Ali Ross
Ali Ross


St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Rosati-Kain HS


Exciting Performances from Women's XC at Bradley Pink Classic

The women ended regular season with a string of impressive performances


Storms Secures a Spot at National Championship

Mizzou Men take 5th at the NCAA Midwest Regional, Women take 16th


Tigers Looking to Make History at NCAA Midwest Regional

The Tiger Men have not qualified for the NCAA Championships since 2000


Cross Country Squads Take On First SEC Championship

The Missouri Cross Country squads made history this morning as they took on their first SEC Championship


TIgers Enter First SEC Championships With High Expectations

The Cross Country squads will be the first Missouri teams to compete in an SEC Championship event


2012 Midwest Region - Women

2012 NCAA Cross Country Midwest Regional meet - Springfield, MO

(Updated: 08/07/2014)

Cross Country
5000m Run - 18:46.00 | Notre Dame Invite | 10/04/2013
6000m Run - 22:02.10 | Wisconsin Adidas Invite | 10/12/2012
Indoor Track
800m Run - 2:14.11 | Missouri Invitational | 02/07/2014
1000m Run - 2:53.81 | Texas A&M Invite | 02/2012
Mile Run - 4:55.60 | Rod McCravy Memorial | 01/25/2014
Outdoor Track
800m Run - 2:10.63 | Big 12 Championships | 05/13/2012
1500m Run - 4:38.80 | Bryan Clay Invite | 04/18/2014

- 2012 All-Big 12 for the DMR
- 2012 First Team Academic All-Big 12


Seasons' Bests
5000m (XC) - 18:46.00 | Notre Dame Invite (10/04)
6000m (XC) - 22:06.20 | Bradley Classic (10/18)
800m (Ind.) - 2:14.11 | Missouri Invite (02/07)
1000m (Ind.) - 2:55.77 | Missouri Opener (01/10)
Mile (Ind.) - 4:55.60 | Rod McCravy Memorial (01/25)
800m (Out.) - 2:11.57 | Crimson Tide Invite (04/05)
1500m (Out.) - 4:38.80 | Bryan Clay Invite (04/18)

Cross Country - Ali finished consistently in the top 10 in the squad throughout the season, starting with the Missouri v. Arkansas Dual in Fayetteville where she was the ninth Tiger across the line on the 4000-meter course...She went on to finish eighth on the team at the Roy Griak Invitational before finishing with a 5000-meter PR of 18:46.00 at the Notre Dame Invitational, leading the team in the open race with a sixth-place finish overall...Closed her season at the Bradley Classic crossing in 49th with a season's best 22:07.

Indoor Track - Ali focused on the 800-meter and mile runs during most of the indoor season, with the exception of her second-place finish in the 1000-meter run at the Missouri Opener...She earned new PR's in both the 800-meters and the mile, starting with her mile PR at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet where she finished in 13th overall with a final time of 4:55.60...Earned a lifetime best in the 800-meter run at the Missouri Invitational, crossing in 2:14.11 for third overall.

Outdoor Track - Ali competed primarily in the 800-meter run during the outdoor season, starting with a season's best finish of 2:11.57 at the Crimson Tide Invitational in Tuscaloosa, Ala...Clocked in a new PR during her only 1500-meter run of the season with her 4:38.80 finish at the Bryan Clay Invitational...Ali finished her season at the SEC Championships, where she finished with a 2:12.11 800-meter performance.

Seasons' Bests
5000m (XC) - 18:48.46 | Greater Louisville Classic (09/29)
6000m (XC) - 22:02.10 | Wisconsin Adidas Invite (10/12)
800m (Ind.) - 2:15.90 | Collegiate Challenge (02/15)
1000m (Ind.) - 2:58.58 | Missouri Invite (01/18)
Mile (Ind.) - 4:59.03 | Rod McCravy Memorial (01/26)
800m (Out.) - 2:23.75 | Missouri Relays (03/23)
1500m (Out.) - 4:51.29 | Missouri Relays (03/23)

Cross Country - Ali ran consistently in the top 10 for the Tigers throughout the season...She started off with a 15th-place overall finish, fourth for the black and gold, at the Iowa State Invitationl, crossing in 19:19 for the 5000-meter course...Bested that time at the Greater Louisville Classic, closing in 18:48.46...Was fourth for the Tigers in her first 6000-meter run, navigating the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational course in 22:02.10...Finished ninth for the squad at the SEC Championships in Nashville, Tenn., before ending the season as their fifth finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regional.

