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Jon Ellis

Sport:
Track & Field (Inducted: 1998-99)

Jon Ellis

An outstanding late bloomer, Jon Ellis `54 didn't start throwing discus until he was in college, but in 1953 he was named a track and field All-American.


His senior year in 1954, he became the IC4A discus champion, placing him atop all of the other collegiate competitors in the region. In 1957, he went on to break the discus world record with a toss of 191 feet, two and a half feet further than the previous record.

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