Stewart Ellington came to Knoxville to compete for the University of
Tennessee track and field team, where he achieved All-American
honors in cross-country and track. In 1994 he finished 18th at the NCAA
Cross-Country Championships earning All-American honors. In 1995 he earned
All-American honors in the 10k and 5k at the NCAA Outdoor Track &
Field Championships. In 1996 he was an NCAA Indoor Track All-American
in the 5k with a time of 13:55, finishing 4th.
In 1995 Ellington was honored by UT teammates by being awarded the Jon
Young Memorial Captains Award. He was also a four-time Academic
Ellington continued his post collegiate running career dominating KTC
events locally, and competing in national competitions. Since graduation
from UT Ellington has proved his running versatility by excelling in races
of various distances, from the mile to the marathon. Ellington currently
holds thirty-three Tennessee single-age state records in distances from
the mile to the marathon, holding the second most records in the state.
Some of his accomplishments include:
• Second in his age-group and eighth overall in the prestigious 1998
Gate River Run 15k in Jacksonville, Florida in a time of 46:22.
• In 2007 Ellington recorded his personal best marathon time of 2:23:55
at the AT&T Austin Marathon.
• First in his age-group (30-34) and fifth overall in the 2007 Kentucky
Derby Festival Marathon in a time of 2:27.
• Winner of the KTC Grand Prix award in 2008 and 2010, and runner-up
• In the 2009 and 2010 Chicago Marathons, Ellington finished 4th and
5th respectively in his age group (35-39), with outstanding times of 2:24
• In 2009 at the Tom King half-marathon in Nashville, Ellington recorded
his personal best time of 1:07:13.
Some of Ellingtons greatest accomplishments representing KTC were
his strong legs in leading KTC to 3rd place in the nationally famous Hood
to Coast Relay in Oregon, where only the Nike and Brooks team of professional
runners beat KTC. In 2011 Ellington was an important part of the KTC team
that won the 200 mile, two day, Hood to Coast Relay, upsetting the shoe
company sponsored pros.
Ellingtons Hall of Fame legacy will be highlighted by his memorable
back-to-back wins of the Knoxville Marathon in 2008 and 2009.The Ellington
family includes wife Tammy and his two children, Grey and Reid, and Ellington
has accomplished all of his disciplined training and national competition
while employed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) with
AMAET Anesthesia Group at Parkwest Hospital. He has been an active, contributing
member of our Club, always cheering on other runners after he has crossed
the finish line.