Sherif Ali
Sherif Ali
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cliffside Park, N.J.
High School: Cliffside Park
Previous College: Mitchell College
Position: Distance
Major: Sports Medicine

2013-14: Indoor: Competed in seven events … Won the 1000m at the Vermont Invitational in 2:37.89 (12/7) … Won the 800m at the Benyon Invitational in 2:00.79 (1/25) … Helped relay team place second at the Benyon Invitational (1/25) … Was victorious in the mile race at the Southern Maine Invitational (2/1) … Also won the 3000m race at the MIT Invitational in 8:50.25 (2/8) … Finished sixth in the 3000m and helped the 4x800m relay team finish eighth at the NE-10 Championships (2/22).

Outdoor: Competed in seven events … Placed third in the 10000m race at the AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational (4/5) … Was runner-up in the 1500m at Moravian Invitational (4/12) … Finished third in the 5000m at the MIT Invitational (4/19) … Placed seventh in the 1500m and 11th in the 5000m at the NE-10 Outdoor Championships (5/2) … Also finished seventh in the 10000m run at New England Championships (5/10).

2012-13: Competed in three events this season … Recorded a 1st place finish during the Southern Maine Invitational in the 3000m with a time of 8:54.65 (1/26) … Ran in several long distance races during outdoor season … Helped 4x800m relay team finish 12th at New England’s (5/11) … Placed 15th in the 1500m and 16th in the 5000m at NE-10 Championships (5/4).

Before Merrimack: Member of the Merrimack cross country team ... Ran for one season as a member of the Mitchell College cross country team ... Earned NECC Rookie fo the Year and Runner of the Year honors ... Earned First Team All-League accolades as a senior in high school, as well as all-country honors after his junior season ... Also lettered in boy's basketball while in high school ...

Personal: Born Nov. 18, 1992 ... Son of Samir and Laura ... Has two siblings: Adam (21) and Nadia (17) ... Sports Medicine major at Merrimack.