UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. –Assistant Coach Kevin Kelly is in his first year at Penn State, overseeing the men’s jumps and multi-events, as well as the men’s and women’s pole vault. Kelly comes in with a solid group of athletes on the roster.

Kelly also welcomes in a crew of talented freshmen, including pole vault standouts Patrick Anderson (Kane, Pa.) and Kasey Kemp (Norwin, Pa.) – both PIAA State Champions as preps.Anderson, along with freshman Jesse Laverdiere (Uniontown, Pa.), will cover the men’s vault for Penn State, with Anderson coming in as one of the top prospects in the Pennsylvania high school ranks. Anderson’s PR clearance of 16-4.75 was the second-best mark in the state in 2012.

Kemp will join junior Lindsey Bacik (Pittsburgh, Pa.) in the women’s vault, coming in with outstanding credentials as a high schooler. Kemp – the 2011 PIAA State Champion – cleared 12-6 as a senior, which ranked second in Pennsylvania on the year.The Nittany Lion track and field squads will be in action at the Blue/White Instrasquad Meet on December 15.


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