In November of the 2018-2019 indoor season Ellis threw a massive PR of 60-3.5, a throw to put him at NC#4 All-Time Indoors. Until yesterday that would stand as his overall PR with a 60-0.25 coming for the 4A Indoor State Title later in the season.
Ellis had steadily been improving meet by meet thus far in the 2019 season. He started off a 53-5 climbing his way up to 56 feet, 58 feet and 59 feet respectively over his first 5 meet.
Coming into yesterday JDL Dual Team Challenge, Ellis sat at NC#2 with his 59-1.75 behind 4A rival Davin Vann (Cary) who threw 59-9 a week ago.
Continuing his hot streak, the West Forsyth senior had the best throw of his life so far with a 2 foot PR to land a 62-4 throw.
Ellis' mark is good for a new NC#1, US#3 and beats Jon Beyle's previous indoor state record by 6 inches!
Ellis has committed to throw at Wake Forest next year. His mark is good for NC#5 All-Time Indoors or Outdoors with Dennis Barron holding the overall record of 63-6.5 set in 1982. Their is more than a good chance Ellis challenges that mark before his high school career comes to a close.