Cal Poly Pomona track athlete named top performer of week

Justin Ellerbee

Cal Poly Pomona junior Justin Ellerbee has been selected the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week for Apr. 7-13.

Ellerbee continued his 2014 undefeated streak in the pole vault this past Saturday at the Pomona Pitzer Invitational in Claremont.

He posted a first-place height of 16-10.75, which not only broke his own school record but also surpassed the automatic qualifying height for nationals.

He ranks third nationally and already has qualified for the D-II National Championships to be held May 22-24 in Allendale, Mich.

CCAA Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week
Feb. 24-Mar. 2: Matt Horsfall (Humboldt State)
Mar. 3-9: Michael Souza (Chico State)
Mar. 10-16: Nash Howe (UC San Diego)
Mar. 17-23: Fred Rosser (Humboldt State)
Mar. 24-30: Gregory Veals (Cal State L.A.)
Mar. 31-Apr. 6: Alex McGuirk (Chico State)
Apr. 7-13: Justin Ellerbee (Cal Poly Pomona)