Ali Arastu
Ali Arastu

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Northville, Mich.

High School:
Northville

Event:
Hurdles

Elig. (In/Out):
SR/SR


09/05/2014

My Michigan: Community Service

My Michigan: Community Service

07/25/2013

Michigan Lands Six on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

Men's Track & Field Lands Six on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

06/12/2013

Michigan Hands Out 2013 Team Awards

Men's Track & Field Hands Out Team Awards

04/17/2013

Week 12: U-M to Head to Mt. SAC Relays, EMU Invitational

Men's Track & Field to Head to Mt. SAC Relays, EMU Invitational

04/15/2013

U-M Student-Athletes Recognized at Annual Academic Awards Banquet

U-M Student-Athletes Recognized at Annual Academic Awards Banquet

Last Updated: May 20, 2014

At Michigan ... Team Captain (2013) ... Four-time USTFCCCA All-American -- 2013 Outdoor (First Team - 400m hurdles), 2012 Outdoor (Second Team - 400m hurdles), 2012 Indoor (Second Team - 4x400m relay), 2011 Outdoor (Honorable Mention - 400m hurdles) ... Three-time NCAA Outdoor Championships Qualifier (2011, '12, '13) ... NCAA Indoor Championships Qualifier (2012) ... Two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2012, '13) ... Two-time All-Big Ten second team (2012 and 2013 Outdoor - 400m hurdles) ... Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week (May 9, 2012) ... Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2012, '13) ... Four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2011, '12, '13, '14) ... U-M's Most Outstanding Athlete and Spencer Dowdall Outstanding Scholar Award winner (2013) ... U-M's Most Outstanding Freshman (2011).

Senior (2014) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ...Outdoor ... Redshirted ... Indoor ... Redshirted.

Junior (2013) ... Team Captain ... All-America first team (Outdoor 400m hurdles) ... All-Big Ten second team (400m hurdles) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... U-M's Most Outstanding Athlete and Spencer Dowdall Outstanding Scholar Award winner ... Championship Meets ... At the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 5-8), finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (49.37), earning All-America first team honors ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 23-25), finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (51.17) to advance to the NCAA Championships ... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 10-12), finished second in the 400-meter hurdles (50.90, 50.27 p), earning All-Big Ten second team honors ... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 22-23), finished sixth (47.31) in the 400-meter dash, and ran the last leg of the 4x400-relay that finished sixth (3:10.09) ... Outdoor ... At the Toledo Invitational (May 2-3), won the 400-meter hurdles (52.33) and ran the third leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:13.87) ... At the UNC Joe Hilton Invitational (April 13), won the 400-meter hurdles (52.80) and ran the second leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:14.54) ... At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 6), won the 400-meter hurdles (51.61) and ran the last leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:13.16) ... At the Florida State Relays (March 22-23), finished second in the 400-meter dash (46.80) ... Indoor ... At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 8-9), finished 14th (47.72) in the 400-meter dash, and ran the second leg of the 'A' 4x400-relay that finished fourth (3:11.59) ... At the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 2-3), finished ninth in the 400-meter run (48.06), and ran the second leg of the `A' 4x400-relay that finished sixth (3:12.41) ... Against Michigan State (Jan. 26), won the 600-meter run (1:20.66) and ran the anchor leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:15.51) ... At the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 19), finished second in the 400-meter dash (50.14) and ran the second leg of the 'A' 4x400-meter relay that took second place (3:19.37).

