William Jewell Inducts Kelly Howerton into Athletic Hall of Fame

LIBERTY, MO. (MSM Sports Media) – Five individuals and two teams were inducted into the William Jewell College Athletic Hall of Fame during a presentation on September 29 at The Yates Gill College Union on the Jewell Campus in Liberty, Mo. The liberal arts college in Liberty, Mo., established this event to recognize outstanding achievement by William Jewell alumni and/or faculty in the areas of athletic achievement or coaching, or other noteworthy accomplishments in athletic-related areas during the individual’s time at the college.

Kelly Howerton

This Independence, MO native (William Chrisman High School) arrived on campus in the fall of 1999 after a year at the University of Central Missouri.  A three-sport letter winner in high school (football, swimming and track & field), Kelly concentrated on the Pole Vault during his three year career for the Cardinals.  He set both the indoor and outdoor Jewell school records in the Pole Vault (16′ 8 ¾” Indoor and 16’7” Outdoor) and his 16’7” Outdoor School Record is also the Garnett Peters Stadium Record and the record for the Jewell Invitational.  Kelly was a 6-time All-Conference selection for the Cardinals (both indoor and outdoor all three seasons) and a 5-time NAIA All-American for the Cardinals (Indoor-2000, Indoor and Outdoor-2001 and Indoor and Outdoor-2002).  He became Jewell’s third Track & Field National Champion by winning the NAIA National Outdoor Meet (held in Burnaby, British Columbia) in 2001 at a height of 16’0”.  He received the Cecil R. Martin Award as Jewell’s Athlete of the Year in 2001.


Kelly Howerton
Kelly Howerton

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