Wednesday Jun 24 2009
Roseville's Elliott is the PT athlete of the month
By: Press Tribune sports staff
Big voter turnout for sophomore jumper
After a tight early race, Roseville High long and triple jumper Chelsee Elliott pulled away from the competition as Press Tribune readers voted her the final athlete of the month for the recently concluded school year. She received two-thirds of the more than 600 votes cast. The sophomore exploded on the local track and field scene this season, capturing Sierra Foothill League titles in both the long jump and triple jump. Elliott carried her amazing success beyond the league level, qualifying for the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet by winning the triple jump and finishing second in the long jump at the section’s Division II finals. Elliott turned in fifth and seventh place results at the Masters, leaving her just short of a trip to the state meet, but with two years to go, her performances this month shine a light on a bright future.