Wally Ellenson
Wally Ellenson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Rice Lake, Wis

High School:
Rice Lake HS

Event:
High Jump


06/16/2014

Gophers Celebrate Five All-Americans

Minnesota totaled 13.50 team points at the national championships to finish 17th - the program's best finish at the meet since 2004.

06/14/2014

Simons Finishes Seventh in 1,500

All five Gophers that qualified for the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships earned All-America honors.

06/13/2014

Ellenson Second, Howard Ninth at NCAAs

Minnesota closes out the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday with John Simons competing in the men's 1,500 meter finals.

06/12/2014

Lehman Finishes 10th, Simons Advances

The Golden Gophers continue to compete at the NCAA championships on Friday with Wally Ellenson and Dominique Howard set to compete.

06/10/2014

NCAA Championships Preview

Minnesota will send five student-athletes to Eugene, Ore., this week for the NCAA Championships.

Personal Records:

High Jump -- 2.20 meters/7-02.50 ft. (2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships)

National/International:

Won a gold medal at the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia with a high jump of 2.16 meters (7-1 ft.)•earned a silver medal at the 2013 U.S. Junior Championships in the high jump with a 7-00.50 (2.15m) mark.

2013 Indoor Season:

Did not compete• was a member of the Gopher men's basketball program.

2013 Outdoor Season:

First Team All-American • tied for eighth at theNCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the high jump with a 7-02.50 (2.20m) mark • finished third at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a high jump of 2.12 meters (6-11.50 ft.) •landed a 2.12 meter (6-11.50 ft.) jump to finish fifth at the Drake Relays •finished second at the Iowa Musco Invitational with a jump of 2.11 meters (6-09.25 ft.) •took seventh in high jump at the John McDonnell Invitational with a 6-07 1/2 (2.01m) mark • USTFCCCA All-Academic honors• won a gold medal at the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia with a high jump of 2.16 meters (7-1 ft.)•earned a silver medal at the 2013 U.S. Junior Championships in the high jump with a 7-00.50 (2.15m) mark.

High School:

A graduate of Rice Lake High School •a two-time Wisconsin Division 1 state champion in the high jump • his state-record jump of seven feet, one inch in the 2012 regional meet was the nation's best by a high school athlete, and only two inches shy of an Olympic Trials qualifier • also owns Rice Lake school records in long jump (22-6) and triple jump (44-2)• also played basketball at Rice Lake and holds the school scoring record at 1,356 in three years with the program.

Personal:

Son of John and Holly Ellenson • born May 4, 1994 • has three siblings: Ellwood, Henry, and Ella • enrolled in the Collge of Liberal Arts • undecided on a major.

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