Obsa Ali
Obsa  Ali

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Richfield, Minn.

High School:
Richfield HS

Event:
Distance


06/13/2017

Three Gophers Named All-Americans

Wieland was named a First Team All-American while Roese and Ali represented the Gophers as Second Team All-Americans.

06/07/2017

Wieland Leads NCAA Decathlon Field

Meanwhile, the Maroon & Gold locked up a pair of Second Team All-America honors on Wednesday from Nate Roese and Obsa Ali.

05/27/2017

4x100 Meter Relay Breaks School Record

The Minnesota 4x100 meter relay squad of Jordan Charles, Brad Neumann, Jordan Webb and Luca Wieland clocked a 39.80 to finish 16th in the event while the mark just edged the previous University of Minnesota record from 2000 when Matt Taylor, Steve Burkholder, Adam Freed and Fred Rodgers ran a 39.95.

05/26/2017

Three Gophers Punch Tickets to NCAA Championships

Mitch Hechsel and Nate Roese both clocked personal records in the 800 meters and Obsa Ali added a sixth-place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase to qualify for the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships next month in Eugene, Ore.

05/25/2017

Three Gophers Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals

Mitch Hechsel and Nate Roese advanced in the 800 meters while Derek Wiebke moved on in the 1,500 meters.

06/08/2017

NCAA Championships

NCAA Championships

02/26/2017

Big Ten Indoor Championships

Big Ten Indoor Championships

05/15/2016

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Day Three)

2016 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Day Three)

04/28/2016

2016 Drake Relays (Day One)

2016 Drake Relays (Day One)

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Ali's Personal Records

2015 | FRESHMAN SEASON

Indoor:
Ran in the 1 Mile Run unattached placing 5th with a time of 4:11.09 at the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic. Outdoor: At the 2015 Hamline Invitational, placed 5th unattached in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:55.75 • unattached at the Musco Twilight Invitational won the 3000 meters with a time of 8:17.59.

HIGH SCHOOL

A 2014 graduate of Richfield High School • a two-time Nike All-American in cross country • ended his prep career with seven total medals in state cross country and track & field competition • won the 2014 Minnesota State AA cross country title as a senior with a time of 15:15 after finishing second at the meet as a junior • also won the 2014 state 3,200 meter title with a new all-time record of 8:57 as a junior in track • was a two-time all-state honorary in cross country and a three-time all-state honorary in track & field • earned a total of nine all-conference accolades as a prep (four in track & field, two in cross country, two in wrestling and one in soccer) • holds Richfiled High School records for the 5,000 meters (14:57) and the 3,200 meters (8:57) • a two-time high school individual champion at the Roy Griak Invitational.

PERSONAL
Born Feb. 17, 1996 • son of Hadia Borou • Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota. • High School: Richfield. • has two brothers • major is Undecided. • was All-State in cross country twice and in track three times. • holds the high school record in the 3200 meter and 5000 meter.

MORE HEADLINES

Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday

10/17/2017

The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.

Gophers Remember Steve Hoag

9/19/2017

Hoag was a team captain, an All-American and a Big Ten champion for the Maroon & Gold, competing in cross country and track.

Mead Set for IAAF World Championships

8/2/2017

The men's 10,000 meters is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 4 at London Stadium.

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