Ellingson named IIAC Athlete of the Week

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INDIANOLA - Track and field athlete Catie Ellingson earned Iowa Conference Athlete of the Week honors for the period ending March 6, 2011, the league office announced Tuesday.

Ellingson, a senior middle distance runner from Indianola, Iowa, picked up IIAC Track Athlete of the Week honors for the second week in a row. On Saturday, she shattered her own school record in the mile with a time of 4:49.58 at the ISU Cyclone Last Chance Meet. The time, which converts 4:51.38 on a non-banked track, ranks second in Division III this season and automatically qualified Ellingson for the NCAA Division III Championships.

She set the previous Simpson record of 4:57.97 at last week's IIAC Championships.

The three-time All-American will compete in the Mile Run at this weekend's NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship in Columbus, Ohio.

For a full list of participants, meet schedule and more, visit the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship webpage.

Iowa Conference Release