Women's Cross Country

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

Collegiate Personal Bests:
800 Meter Run: 2:27.68
1,000 Meter Run: 3:11.71
1,500 Meter Run: 5:06.76
3,000 Meter Steeplechase: 12:03.35

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.