Sophomore (2012) ... Two-time Second Team All-America (Indoor 4x400m relay; Outdoor 400m hurdles) ... Second Team All-Big Ten (Outdoor 400m hurdles) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Championship Meets ... At the NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 6-9), was 0.05 second shy of qualifying for the 400-meter finals, finishing ninth in 50.26 to earn Second Team All-America honors ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 24-26) finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdle quarterfinals (50.44) to advance to the NCAA Championships ... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 11-13), finished runner-up in the finals of the 400-meter hurdles (49.43), meeting the U.S. Olympic Trials automatic 'A' standard (49.50), and ran the anchor leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished fifth (3:06.27) -- Named to the All-Big Ten second team for his 400-meter hurdle performance ... At the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 10), anchored the 10th-place 4x400-meter relay (3:11.20), earning Second Team All-America honors ... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 24-25), finished 15th in the 400-meter dash prelims (48.42) and ran the second leg of the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay (3:09.54) ... Outdoor ... Won the 400-meter dash (47.00) at the Len Paddock Invitational (May 3-4) and was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week for his performance ... At the Mt. SAC Relays (April 19-20), won the 400-meter hurdles (50.54) and ran the second leg of the runner up 4x400-meter relay (3:08.88) ... At the Penn Relays (April 26-28), ran the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay, which finished in third place (3:11.17) ... At the Georgia Spec Towns Invitational (April 12-14), finished third in the 400-meter hurdles (51.43) and anchored the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:09.28) ... At the William & Mary Colonial Relays (April 6-7), finished eighth (14.60) in the 110-meter hurdle finals, won the 400-meter hurdles (51.41), and anchored the second-place 4x400-relay (3:12.13) ... At the USC Trojan Invitational (March 23-24), placed second in the 400-meter dash (51.74) and ran the second leg of sixth-place 'A' 4x400-meter relay (3:14.17) ... Indoor ... Anchored the 4x400-meter relay that finished sixth in a season-best time of 3:07.75 at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational (March 3) ... At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 11), finished sixth in the 400-meter dash (47.47) and ran the second leg of the runner up 4x400-meter relay (3:09.14) ... At the Navy Wesley A. Brown Invitational (Jan. 28), placed fourth in the 400-meter dash (48.79), ran 8.21 in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles to qualify for the finals where he finished fifth (8.24), and ran the anchor leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:14.34) ... At the Jack Harvey Invitational (Jan. 21), placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.28) and ran the third leg of the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:17.61) ... Finished second in the 600-meter run (1:22.02) and ran the anchor leg of the runner up 4x400-meter relay (3:21.48) at "The Dual" vs. Ohio State (Jan. 14).

Freshman (2011) ... USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention (400-meter hurdles) ... NCAA Outdoor Championships Qualifier ... Named team's Most Outstanding Freshman ... Championship Meets ... Took 24th in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA East Region Preliminary Rounds (Outdoor; May 26-28) ... Finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... Finished 12th in the 600-meter run at Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 26-27) ... Outdoor ... Finished eighth in the championship section of the 400-meter hurdles at the Penn Relays (April 29) ... Won the 400-meter hurdles at the UCLA Rafer Johnson Invitational (April 9) ... Won the 400-meter hurdles and finished fourth in the 400-meter dash at the FSU Relays (March 25-26) ... Indoor ... Won the 600-meter run and helped Michigan win the 4x400-meter relay at the Grand Valley State Big Meet (Feb. 11-12) ... Finished second in the 500-meter run at ND Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4-5) ... Made collegiate debut running the opening leg of the 4x400-meter relay team the Eastern Michigan Invitational (Jan. 8.).

International Experience ... Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, where he finished 23rd in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 52.12 ... Selected as one of two 400-meter hurdlers to represent the USA at the 2012 NACAC U-23 Championships -- placed sixth in a time of 51.49.

Prep... Northville H.S. (2010) ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... three-time All-Conference selection ... MHSAA state champion as a senior and runner-up as a junior ... won Midwest Meet of Champions as a senior ... two-time Division champion ... two-time conference champion ... three-time All-Area selection ... Personal Bests ... 200-meter dash: 22.0 ... 400-meter dash: 49.1 ... 110-meter hurdles: 14.0 ... 300-meter hurdles: 36.98 ... Long Jump: 21-8 1/2.

Personal ... Nickname "Ali" is short for "Aliasghar" ... pronounced "AL-ee-uz-gur" ... Born June 18, 1992 ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Majoring in movement science.

COLLEGIATE BESTS
# Converted time
(P) Preliminaries

Event Time Date
60m Hurdles (I) 8.21 (P) 1/28/12
400m (I) 46.99 (P) 2/22/13
600m (I) 1:20.66# (1:21.41) 2/26/11
110m Hurdles (O) 14.54 (P) 4/6/12
400m Hurdles (O) 49.37 6/7/13
400m (O) 46.80 3/22/13