PR: 100mH: 12.51 (2003)
Born: July 26, 1976, in Torrance, Calif.
Current Residence: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Gahr HS (Cerritos, Calif.) '94
College: San Diego State '99
Coach: Rahn Sheffield
Agent: Tony Campbell
Career Highlights: 2003 World Outdoor bronze medalist; 1999 Pan Am Games gold medalist; 3-time USA Outdoor runner-up (1999, 2002, 2003)
A three-time U.S. runner-up and the 1999 Pan Am Games champion, McKelvy-Jones won her first World Championships medal on August 27, 2003 with a bronze in the womens 100-meter hurdles. She rallied in the second half of the race to move into third in 12.67 seconds pronounces her first name, "My-EE-sha"began running track at age nine, specializing in sprints and relaysdidn't try the hurdles until her junior year of high school, when the school's best hurdler couldn't make it to a weekend meetThe coach asked McKelvy if she wanted to try the hurdles: "He was surprised by how well I picked up on it, so I tried to stick with it"attended San Diego State directly after high school, but was not academically eligible until her junior year; during the enforced lay-off, she sometimes practiced after the team had finishedan English (creative writing) major a good friend of veteran 400m hurdler LaTanya Sheffield, her coach's sister"She really motivates me. I use her as a guide and learn from what she has seen." After her breakthrough 2002 season, McKelvy received her first ever world ranking (#5) from Track & Field News.
2004: 6th in 60mH at adidas Boston Indoor Games (8.19)5th in 60mH at
Verizon Millrose Games (8.13)2nd in 100m at San Diego (11.50)2nd at adidas
Oregon in 100mH (12.76)3rd at Home Depot in 100mH (12.62).
2003: World Outdoor 100mH (12.67) bronze medalist... Runner-up at USA Outdoors (12.62)...1st at adidas Oregon Track Classic (12.93)2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (12.51)1st at Home Depot Invitational (12.58)1st at Oracle U.S. Open (12.60)1st at Mt. SAC in 100m (11.45)ranked #4 in the world (#2 U.S.) by T&FNbest of 12.51 in 100mH & 11.45 in 100m.
2002: 2nd at USA Outdoors (12.60PR)1st at Mt. SAC (12.86)1st at Modesto (12.94)1st at adidas Oregon Track Classic (12.73)2nd at Nike Prefontaine (12.51w)5th at Oracle U.S. Open (13.20)3rd in Lausanne (12.63)4th in Paris (12.70)ranked #5 in the world (#3 U.S.) by T&FNbest of 12.60.
2001: Did not compete.
2000: 4th at Mt. SAC (12.82)6th at Nike Prefontaine (12.83)did not compete at USA Outdoorsbest of 12.78 in Sheffield.
1999: 2nd at USA Outdoors (12.97) 4th at NCAA Outdoors (13.35w)4th at Goodwill Games (12.92)ranked #4 U.S. by T&FN. (12.67w)... 6th in quarters at World Champs (12.98)best of 12.67.
1998: Won WAC (13.18); 7th in 100m (11.83), 5th in 200m (23.87)best of 12.91.
1997: 2nd at WAC 100mH (13.29), 8th in both 100 and 200m; 9th at 100mH (13.36) at NCAA Outdoors5th in 100mH semi at USA Outdoors (13.39)best of 13.05.
1995-96: Ineligible; did not compete.
1994: 6th at California HS state meetbest of 14.37.
1993: 3rd at California HS state meetbest of 14.50.