Ellen Renk
Ellen Renk

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Peru, Ill.

High School:
LaSalle-Peru

Height:
5-6

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
03/23/1994


2012-13: Indoor- Competed at six meets in the long jump and triple jump... Leapt a season-best 17-08.25 (5.39m) at the MAC Championships (2/23) in the long jump... Posted a mark of 17-04.75 (5.30m) at the Cyclone Holiday Preview (12/7) to claim third place in her collegiate debut... Also earned a third place finish in the triple jump at Iowa State... Recorded a 37-05.50 (11.41m) mark in the triple jump at the Indiana Relays (1/25)... Leapt 17-04.25 (5.29m) in the long jump at Indiana... Earned a season-high second place finish in the triple jump at the Illini Open (1/12), reaching 37-02.25 (11.33m), along with a fourth place performance in the long jump... Earned a fifth place finish at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/15) to complete her indoor campaign.Outdoor- Competed at one meet, the Bulls Invitational (3/15), during the outdoor season... Placed fifth in the triple jump with a 35-02.00 (10.71m) leap... Jumped 15-08.75 (4.79m) in the long jump to take 22nd.

High School: Earned all-state, all-area and all-conference honors each of her first three seasons at LaSalle-Peru High School... Took third place in both the long jump and triple jump at the 2011 Illinois Class 2A state championships with personal bests of 18-01.50 and 37-10.25, respectively... Won the long and triple jumps at the 2011 Peoria Journal-Star Honor Roll Meet for LaSalle-Peru, which honors the top athletes in central Illinois... Won the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference indoor title in the triple jump and long jump... Won 10 event titles (six triple jump, four long jump) during her junior season with the Lady Cavaliers... Failed to finish lower than third in the triple jump at each of LaSalle-Peru's 14 meets in the 2011 season... Scored 20 of LPHS's 28 team points at the conference's 2011 indoor meet and 16 of their 26 points at the 2011 outdoor conference meet... Placed third in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump at the 2010 state championship meet... Qualified for the state track & field meet as a freshman in 2009... Holds school records in the long jump, triple jump and pole vault... Will serve as the team captain for the third-straight season in 2012... Also a member of LPHS' soccer and basketball teams... Earned second team all-conference honors on the hardwood after the 2010-11 season and holds the school record for most steals in a game... Named an Illinois State Scholar.

Personal: Born March 23, 1994 in Peru, Illinois... Daughter of Jim and Cathy Renk... Undecided on a major... Mother played basketball at Nebraska-Kearney and is a member of the school's hall of fame... Older brother is a safety on the Minnesota-Duluth football team... Active volunteer through her church's youth group and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Long Jump 17-08.25 2/23/2012 Long Jump 15-08.75 3/15/2013
Triple Jump 37-05.50 1/25/2013 Triple Jump 35-02.00 3/15/2013
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