Pembroke Pines, FL (September 2, 2021) - Please join The City of Pembroke Pines in recognizing Pines resident and Track and Field Olympian Kendall Ellis at a Pembroke Pines City Commission Meeting being held on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm for her stellar accomplishments in earning both the Bronze and Gold medals at the recent Tokyo Olympics. Ellis, 25, helped the United States win the first track and field medal of the Tokyo Olympics, competing for Team USA in both the inaugural 4x4 mixed relay, as well as the prelims for the women’s 4x4 relay.
“It was an honor to represent my country at the highest stage and get to compete in the Olympic Games,” said Ellis. “It’s an experience I’ll forever be proud of, and to come back home with two medals was a full circle moment.”
Kendall was born in Pembroke Pines, FL on March 8, 1996 to Wanda and Sam Ellis. She was a Pembroke Pines resident up until college, attending the PPCES and PPCMS West campuses. She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 2014, the University of Southern California in 2017, and Devry Keller Graduate School in 2021 with a Master’s degree in Business.
Kendall is a 14 time Division 1 All-American, 5 time PAC-12 conference champion, 4 time NCAA champion, collegiate and American record holder and both a 2 time World Champion and Olympic medalist.
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