Ashlie Decker
Ashlie  Decker


Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Dowling Catholic HS



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Gophers Set for Final Test Before B1G Meet

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


Osterdyk Wins Shot Put at Hamline

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


Gophers to Split Squad at Five Meets

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


Minnesota Earns Six Event Titles

The Gophers won three running events and three field events Saturday


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)


Gophers Back Among Nation's Top-10

Gophers Back Among Nation's Top-10

4/23/2018 - W. Track & Field

Minnesota checks in at No. 10 in the USTFCCCA Week Four National Team Rankings.

Esser, Spagnola Break Records

Esser, Spagnola Break Records

4/21/2018 - W. Track & Field

No. 14 Minnesota wrapped up its time in California with four event titles on day two of the Beach Invitational.

No. 14 Gophers Rewrite Records in California

No. 14 Gophers Rewrite Records in California

4/20/2018 - W. Track & Field

Minnesota competed at the Beach Invitational, Bryan Clay Invitational, and Mt. SAC Relays on Friday.

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