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Ali Abiola
  • Junior
  • Staten Island, N.Y.
  • St. Peters High School
  • Leisure Service Management
  • DMR Indoor All-American - 2001 -02
  • 4x400m Indoor All-American - 2000-01

First season of cross country ... Holds track personal bests of 1:50.24 (i800m), 48.0 (o400m), 1:49.24 (o800m) and 3:59.99 (o1,500m).

Track Highlights: Ran the 800m leg of the All-American DMR team which placed fifth at the 2002 NCAA Indoor Championships ... Also ran the 800m leg when the DMR set the school record at the 2002 Alex Wilson Last Chance Invitational ... As a sophomore in 2001, earned his second and third All-America honors as a member of the sixth-place 4x400m relay team (anchor leg) and the third-pace distance medley relay (third leg) ... Ran the anchor leg of the 2000 Indoor All-American 4x400m relay ... Took fifth in the SEC Outdoor 800m ... Earned all three of his career victories his freshman season.

Prep: Finished the 1999 indoor season as the national leader in the 600m with a time of 1:19.99 ... Along with his St. Peters' teammates, was second at the 1999 Penn Relays 4x800m ... Coached by Denis Donovan ... Also ran for Kenyan Runners Track Club and Coach John Alston.

Personal: Lists most memorable moment in athletic career as his sixth place finish at the Golden West Invitational because of the way the race was run ... Most exciting event he recalls is Wilson Kepketer breaking the 800m world record in 1997, running a first lap of 48.3 en route to a 1:41.11 ... Kepketer is the person he admires most in track ... Son of Hamid and Eileen Abiola ... Born Ali H. Abiola on January 2, 1981 in Staten Island, N.Y. ... Has three younger sisters, Rakibat, Helene and Evelyn.


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