Feb 20, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes guard Alex Rogers (14) beats Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Wally Ellenson (3) to a loose ball at the Schottenstein Center. Ohio State won the game 71-45. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Gopher basketball's Ellenson begins practice with track and field

Now that the Gopher men’s basketball season is over, freshman Wally Ellenson will refocus his attention to the track and field team.

Ellenson, a state champion high jumper from Rice Lake, Wisc., had his first practice with the track and field team as a high jumper.

While Ellenson didn’t see a lot of time on the court this season, he will likely set his mark as a high jumper for the Gophers.

In his senior year, Ellenson cleared 7-foot-1, which was just a couple inches shy of the Olympic trail qualifier.

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