May 22, 2014

Jacob Ellis Repeats as All-American in 800 Meters at NCAA Championship

DELAWARE, Ohio - Bowdoin sophomore Jacob Ellis (Brattleboro, Vt.) collected his second All-American award of the year by placing third in the 800 meter finals at the NCAA Division III Championship Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan.

Ellis was with the lead group for the entire race and it came to the final stretch, as the top three runners were less than 3/4 of a second apart. Ellis, who finished in 1:51.37, was edged at the line by Andrew Carey of Johns Hopkins (1:50.62) and Mitchell Black of Tufts (1:51.30).

It is the highest finish in a nationals race for Ellis, who also earned All-American honors in the winter when he finished fifth in the indoor 800 meter race at NCAA's. This spring's result is also an improvement on last year's race when he finished fifth in the 800 at outdoor NCAA's.

Bowdoin's other male qualifier for NCAA's, Kevin Hoose, posted a time of 9:21.27 in the preliminaries of the 3000 meter steeplechase on Thursday. He recorded the 16th-best time and just missed out on qualifying for the finals (top-14) in the event.