Ally McSherry
Ally  McSherry

Graduate Student

St. Anthony, Minn.

High School:
Totino-Grace HS



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Gophers Earn NCAA-Best 23 Academic Honors

Minnesota and Stanford each earned 23 USTFCCCA All-Academic individuals to lead NCAA Division I


Season Recap: A Look Back at 2016

Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign


Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.


Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.


Seniors Lead Gophers' NCAA Qualifiers

Liz Berkholtz, Nicolle Murphy, Lyndsey Thorpe, Heta Tuuri, and Kaila Urick join Jess Lehman in advancing to the NCAA Championship


2016 Big Ten Women's Track Championship Day Two

Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.


W. Track Big Ten Indoor Championships February 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.


Ally McSherry

Photos of women's track & field athlete Ally McSherry

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2016 Season -- Indoor: Ran one race, placing seventh in the 800m at the Big Ten Championship in 2:09.36 • ran an indoor career-best 2:09.23 in the 800m prelims at Big Tens to move into ninth in Minnesota history.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran nine races • ran a career-best 2:07.10 in the 800m at the Big Ten Championship to rank sixth in program history • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in the 800m, running 2:08.99 to place 24th • anchored the third-place 4x800m relay at Drake Relays, finishing in 8:41.30 for the seventh-fastest time in program history • ran third leg of the third-place distance medley relay at Drake Relays, running 11:24.25 to rank sixth in program history • ran a season-best 4:32.56 in the 1,500m and anchored the first-place 4x800m relay (8:47.62) at the Raleigh Relays.

2015 Season -- Indoor: Ran five races • ran a career-best 2:10.95 in the 800m for 11th place at the Big Ten championships • ran a career-best 4:53.01 in the mile at the Iowa State Classic • posted a career-best time of 10:37.45 in lone 3,000m run of the season at the Minnesota Open • ran 1,600m leg of sixth-place distance medley relay at the Meyo Invitational.

2015 Season -- Outdoor: Ran 10 races • ran career-best times in the 800m (2:07.42) and 1,500m (4:32.09) • finished third in the 800m in a career-best 2:07.42 at the Musco Twilight to rank seventh among all-time Gopher 800m runners • placed 10th in the 800m (2:09.14) at the Big Ten Championships • qualified for the NCAA West Prelim in the 800m and finished 36th (2:11.17) • finished second in the 1,500m at the Jaguar Challenge in a career-best 4:32.09 • ran on the sixth-place 4x800m relay (8:43.18) at Drake Relays to rank eighth in program history • ran on fifth-place 4x1,600m relay team at Drake Relays to rank 10th all-time (19:24.88).

2014 Season: Did not compete.

2013 Season: Did not compete.

2012 Season: Did not compete.

2011 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A graduate of Totino-Grace High School • coached by Chris Beach • competed in four years of soccer, one season of cross country, and four seasons of track & field • two-time letterwinner in soccer and earned all-conference honors in 2009 • 2009 Minnesota Class AA state competitor in cross country • finished second in the conference, fourth in the section and placed 27th at the state meet • team placed first at the conference and section meet • four-time letterwinner in track & field • 2008 4x800m relay finished fourth • 2009 finished ninth in the 800m • 2010 4x800m finished sixth, also finished seventh in the 800m • earned all-state honors 2008-2010.

Personal: Born October 5, 1991 • received undergraduate degree in English • completing graduate certificatee in addiction studies  daughter of Hugh and Susan McSherry • has seven younger siblings • enjoys turtles and exploring.

McSherry's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
800m 2:09.23 (AT-9th) Big Ten Championship (2/26/16)
Mile 4:53.01 Iowa State Classic (2/14/15)
3,000m 10:37.45 Minnesota Open (1/17/15)
McSherry's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
800m 2:07.10 (AT-6th) Big Ten Championship (5/15/16)
1,500m 4:32.09 Jaguar Challenge (3/20/15)


Five More Gophers Advance

Five More Gophers Advance

5/25/2018 - W. Track & Field

Emma Spagnola, Emerald Egwim, Titania Markland, Agnes Esser, and Madeline Strandemo secured NCAA Championship berths on day two of the NCAA West Prelim.

Four Gophers Advance to NCAA Finals

Four Gophers Advance to NCAA Finals

5/25/2018 - W. Track & Field

Four Gophers punched their tickets to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on day one of the NCAA West Prelim.

Going Pro: Emerald Egwim

Going Pro: Emerald Egwim

5/23/2018 - W. Track & Field

Women's track student-athlete Emerald Egwim has been preparing for life after athletics even before she ran for the Golden Gophers.

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