Women's Track & Field
Ellen Ekholm - Women's Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • Hometown Gothenburg, Sweden
  • High school Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet

PR: 6’0″/1.83m

  • Two-Time Second Team All-America – High Jump (2018 outdoor, 2019 indoor)
  • SEC Bronze Medal (2019 Indoor High Jump)
  • Indoor High Jump School Record
  • SEC First-Year Honor Roll (2016-17)

2018-19 (Junior)

  • SEC Bronze Medal in the high jump
  • Second Team All-America after she placed ninth in the high jump at the 2019 NCAA Championships
  • Won with a PB-tying 6’0”/1.83m while also tying the indoor school record at the Razorback Invitational on Jan. 25, 2019
  • Won the Tiger Paw Invite on Feb. 9, 2019 with a jump of 5’11.5”

2017-18 (Sophomore)

  • NCAA Championships qualifier in the high jump where she placed 10th
  • Scored two points at SECs placing seventh
  • Jumped a season best 6’0″/1.83, tying her PR, to win at National Relays.


  • Placed sixth at SEC’s with a season best 5’10.75″/1.80m
  • Placed second at the McCravy.

2016-17 (Freshman)

  • NCAA Championships qualifier in the high jump where she placed 14th
  • SEC All-Freshman team after placing seventh at the Conference meet
  • Jumped a season best 5’11.5″/1.82m to qualify for the NCAA Championships at East Prelims in Lexington
  • Represented Sweden at the European U23 Championships in Poland


  • SEC All-Freshman team as top rookie finisher at conference meet with a fourth-place finish

Prior to UK
Claimed bronze at the 2015 European Under-20 Championships competing for Sweden as she cleared a personal best 6’0”/1.83 meters to earn bronze after winning the Swedish U20 national title earlier that year… 2016 Swedish U22 Champion in 2016

Full name:Ellen Linnéa Josefine Ekholm
Pronunciation: Ek-Holm
Parents: Bengt and Marie
Has three older siblings: Jennie, Frida and Emelie
Majoring in Marketing and management
SAAC Representative for the Women’s Track and Field team

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