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Katie Ellis
Katie Ellis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Barrington, IL

High School:
Wauconda

Event:
Distance

2009 -- Indoor - runner-up in mile with a collegiate-best 5:05.84... also ran collegiate best 3,000 meters (10:06.59) at Iowa State Classic... placed 18th in 3,000 meters (10:32.92) at Big Ten Championships and 11th in mile (5:06.65) at Jack Johnson Classic... Outdoor - ran collegiate-best 1,500 meters (4:42.22) at Messersmith Invite... ran third leg on team-leading distance medley relay (12:11.56) at Drake Relays... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner... Cross Country - placed 13th at Hawkeye Invite with a collegiate-best 3,000 meters (10:55)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2008 -- Indoor - led team in 1,000 meters (3:07.75)... ran season-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 season-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... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors.

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... English and cinema major.

Ellis' Collegiate Best Times
Event Time Meet Date
1,000 Meters (I)3:07.75at Meyo Invite2/9/08
1,500 Meters (O)4:42.22at Messersmith Invite4/18/09
Mile (I)5:05.84Iowa Invite2/20/09
3,000 Meters(I)10:06.59at Iowa State Classic2/13/09
3,000 Meters(CC)10:55Hawkeye Invite 9/4/09
4,000 Meters(CC)14:48Hawkeye Invite9/15/07
5,000 Meters(CC)17:45at Auburn Invite9/30/06
6,000 Meters(CC)22:35at Big Ten Championships10/29/07
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