Ellingboe captures fifth career NAIA All-American honor
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:18 AM
MARION, Ind. – Senior Kortney Ellingboe (Hamilton, Ill.) finished her running career with the Olivet Nazarene University women’s track team with much of the same success she had throughout. Ellingboe captured eighth place, and her fifth career NAIA All-American honors, in the 5000m run at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University from May 23-25.
Ellingboe gave the Tigers their only point in the team standings, finishing 53rd of the 60 teams competing. Indiana Institute of Technology captured their first title with 122 points, followed by Oklahoma Baptist University with 82.5 and British Columbia with 51.
Ellingboe crossed the finish line at 17:35.61. Karlee Coffey of Eastern Oregon University captured the title, crossing in 16:47.38.
The future of the Tiger 4X400m relay team looks bright as the young squad – two freshmen, a sophomore and a junior – missed medaling by just .54 of a second. Sophomore Kamaria Goedhart (Rochester, Minn.), junior Rachel Carman (Keokuk, Iowa) and freshmen Peyton Kirkland (Lindenhurst, Ill.) and Kalla Gold (Eureka, Ill.) finished at 3:51.39.
The Tigers will rest and recuperate over the summer. The indoor track and field season will begin in January 2014. Olivet is scheduled to host the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCAA) Indoor National Championships in late February as well as their second annual NAIA/NCAA DIII Challenge in mid-January.