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Saint Mary'es College Athletics

Cross Country

Nick Ellingson
Height: 5'11"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Algonquin, Ill.
High School: Jacobs
Experience: High School
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Ellingson Photos
Ellingson Videos

Collegiate Career Bests:

5000 meters: 14:46.64 **School Record

8000 meters (XC): 24:47 - 10/27/12 **Sophomore Record

10000 meters (XC): 31:04 - 11/9/12  **Sophomore Record

Saint Mary's Record Book:

5000 meters: 1st

8000 meters (XC): 3rd

10000 meters (XC): 2nd

At Saint Mary's: Intelligent athlete with a drive to succeed...consistent improvement will put him in the mix against top WCC and NCAA West Region competition

2012 (Sophomore): Breakout season saw sophomore class records fall in both 8K and 10K...ran as No. 2 Gael all season...improved place at WCC Championship meet by 33 points, finishing 28th overall (24:47) NCAA West Regionals, placed 76th overall in 31:04, the best place ever for a Saint Mary's sophomore…injury-shortened season that saw a new school record in the 5K…ran 14:46.64 at the Sacramento State Hornet Invitational to eclipse teammate Raj Pannu’s best set last spring…opened season with a very strong 8:30.5 3K at the Quad Meet, placing 4th. 

2011 (Freshman): Top freshman on the team and consistently finished in the top three for Saint Mary' race came at the Stanford Invitational where he placed 137th overall in 26:18...finished 61st place at first WCC Championships (27:27)...set Saint Mary's freshman record in the 10K at NCAA West Regionals (32:52)...ran fastest freshman 5K in school history (15:30.49) at Brutus Hamilton Invitational...placed 20th overall at Chico Twilight (15:36.40) in first collegiate 5K

High School: Comes from H.D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin, Ill. ...lettered every year in cross country and track & field... three time All-McHenry County performer in cross country and track & field...two time All-Fox Valley Conference performer in cross country and track & field...member of the McHenry County championship 4x800m relay team sophomore year...four time Sectional qualifier in cross country...First Team All-Area senior year...qualified for the IHSA state track & field championships...cross country team captain junior and senior year...two time Northwest Herald "Athlete of the Week" for northern Illinois...high school bests included 4:29 (1600m), 9:40 (3200m), and 15:36 (3 mile XC)

Personal: Born Nicholas Adam Ellingson...majoring in Finance and Computer his spare time he enjoys swimming, golfing, and watching movies