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ELLEN DAVIS IS TWO-SPORT ALL-AMERICAN IN 2005-06 - 15th IN X-C AND FOURTH IN 5k INDOORS

 

Ellen Davis        Ellen Davis '07 became a two-sport All-American in 2005-06 as she finished 15th of 213 runners in the NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championship and fourth in the 5k event at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track Championships.  It was her second All-America honor in indoor track as she was eighth in the 5k a year earlier.  Davis qualified provisionally in the 5k for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships and would have made the national field but elected not to participate due to a hamstring injury.
        Qualifying as an individual for the national cross-country meet by placing seventh of 281 entrants at the New England Division III meet, Davis made her third consecutive trip to the NCAAs.  Last year she finished 54th at the NCAAs and was 67th in 2004.
        She earned her first All-America honor indoors in 2005 when she finished eighth in the 5,000-meter race at the NCAA Division III meet.  She also competed in the 5k outdoors in 2005, placing 12th. 
        With the top qualifying time in the country during the 2005-06 indoor campaign, Davis set a team record with a 16:46.61 clocking.  She went on to place fourth at Nationals in a time of 17:11.03.  She also set team records in the 3k (9:54.55) and the mile (5:03.83) during the indoor campaign.  Her top 5k outdoor time of 17:14.16 ranked her 14th nationally and would have put her in the NCAAs but a hamstring injury put her on the sideline most of the outdoor season.
      In addition to her accolades on the track and cross-country course, Davis earned academic all-NESCAC honors both in indoor and outdoor track and was selected as a second-team choice for the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine District I Academic All-America squad.

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