Year: Senior
Hometown: North Andover, Mass.
High School: St. Johnís Prep


Career Honors:
Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2018).

2019 (Senior): 

  • Member of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

2018 (Junior):

  • Ran a season-best 8K time of 27:37.8 at the Nassaney Invitational, finishing in 67th place (9/8).
  • Opened the year with a 40th-place finish against UNH and Providence, running a 5K time of 17:05.69 (9/1).
  • Finished 131st overall at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational, running a time of 28:16.77 (9/15).
  • Rounded out the year with a 54th-place finish in the Coaches’ Division race at the IC4A Championships, running a 4.97-mile time of 26:42 (11/17).

2017 (Sophomore):

  • Competed in the 5k, 8k and five-mile run. 
  • Ran a career-best time in the 5k (16:49) at the UNH Cross Country Invitational. 
  • Posted a season-best time in the 8k (28:21) at the Paul Short Invitational.
  • Ran the five mile in 29:22 at the National Catholic Invitational.

2016 (Freshman):

  • Posted season-best 8k time of 27:14 at the Shriner Invitational on Sept. 17.
  • Also ran the 8k in 28:20 at the Nassaney Invitational, 28:33 at the Paul Short Invitational, 28:34.61 at the New England Championship and 30:11 at the IC4A Championship.
  • Ran the 5k in 17:32 versus New Hampshire and Providence.

 Before Holy Cross:

  • Ran two years of varsity cross country at St John’s Prep under head coach John Boyle, serving as team captain during his senior year.
  • Named 2015 Catholic Conference All-Star, recording a personal-best time of 16:53 in the 5K.
  • Selected as Salem Evening News Honorable Mention (2015).
  • Also ran two years of indoor and outdoor track under head coaches Ray Carey and Zach Lankow.
  • Earned Indoor Track Coach’s Award.
  • Additionally selected as Salem Evening News Honorable Mention (2016) for outdoor track.
  • Named 2016 Conference All-Star.
  • Ran the two-mile in 9:56 to earn 2016 Two-Mile Conference Champion recognition.
  • Team was Eastern Mass. Division I outdoor track runner-ups in 2016.
  • Recorded personal-best time of 4:44 in the one-mile.
  • A member of the National Honor Society.


  • Son of Bob and Kristin Skelley.
  • Has one brother (Jamison) and one sister (Mikaela).
  • Majoring in economics.

Skelley's Top Performances

Year Event Time Meet (Date)
2017 5k 16:49 UNH Cross Country Invitational (9/2)
2016 8k 27:14 UMass Dartmouth Invitational (9/17)
2017 5 mile 29:22 National Catholic Invitational (9/15)
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