Ellenson Wins Gold in Colombia
Wally Ellenson

Aug 26, 2013

In his first international track and field competition, Minnesota sophomore Wally Ellenson captured gold on Sunday in the high jump at the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia. 

The Rice Lake, Wis., All-American cleared 2.16 meters (7-1 ft.) on his first attempt of the day and never looked back as torrential downpours rained down on Alfonso Galvis Duque Stadium. 

"It's surreal," Ellenson said. "(Winning a gold medal) was the goal throughout the whole competition, and I'm just thankful I was able to do it." 

Ellenson contributed one of 16 gold medals for the U.S. team, which led all competing nations with a total of  39 medals at the 17th Pan American Junior Championships. 


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Traffic Advisory: Busy Weekend on Campus

2/23/2017

Fans are advised to plan extra time for travel and parking on campus this Friday and Saturday due to multiple events taking place.

Black History Month: Al Nuness

2/23/2017

In honor of Black History Month, Gopher Athletics is celebrating those who made us great.

Minnesota Beats No. 24 Maryland 89-75

2/22/2017

Dupree McBrayer scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and Minnesota beat struggling No. 24 Maryland 89-75 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight victory.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics