Kelly joins men's track and field at University of Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas men's track and field head coach Chris Bucknam says Alex Kelly is joining the team for the 2009-10 season.

Kelly, a native of Ottumwa, Iowa, is a 400-meter specialist with the ability to run the 200 meters and various distances as a member of the sprint relays. He also has experience high jumping.

Bucknam says Kelly has been dominant in the state of Iowa in the 400 meters and has also run on some great relays.

Kelly was the 2009 Iowa state runner-up in the 400 meters. He clocked a personal-best time of 47.89. His time broke a 24-year-old school record and is the ninth-fastest recorded time in Iowa state track history.

He also finished sixth in the finals of the 200 meters at the Iowa State Championships with a time of 22.22.

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