Ashlie Decker  
Ashlie Decker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Dowling Catholic HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
10/20/1991

Experience:
3 Letters


05/07/2014

Gophers Set for Final Test Before B1G Meet

Members of the team will compete at UW-La Crosse this Friday

05/03/2014

Osterdyk Wins Shot Put at Hamline

The Gophers competed at the Meet of the Unsaintly on Saturday afternoon

04/22/2014

Gophers to Split Squad at Five Meets

Minnesota is split at Hamline, Drake, Grand View, UC San Diego and Macalester this week

02/22/2014

Minnesota Earns Six Event Titles

The Gophers won three running events and three field events Saturday

02/16/2014

Geyen, Brooks Lead Gophers with Career Bests

Seniors Megan Geyen and Alena Brooks recorded career bests in the 400m and 800m

2014 Season - Indoor: Competed in two races • placed fifth in the mile (5:04.87) at UW-River Falls • ran the 3,000m in 10:05.92 at the Iowa State Classic.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran two races • finished 12th in the 1,500m in 4:51.92 at UW-La Crosse • finished second in the 5,000m in 17:54.47 at the Meet of the Unsaintly • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Ran a season-best time of 4:52.80 in the mile at the Big Ten Championships • took second in the mile at the Parents Day Open.

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 15th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships (10:43.92) • part of the runner-up 4x1600m relay at the Drake Relays • also ran the steeplechase at Drake • won the 1,500m at the Arkansas Invite • season-best 1,500m time was 4:30.89 at the Musco Twilight (third place) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 3,000m, running 9:43.39 and taking 15th place overall • ran the mile in 4:49.31 to place sixth at the Iowa State Classic • took seventh in the Meyo Invitational 3,000m with a season-best time of 9:36.88.

2012 Season - Outdoor: Posted the then eighth-best 3,000m steeplechase time in school history at the Big Ten Championships (10:40.57) • finished second in the 3,000m at the Arkansas Invitational (9:56.32) • ran the third leg of the Gophers' 4x1600m relay that took second at the Drake Relays with the then seventh-best time in school history (19:17.71) • also competed in the 1,500m and 5,000m during the season • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011 Season - Indoor: Competed in the Iowa State Classic in the mile run and finished with a time of 4:56.71 • ran the 3,000m in the Meyo Invitational and finished with a time of 9:44.63 • competed in the Big Ten Championship in the 3,000m and finished with a time of 9:52.63.

2011 Season - Outdoor: Competed in the Drake Relays in the 5,000m and finished in seventh place (16:53.35) • ran at the Mt. Sac Open and finished with a time 17:04.09 • ran at the Big Ten Championship in the 5,000m and finished with a time of 17:23.83.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Dowling Catholic High School • high school coach was Fr. Jim Kirby • 2008 Iowa Class 4A cross country state champion • helped her 4x800m relay team to a state title in 2010 • earned all-state honors in both cross country and track all four years of high school • finished fourth at the 2009 Nike Cross Nationals (17:55.80) • finished ninth at the 2009 Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals (17:44) • also a two-time letterwinner in softball • Presidential Honor Roll award recipient • National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born October 20, 1991 • major is business and marketing education • daughter of Jerry and Mac Decker • has two older siblings, Ryan and Lynndi, and a younger brother, Cole • Cole runs at Central College in Iowa • enjoys watching "Modern Family," grilling out, and painting.

Decker's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Mile 4:49.31 Iowa State Classic (2/11/12)
3,000m 9:36.88 Meyo Invitational (2/4/12)
Decker's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
800m 2:15.36 Aztec Invitational (3/16/12)
1,500m 4:30.89 Musco Twilight (4/20/13)
3,000m 9:56.32 Arkansas Invitational (3/31/12)
5,000m 16:53.35 Drake Relays (4/28/11)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:40.57 Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)