The two biggest roars of the day came from the crowds that surrounded the triple jump runaway at Friday's NJSIAA Group Championships at Central Regional in Bayville.
Kelley-Gordon's 48-3 1/2 is No. 2 in the state this season, and broke the Group 2 mark of 47-9 set in 208 by Chris Phipps of Lodi and matched by Justin Gladden of Manasquan last year.
While happy with the win and the record, Kelley-Gordon was far from satisfied.
"I look at what other guys in other states are doing, and I see guys going 50 and 51,'' said Kelley-Gordon. "That's where I want to be, and I know I have it in me. I know what I'm doing wrong and I know what I need to work on. I really feel I'm so close to getting 50. That's my goal and I hope to get it next week (at the Meet of Champions).''