University of Iowa Athletics

Katie Ellis

Class Fr.
Hometown Barrington, Ill.
High School Wauconda

2008 — Indoor – led team in 1,000 meters (3:07.75)… ran collegiate-best mile (5:13.18) at Jack Johnson Classic… runner-up in mile (5:16.99) at Iowa Invite… Outdoor – anchored team-leading 3,200-meter relay (9:14.66) at Drake Relays… ran collegiate-best 1,500 meters (4:45.12) at Iowa Invite… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – ran season-best 3,000 meters (11:26) at Iowa Invite.

2007 — Indoor – won mile (5:15.32) at Iowa Invite… Outdoor – placed fifth in 1,500 meters (4:48.60) at Aztec Classic… Cross Country – placed 21st with a collegiate-best 14:48 (4,000 meters) at Hawkeye Invite… placed 45th (18:25-5,000 meters) at Auburn Invite… placed 78th with a collegiate-best 22:35 (6,000 meters) at Big Ten Championships… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2006 — Cross Country – placed eighth at Early Bird Invite (15:45-4,000 meters), 18th at Auburn Invite (17:45-5,000 meters) and 22nd at Hawkeye Open (10:57-3,000 meters)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

High School — two-time conference and sectional champion… six-time all-conference, five-time all-section and two-time all-state in track… placed sixth in 3,200 meters (11:13) and ninth in 1,600 meters (5:17) at state meet sophomore year… four-time all-conference in cross country, earning all-region and all-section honors senior year… three-time cross country and two-time track team MVP … set school records in 800 meters (2:18.3), 1,600 meters (5:08.7), 3,200 meters (11:02.5), cross country three miles (17:57), cross country 5,000 meters (19:14) and as part of 3,200-meter relay (10:21.9)… Illinois state scholar… academic all-state and all-conference… National Honor Society member… coached by Al Willhoit and Chuck Neary.

Personal — born July 13, 1988… daughter of Steve and Nancy Ellis… sister, Jenny, runs track and cross country at Olivet Nazarene… English and cinema major.

Ellis’ Collegiate Best Times

Event Time Meet Date
1,000 Meters (I) 3:07.75 at Meyo Invite 2/9/08
1,500 Meters (O) 4:45.12 Iowa Invite 4/19/08
Mile (I) 5:12.58 at Jack Johnson Classic 1/26/08
3,000 Meters(CC) 10:57 Hawkeye Open 9/9/06
4,000 Meters(CC) 14:48 Hawkeye Invite 9/15/07
5,000 Meters(CC) 17:45 at Auburn Invite 9/30/06
6,000 Meters(CC) 22:35 at Big Ten Championships 10/29/07