Ali Arastu
Ali  Arastu

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Northville, Mich.

High School:
Northville

Event:
Hurdles

Elig. (In/Out):
SR/SR


05/22/2015

Ferlic, Arastu Named to Academic All-District Team

Men's Tracksters Ferlic, Arastu Named to Academic All-District Team

02/06/2015

Wolverines Shine on Busy Day One of Split-Squad Weekend

Men's Track & Field Shines on Day One of Split-Squad Weekend

01/09/2015

Pair of Titles, PRs in Sprints Highlight EMU Triangular

Pair of Titles, PRs in Sprints Highlight Men's Track & Field Opener

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

Last Updated: May 11, 2015

At Michigan ... Two-time Team Captain (2013, 2015) ... U-M indoor program record in the 400m race (46.53) ... 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) ... Five-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2011-15) ... U-M's Most Outstanding Athlete and Spencer Dowdall Outstanding Scholar Award winner (2013) ... U-M's Most Outstanding Freshman (2011).

Redshirt Senior (I/O) (2015) ... Indoor ... ... Competed in the 60m hurdles and 400m races at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-28) ... Finished third in the 400m race (46.86) at the Iowa State Classic (Feb. 14) ... At the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7), set the U-M indoor program record in the 400m race, finishing in 46.53 to break Omar Davidson's 28-year old record; finished third but was the top collegian in the event ... Also ran the 60m hurdles and participated in the 4x400 relay team at the ND Meyo Invite ... Was the runner-up in the 60m hurdles at the Dual Meet vs. Michigan State (Jan. 31), running 8.05 and was part of the winning 4x400m relay team (3:14.23) ... Raced at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 17), finishing runner-up in the 60-m hurdles with a time of 7.92 ... Returned to action in the EMU Triangular (Jan. 9), establishing collegiate PR's in the 60m dash (6.99) and 200m race (22.11).

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 (I) 6.99 1-9-15
60m Hurdles (I) 7.92 1-17-15
200m (I) 22.11 1-9-15
400m (I) 46.53 2-7-15
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

 



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