Ashlie Decker  
Ashlie Decker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Dowling Catholic HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
10/20/1991


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

01/06/2014

Distance Runners to Build off Fall Success

Docherty, Kayfes and Ferguson will captain the Gophers' 2014 distance crew

07/10/2013

Big Ten Conference Honors 49 Gophers as Distinguished Scholars

Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.

05/29/2013

Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals

Career Highlights: Ranks ninth in school history in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:40.57).

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. Outdoor: Finished 15th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships (10:43.92) • part of the runner-up 4x1,600m 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. Outdoor: Posted the 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' 4x1,600m relay that took second at the Drake Relays with the 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. 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 • majoring in sports management • daughter of Jerry and Mac Decker • has two older siblings, Ryan and Lynndi, and a younger brother, Cole • sister Lynndi played softball for Minnesota State (2004-08) • uncle Jeff Decker ran cross country and track for Loras College (1997-01) • enjoys watching The Office and playing pickle ball.

CAREER BESTS
Event Time (All-Time Rank)
Meet
1,500m, Outdoor 4:30.89 Musco Twilight (4/20/13)
Mile, Indoor 4:49.31 ISU Classic (2/11/12)
3,000m, Indoor 9:36.88 Meyo Inv. (2/4/12)
3,000m Steeplechase 10:40.57 (9th) Big Ten (5/12/12)