Hamza Ali
Hamza  Ali

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Minneapolis, Minn.

High School:
Washburn HS

Event:
Distance


04/28/2018

Houston Earns Triple Jump Title in Arkansas

The Gophers finished sixth out of 16 teams in the relay competitions as Minnesota competed in four of the seven relays, totaling 13 points.

03/17/2018

Houston, Lockard and Basten Lead ‘U’ at ASU

The Maroon & Gold were led runner-up showings by Sammie Houston in the triple jump, Ryan Lockard in the high jump and Alec Basten in the 2,000 meter steeplechase.

02/10/2018

Gophers Kick Off Iowa State Classic

Obsa Ali nearly matched his personal record in the 5,000 meters as the Gophers opened competition in Ames.

04/22/2017

Gophers Claim Six Titles at Stanford

Meanwhile, four unattached Gopher freshmen picked up titles at Concordia-St. Paul's Holst Invitational on Saturday at SeaFoam Stadium in St. Paul.

03/26/2017

Ali, Plasencia Rep ‘U’ At World XC Championships

Ali finished 52nd overall in the men’s U20 race, clocking a time of 26:14 for the eight-kilometer race at the Kololo Independence Grounds.

PRONUNCIATION:



HIGH SCHOOL
A 2016 graduate of Minneapolis Washburn High School • a two-time all-state honoree, a 13-time all-conference and all-city selection • a three-time Minneapolis City Conference champion (won back-to-back 1,600-meter titles in 2015 and 2016, also won the 3,200-meter title in 2016) • helped the school to back-to-back state cross country titles in 2015 and 2016 as well as four-straight state track & field titles from 2013-16 • owns the Minneapolis Washburn High School record in both the 1,600 meters (4:13.48) and the 3,200 meters (9:13.43) • earned a total of 11 letters (five in track, four in cross country, two in wrestling) • competed for coaches Curtis Johnson, Chris Lundstrom, Kenan Moore, Mike Anderson, Austin Miller and Kacie Larson • earned the All City Academic Athletic Award and was a member of the honor roll • honored with the Superintendent Coin of Excellence.

PERSONAL
Born March 15, 1998 • native of Minneapolis, Minn. • has eight siblings • lists his most memorable sports experience as winning the Minneapolis Park Board Recreational U-18 basketball title • also enjoys baking, reading and playing video games • plans to study pre-neuroscience.

MORE HEADLINES

Three 'U' Alums Set for USATF Championships

Three 'U' Alums Set for USATF Championships

6/20/2018 - M. Track & Field

Representing the Maroon & Gold are Sean Donnelly in the hammer throw, Harun Abda in the 800 meters and Hassan Mead in the 1,500 meters.

Obsa Ali Captures NCAA Steeplechase Crown

Obsa Ali Captures NCAA Steeplechase Crown

6/8/2018 - M. Track & Field

Ali claimed the program's first national championship in the steeplechase by breaking his own school record at 8:32.23 on Friday night at Hayward Field.

Ali Advances to NCAA Steeplechase Final

Ali Advances to NCAA Steeplechase Final

6/6/2018 - M. Track & Field

Competing at historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Ali led the semifinal field with a time of 8:39.17 on Wednesday to advance to Friday's final at 7:54 p.m. CT.

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