed the 6k course at the MIAA Championships hosted by Pittsburg State in a time of 24:52.02...Finished 41st at the Jackling Jocks Invite hosted by Missouri S&T running the 5k course in a time of 20:22.12...Competed in the Chile Pepper Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas running the 5k course in a time of 20:27.6...Placed 53rd at the Southern Stampede running the 5k course in a time of 19:32.44...Competed in the season-opening meet at Arkansas running the 4k course in a time of 16:28.

Prior to Southern: Running cross country and track at Cowley College for a pair of years, Roberts helped CC finish fourth in the 4x800 relay at the 2013 NJCAA Indoor National Championships. A 2011 graduate of Wamego High School in Kansas, Roberts was a four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track for head coach Rick Patton. A four-time all-conference and all-region runner for the Red Raiders, Roberts helped Wamego finish third at state in cross country in 2007, '08 and '09. On the track, Roberts was a three-time all-state selection winning the 4x800 relay as a sophomore in 2009. She would also finish third in the 4x400 relay in '09 while finishing second in the 4x800 relay in 2008.

Personal: The daughter of Don Roberts and Susan Kennedy, Kelly Jo plans to major in health and physical education at Southern....born December 9, 1992.