Ashlie Decker  
Ashlie Decker


Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Dowling Catholic HS




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


Distance Runners to Build off Fall Success

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


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.


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.

Event Time (All-Time Rank)
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)