Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 16, 2014

Mary Kelly honored by Steel Throwers Club

CROSSVILLE — Senior athlete Mary Kelly was honored at the Steel Throwers Open Throwers Meet with the Steel Thrower Club "Inspiration Award."

The Nashville-based club is one of the nation's premier track and field clubs, and is totally dedicated to the throwing events in track (shot put, discus, javelin, hammer and weight throws). The club is made up of throwers of all ages, including TSSAA state champions, college, open and master throwers, and several of the top high school, college and open coaches in the country.

Kelly, 73, was the oldest thrower at the meet.

The award read, "The coaches, athletes and parents of the Steel Throwers  Club present the 'Steel Throwers Inspiration Award' to Mary Kelly in recognition of achieving USA Masters Track and Field All-American honors in the following events — Women 70-74, Shot put - 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011; discus - 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011; hammer throw — 2014, 2013, 2012."

She also achieved All-American status in the javelin at this meet exceeding the All-American standard for her age group with a throw in excess of 74 feet. Her next competition will be June 21 at the Tennessee Senior Games.

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