Hampton University Alum To Be Inducted Into MEAC Hall Of Fame

Updated: 2/11/2014 4:25 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

Aug 7, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Kellie Wells (USA) celebrates after winning the bronze in the women's 100m hurdles final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 7, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Kellie Wells (USA) celebrates after winning the bronze in the women’s 100m hurdles final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

NORFOLK, Va. – Kellie Wells was an All-American at Hampton University, and she became an Olympic medalist in the summer of 2012. Now, she can add a new title to her resume:Hall of Famer.

Wells (class of 2006) will be part of the 2014 class of the MEAC Hall of Fame, the conference office announced on Monday. She will be part of a five-member class that will be inducted on Friday, March 14 at a brunch at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va.

“I’d like to applaud the 2014 Hall of Fame class for all their accomplishments both athletically and professionally,” said MEAC Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas. “They have made significant contributions to their communities, institutions and

Photo courtesy of: MEAC Media Relations

the conference.”

Wells was an All-American in the indoor 60-meter hurdles in 2006, after earning First Team All-MEAC honors in the same event that season. She was also a Second Team All-MEAC honoree in the indoor 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash that same season.

During the 2005 outdoor season, she was named First Team All-MEAC in the 100-meter dash and Third Team All-MEAC in the 200-meter dash. She currently holds the MEAC record in the 100-meter dash, thanks to the 8.08 she ran in 2006.

Wells currently hold school records in the 60-meter dash (7.33), 55-meter hurdles (7.60), and 60-meter hurdles (8.08).

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Jeff Cunningham

Assistant Director of Sports Information (Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Sailing)
Hampton University
Phone: (757) 727-5811
Fax: (757) 727-5813
jeffrey.cunningham@hamptonu.edu