Ally Smith
Ally  Smith

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
McFarland, Wis.

High School:
McFarland HS

Birthdate:
10/29/1996


11/05/2017

Gophers Host 2017 Home Finale

Ninety-seven runners competed in the 37th annual running of Rocky's Run on Sunday morning

10/14/2017

Werking Leads Gophers at Neubauer Invite

Sarah Werking, Ally Smith, Paige Peschel, Kelli Schmidt, and Sarah Klecker led Minnesota Saturday morning

09/29/2017

Gophers Race at Blugold Invite

Abby Lange placed 11th to lead Minnesota at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational Friday evening

09/23/2017

No. 19 Gophers Place Third at Griak

Madeline Strandemo finished 10th overall to lead the Gophers to a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday

09/08/2017

Kohut-Jackson, Gophers Win at Oz Memorial

The Gophers took home the individual and team titles at the Oz Memorial Run Friday evening

PRONUNCIATION:



2017 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran six races • ran a career-best 6K time of 21:47.3 as the fifth Gopher in 10th overall at Jack’s Run • finished among the top seven attached Gophers at five meets, including finishing as the second Gopher in 20th overall at the Tori Neubauer Invite (22:55.19).

2016 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran in three meets this season • recorded a career-best 6K time of 22:25.8 to place 13th at Jack’s Run • made official collegiate debut at the Tori Neubauer Invite, placing second on the team and 17th overall in 23:20.53.

2015 • Freshman Season: Ran unattached at four races.

High School: A 2015 graduate of McFarland High School where she ran for coaches Bruce Fischer and Andrew Garvey • four-year track & field letterwinner • two-year letterwinner in both swimming and cross country • helped McFarland HS to Rock Valley Conference titles on the track in 2012 and 2014 and in cross country in 2014 • placed 62nd overall and 36th in the team standings as a senior at the 2014 WIAA Division 2 Cross Country Championships in 20:31.40 to help McFarland to a runner-up team finish • four-time WIAA Division 2 State Track & Field Championship participant in the 4x800m relay (2013, 2015) and 3,200m (2013, 2014) • finished seventh in the 4x800m relay at the state championship as a senior • placed eighth in the 3,200m run in 11:02.09 at the 2014 state meet as a junior • took seventh in the 3,200m (11:09.41) and ran on McFarland's 10th-place 4x800m relay team as a sophomore • owns personal bests of 2:22 for 800m, 4:37 for 1,500m, 5:11 for 1,600m and 11:02 for 3,200m • holds McFarland HS record in the 800m (2:22) • received team’s Most Valuable Player, Team Spirit Award, Most Improved and Tough as Nails awards • placed 17th in the 1,500m in 5:01 at the 2012 Junior Olympic Championships in Baltimore, Md. • Rock Valley Conference all-academic top-10 honoree • ran for the Eastside Sharks Track & Field Club.

Personal: Born October 29, 1996 • daughter of Leslie Smith and Bryan Smith • has one brother, Jordan, who was a decathlete on the track & field team at Marquette University • given name is Allyson • genetics and cell biology major with a Spanish minor • enjoys reading, singing, playing the piano and saxophone, water sports and swimming • National Torch and Laurel Society Honors Program member, four-time Academic Excellence Service Award recipient, 2015 WIAA Scholar Athlete nominee • National Honor Society president.

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Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season.

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12/6/2017 - W. Cross Country

Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced Wednesday by the conference office.

2017 Cross Country Season in Review

2017 Cross Country Season in Review

11/25/2017 - W. Cross Country

Minnesota wrapped up the 2017 cross country season with a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Championship.

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