SFA’s Branson Ellis wins pole vault gold, makes history at NCAA Championships

Branson Ellis (SFA Athletics)
Branson Ellis (SFA Athletics)(SFA Athletics)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 12:06 AM CDT
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EUGENE, Oregon (KTRE) - SFA’s Branson Ellis made history on Day 1 of the NCAA Track and Field Championships, by becoming the first ever national champion at the outdoor meet from SFA.

Ellis finished first in the men’s pole vault. Ellis won with a height of 5.70m, or 18-8¼ feet.

This is the first outdoor championship by an SFA athlete. It was a big improvement for Ellis, who finished 11th in the 2019 championships.

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