Jimmy Kelly has been breaking personal records and proving he is a strong sprinter and jumper for the Bulldogs Track & Field this year. (Photo: courtesy of James Kelly. Senior Night)

We have been working on this since the beginning of the year, but it has finally come time to make it happen. We are still needing financial support for the awards, which include a customized dog tag necklace for the athletes and other Top Dawgs. If interested in sponsoring the Top Dawg awards given out weekly to the top athletes and other high school students, we in turn give advertisement for sponsorships. Call us at (702) 286-5469 or email vrtmedia2021@gmail.com with the Subject “Top Dawg”. We will award one Male Top Dawg and one Female Top Dawg.



For Performance during the week of March 24- April 2, 2022

Jimmy is a Senior at Virgin Valley High School and recently has done an incredible job as sprinter in the short races for the Track and Field team. 

On March 25, 2022, Jimmy participated in the big track invitational meet at Moapa Valley High School, the Richard Lewis Invitational. While there, he ran the 100m, 200m, High Jump, and Triple Jump. He placed in the top 3 in every single event. Jimmy won the 100m with a Personal Record time of 11.35 seconds over two runners of the powerhouse Green Valley. In the 200m, he also set a Personal Record of 23.40 seconds and took 3rd place. 

In the field events, he recorded a Season Record of 5’10” and took 3rd place right behind fellow teammate Ashton Roman who also recorded a 5’10” jump. In the Triple Jump, he recorded a measurement of 42’00” to take 2nd place.

On March 31st, he then competed at home racing in the 100m and taking 2nd place with a time of 11.81 seconds. He also was part of the Virgin Valley 4x100m race in which they took 2nd place with a time of 49.50 seconds. He also got a Personal Record in the Triple Jump with a jump of 42’05 and took 3rd place.

Jimmy Kelly was born in St. George, Utah and lived there for about a year, then Alaska for about a year, before moving to Mesquite and growing up in the small city of Nevada. He has always been a natural athlete with football being his favorite sport.

“He always has been super fast,” stated his father, James.

While growing up he participated in league sports with the baseball city leagues, SUN Youth Football League out of Southern Utah and Southern Nevada, and other sports. 

While in high school he has played on the Basketball Team, the State Runner-up Football Team, and now Track and Field team. He also received 3A All-State Recognition for Wide Receiver in Football. 

He was planning on going to a trade school for electrician career, but the recent recruitment interests from colleges have him reconfiguring his after high school plans. 

Jimmy is the oldest child in he family to 2 brothers and 1 sister. His parents are James and Emily Kelly in Mesquite, Nevada. 

Jimmy Kelly is one of the fastest sprinters in Southern Nevada. (Photo: Jason Andrus)

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