LSU Gold
McDonough, Ga.
High School
Luella HS

Event: 100M (11.96)

Competed in five meets during her true freshman season in 2010 … Recorded indoor seasonal bests of 8.15 in the 60-meter dash and 26.61in the 200-meter dash at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier … Also ran the 60 meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational and LSU Twilight … Ran the 100-meter dash outdoors at the LSU Tiger Relays (12.97) and LSU Alumni Gold (13.33).

A four-year letterwinner on the track at Luella High School … Comes to LSU with a personal best of 11.96 seconds in the 100-meter dash … Was the eighth-place finisher in the 400 meters at the region meet during her senior season in 2009 … Guided her high school team to the Region 25A crown during the 2008 season … Won a Region 25A title in the 4×100-meter relay during her junior season with a winning time of 47.38 … Also finished fifth in the 100-meter dash at the regional meet in 2008 … Helped her high school’s 4×100-meter relay team to a fourth-place finish at the Georgia state meet that same season.

Full name is Kelli Denise Owens … Born on Jan. 18, 1991 … Parents are James and Loletha Lewis … Has three siblings: Cortez, Deion and Jamii … Was the co-captain of the cheerleading squad at Luella High School during her senior year … Was an all-star cheerleader for the Premier Atlanta Bears while competing with the group for five years … Graduated in the top 25 percent of her senior class with a 3.8 cumulative grade-point average … Had the opportunity to study abroad on an academic program at Cambridge University in England for one year during high school … Was a member of the honor roll for four years at Luella High School … Was also an active member of Beta Club in high school … Plans to pursue a degree in psychology at LSU.


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