Women's Track & Field

Ally Gates
Ally Gates
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Deep River, CT
High School: Valley Regional
Position: DISTANCE

Collegiate Personal Bests:
800 Meter Run: 2:27.23
1,000 Meter Run: 3:10.03
1,500 Meter Run: 4:52.71
One Mile Run: 5:12.94
3,000 Meter Run: 10:26.76
5,000 Meter Run: 18:10.22
3,000 Meter Steeplechase: 11:15.20

2014 Indoor: Posted a 14th place finish at the Coaches Tribute meet on Feb. 1 in the 1,000 meter run with a personal-best time of 3:10.03...Best finish of the year also came on Feb. 1 at the Coaches Tribute meet as a member of the 4x400 relay team that placed fifth with a finishing time of 4:17.41...Finshed 18th in the 3,000 meter race with a personal best time of 10:34.69 at the UAlbany Great Dane Classic on Jan. 17...Placed 11th in the preliminary round of the one mile run at the NEC Championships with a time of 5:22.87.

2013 Cross Country: Proved to be a consistent finisher for CCSU, crossing the line in the top three among her teammates in six meets...Best finish was third overall at the Father O'Neil Invitational on Aug. 31...Placed 28th overall at the 2013 NEC Championships with her time of 21:08...Finished 25th at the Ted Owen Invitational and the Father Bede Invitational...Also placed 28th at the CCSU Mini Meet out of 137 runners...Competed at the New England Championships where she was the second Blue Devil to finish the race.

2013 Outdoor Track: Clocked in a career-best time of 12:03.25 in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NEC Championships in May...Helped the Blue Devils place fifth in the 4x800m relay at the NEC Championships, the team crossed the finish line in 9:33.32...Finished 21st of 54 at the AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational in the 1,500m with a career-best time of 5:06.76...Recorded a time of 5:07.30 in the 1,500m at the UMASS Invitational on 4/13...Posted a second-place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Holy Cross Invitational with a mark of 12:07.26...Had a career-best performance at the UMASS Pre-Conference meet in the 800m run, crossing the finish line in 2:27.68.

2013 Indoor Track: Posted a third-place finish in the 1,000m run with a time of 3:16.48 at the Army Crowell Open on Jan. 5...Recorded a career-best time of 3:11.71 in the 1,000m while finishing 12th at the Great Dane Classic on Jan. 18...Placed 21st in the 800m run at the URI Coaches Tribute Invitational with a mark of 2:28.69...Finished 24th in the 800m prelims at the NEC Championships with a time of 2:28.30...Ran a 2:27.23 in the 800m prelims at the New England Championships.

2012 Cross Country: Competed in all eight meets for the Blue Devils as a freshman...Best finish came at the Quinnipiac Invitational on Sept. 15 where she placed 24th...Finished 55th of 102 at the Ted Owen Invitational on Sept. 22 with a time of 20:20.05...Placed 57th of 144 at the CCSU Mini Meet on Oct. 19...Ran a time of 20:20.98 at the NEC Championships, good for 67th...Finished 98th in a field of 177 at the IC4A/ECAC Championships on Nov. 17...Also competed in the New England Championships and NCAA Regional competition.

Before Central: Ran cross country and track for Valley Regional High School...Finished her high school career a fourteen-time conference champion, four-time state champion and a two-time New England qualifier...Named team MVP six times, twice for cross country and four times for track and field...Was an All-Area Selection her junior and senior years for cross country...All-Area Selection her senior year for indoor and outdoor track...Set school records in the 800 meter, 1000 meter, 3200 meter, 5000 meter, 4x800 meter and in the 2000 meter steeplechase...Three-time Scholar Athlete High Honor Roll student.