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
|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|