Ellie McCartney is an Irish athlete, who specialized in the pole vault. She is a three-time National champion and a five-time National Indoor champion. Her personal best is 4.31m outdoors and 4.26m indoors.
Ellie McCartney was born on October 8, 1999. She started in athletics at an early age and quickly showed her talent, which she developed. She is a multiple national junior and youth champion.
Ellie McCartney started her competitive career in 2016, winning the gold at the Tullamore Irish U23/U20 Championships and Tullamore Irish Schools Championships, as well as the bronze at the Ashford SIAB Schools’ International.
Ellie McCartney won her first national titles in 2017, triumphing with the gold at the Athlone Irish Indoor Championships and later during the outdoor season at the Tullamore Irish Championships. During the season she won the pole vault gold at the Dublin AAI Games, Tullamore Irish U23/U20 Championships, and Athlone Irish U23/U20 Indoor Championships, as well as the bronze at the Belfast Northern Ireland Championships.
In 2018, Ellie McCartney won another national title at the Abbotstown Irish Indoor Championships. She also won the bronze at the Manchester International Match and the gold at the Tullamore Irish U20 Championships, Tullamore Ireland Schools Championships, and Athlone Irish U23/U20 Indoor Championships. She jumped 3.90m in Manchester, which was her personal best at that time.
In 2019, Ellie McCartney finally crossed the 4-meter level at England Athletics U20 / U23 Championships, winning the silver, and set a personal best of 4.01m at the Irish U23 Championships, winning the gold. She triumphed with the pole vault gold at the Santry Irish Championships and the silver at the BUCS Championships in Bedford and competed at the Sandnes European Athletics Team Championships First League and the AtletiCAGeneve, where missed the medals for a while.
In 2020, Ellie McCartney triumphed with the gold at the Irish Indoor Championships, Brunel Jumps & Throws Festival, Inter Varsity Meeting, South of England AA U20 / Senior Championships, Northern Ireland & Ulster Senior / U20 / U18 Championships, and JMO Consulting Invitational Pole Vault Meet.
Ellie McCartney competed at the Tallinn European Athletics U23 Championships in 2021 but did not qualify for the final. During the season she won the gold at the Loughborough Indoor Open, Manchester International, and Northern Ireland & Ulster Senior Championships, as well as the silver at the Manchester Invitational and National Athletics League Premier London North. She achieved twice the 4.15m.
In 2022, Ellie McCartney continued improving her results, which gave her a quota for the Birmingham XXII Commonwealth Games, where she finished 7th in the final with 4.25m. Earlier during the indoor season, she grabbed another national title at the Irish Indoor Championships, as well as the gold at the BUCS British University Championships. Later during the outdoor season, she grabbed the gold at the Belfast International EAP Meet, Loughborough Field Fest, and Clayton Invitational, as well as the silver at the Manchester High Jump & Pole Vault Challenge.
Ellie McCartney started the 2023 indoor season strongly by winning her fifth national title at the Irish Indoor Championships. She also earned the silver at the Loughborough Indoor Open and the gold at the Vault Cardiff, setting her personal best of 4.26m. During the outdoor season, Ellie McCartney triumphed with the gold at the Dublin Irish Championships, setting her personal best of 4.31m, and Chorzow European Athletics Team Championships Third Division.