GENEVA, Ohio – Juniors Taylor Amann, Georgia Ellenwood, and sophomore Ebony McClendon led the Wisconsin women's track and field team during the first day of the 2017 Big Ten Conference Indoor Championships on Friday at the SPIRE Institute.
"This was a fantastic day both for the men and the women," Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Mick Byrne said.
Ellenwood had a thrilling, come-from-behind win in the women's pentathlon, finishing the day with a season-best score of 4,122 points.
"It's amazing!" Ellenwood said. "I've been waiting a long time for this because the last few years it's been tough. It feels really good to get it even though I wish my point total was a little bit higher. I always have to work for it no matter what, it's never easy. I'm just happy to come out with the win today."
The Langley, British Columbia, native started the day strong, running a season-best 8.68 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles. A second-place showing, clearing 5 feet, 8 1/2 inches, in the high jump helped propel her into second after two events.
In the shot put, Ellenwood threw 39-8 1/2 and took the lead with just two events to go. A jump of 17-11 1/2 in the long jump moved her back down to second with one event to go.
"It always happens," Ellenwood explained. "I'm always down going into the 800 and that's why I do the 800 training I do because it always comes down to it."
The training paid off, as Ellenwood ran a blazing 2:15.75 in the 800 meters to secure the conference pentathlon crown with a score of 4,122.
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