Wally Ellenson  
Wally Ellenson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Rice Lake, Wis

High School:
Rice Lake HS

Event:
High Jump


04/10/2014

Gophers Win Nine at Hamline

Minnesota returns to action this weekend at the Sun Angel Track Classic in Tempe, Ariz., and the Holst Invitational in St. Paul.

03/23/2014

Gophers Win Three in Tempe

The Gophers also totaled four second-place finishes at the meet.

03/01/2014

Simons Adds Big Ten Indoor Mile Title

The Hartland, Wis., native gave Minnesota its second Big Ten title of the meet after Zach Siegmeier's win in the pole vault on Friday.

02/21/2014

Lehman Re-Sets School Record at Snowshoe

The Gophers tallied nine individual titles on Friday in the team's final home meet of 2014.

02/21/2014

Lehman Re-Sets School Record at Snowshoe

The Gophers tallied nine individual titles on Friday in the team's final home meet of 2014.

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.