Indoor Track - Was a member of the winning 4x800-meter relay squad at the Missouri Invitatonal, and placed third in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:58.58...Had a breakthrough performance at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Ky., placing fifth in the mile with a PR of 4:59.03...Was the runner-up in the 800-meter run at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge with a final time of 2:15.90...Represented the Tigers at the SEC Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., as a member of the ninth-place DMR squad.

Outdoor Track - Ali started the season with a 1500-meter/800-meter double at the Missouri Relays, finishing fourth in the 800-meters and sixth in the 1500-meter with a final time of 4:51.29...Was 12th at the Arkansas Spring Invitational in the 1500-meter run, and helped the 4x400-meter relay squad to a ninth-place finish.

Seasons' Bests
800m (Ind.) - 2:14.28 | Bill Bergan Invite (01/28)
1000m (Ind.) - 2:53.81 | Texas A&M Invite (02/11)
800m (Out.) - 2:10.63 | Big 12 Championships (05/13)

Cross Country - Took 16th in the 4000-meter run at the Saluki Early Bird, crossing in 16:42.60.

Indoor Track - Ali started the season at the Missouri v. Kansas Dual where she earned second in the 800-meter run (2:17.43), and was part of the winning DMR team...Ran 2:17.27 in the 800-meters at the Illini Classic before notching a new PR in the event at the Bill Bergan Invitational, crossing in 2:14.28...Ran another PR, this time in the 1000-meter run, at the Texas A&M Invitational, where she took third in 2:53.81...Competed as part of the seventh-place DMR team at the Big 12 Championships, earning an All-Big 12 honor.

Outdoor Track - Ali primarily raced the 800-meters, beginning with a fourth-place performance at the Missouri Relays where she crossed in 2:14.77...Followed that performance up with a 19th-place finish at the LSU Invitational...Finshed third at the Tom Botts Invitational, crossing in 2:13.89...Was a member of the second-place SMR team at the Kansas Relays, where she also took fourth in the 800-meter run (2:14.19)...Competed at the Drake Relays, taking sixth in the SMR and 10th in the 4x800-meter relay...Ended the season at the Big 12 Championships where she took 12th in the 800-meter run with a new PR of 2:10.63 and ninth in the 4x400-meter relay.

Seasons' Bests
660yd (Ind.) - 1:29.99 | MU-KU Dual (01/14)
800m (Ind.) - 2:20.30 | Collegiate Challenge (02/18)
400m (Out.) - 1:00.09 | Georgia v. Missouri Dual (04/23)
800m (Out.) - 2:16.64 | Tom Botts Invite (04/09)

Cross Country - Did not compete.

Indoor Track - Ali ran a PR in the 600-yard run at the MU-KU Dual, placing fourth in 1:29.99...Set a season-best tme of 2:20.30 in the 800-meter run at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge to take second.

Outdoor Track - Earned PR's in the 400-meter and 800-meter runs during the season...Her 400-meter PR came at the Georgia v. Missouri Dual, where she placed eighth in 1:00.09...She earned her 800-meter PR at the Tom Botts Invitational, where she placed ninth in 2:16.64.

800m - 2:17.52

Ali competed for Rosati-Kain HS under coaches Veronica Shead and Maureen Polasek...CROSS COUNTRY...She helped her team to two Cross Country District Championship titles (2007-08)...TRACK & FIELD...Was a member of three MSHSAA All-State relay teams for track, taking seventh (2007) and fifth (2008) in the 4x400-meter relay, and the 4x800-meter relay (2008)...Earned an individual All-State honor in 2008 for the 800-meter run.


Parents are Dan and Marianne...Born June 1, 1992 in St. Louis, Mo...She was a Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship qualifier...Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rosati-Kain HS...Earned the George Washington Carver Award and the President's Award for Educational Excellence...Was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society...Earned eight AAA Conference All-Academic Awards for cross country, track, and basketball...She was the 2010 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete...Recognized on the Dean's List at Mizzou from Fall 2010 - Spring 2012...She is studying Biomedical Engineering at Mizzou.

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