at NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round
at NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships
2014 Indoors: Saw action at two meets, both in the shot put … Placed 11th at the Lobo Collegiate Invitational with a toss of 38-7 ¾ (11.78 meters) before improving his distance at the New Mexico Classic with a 17th-place toss of 39-5 ¾ (12.03).
2014 Outdoors: Did not compete
2013 Indoors: Did not compete
2013 Outdoors: Competed at six meets, primarily in the javelin ... At the first two meets of the season, threw the javelin 185-5 (56.52m) at the UTEP Springtime Invitational and 170-7 (52.01m) at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational, winning at UTEP and taking fourth at the Don Kirby ... Competed in the shot put (fourth, 36-6 3/4); the discus (ninth, 119-0); the hammer throw (seventh, 91-8); and javelin (fourth, 176-11) at the Air Force Triangular ... At a pair of meets in California, tossed the spear 173-0 (52.74m) at the Beach Invitational (placing 19th) and 178-11 (54.53m) at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (fifth) ... Just missed on scoring at the Mountain West Championships, placing ninth with a javelin mark of 174-1 (53.07m).
2012 Indoors: Competed once, at the New Mexico Invitational, placing ninth in the shot put with a 38-2 mark.
2012 Outdoors: Participated at six meets, all in the javelin ... Opened with a career-best mark of 197-7 at the UTEP Invitational, placing third ... Claimed a pair of ninth-place finished at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational (172-5) and Beach Invitational (194-3) ... Took eighth at the UTEP Invitational, throwing the spear 176-11 ... Posted a seventh-place mark of 185-7 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... Capped the season off with an eight-place performance at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, marking a distance of 177-11.
2011 Indoors: Recorded a 33'-4.5" shot put at the New Mexico Invitational in the shot put, finishing 13th, unattached.
2011 Outdoors: Competed in six meets throughout the season, all in the javelin ... Had a season best throw of 189'-4" (57.70m) at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational at UC Berkeley, good for fifth place ... Posted his second-best season mark at the UNM Tailwind Invitational, with a 55.20 meter throw, earning him a third-place finish (his highest finish all season along with the UTEP Invite) ... Member of the Mountain West Conference team with a performance of 6th place in javelin.
Threw javelin in participating in track and field for coach Don Banks ... Threw 165' his freshman year, 167' his sophomore year, 172' his junior year and 189' his senior year ... District champ junior year and both District and State champion senior year ... Also lettered in football and wrestling ... 2-time District Champion in wrestling ... All-District and All-State defensive end and punter ... Named best male athlete at Mayfield High School ... Named as MVP in both track and wrestling.
Full name is Aaron Michael Ellis ... Son of Don, a teacher/coach, and Nancy, a herbalife supervisor ... Has one brother, Paul ... Born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida ... Father ran track at Eastern New Mexico University ... Hobbies include sports, playing with his dog, and playing Call of Duty ... Favorite food is Teriyaki Chicken Pasta ... Favorite athlete is Andrew Thorkildsen ... Major is Exercise Science.
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol