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University of Miami Athletics

Ally Finical

position

Cross Country

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Charlotte, N.C.

High School

Charlotte Latin

Ally Finical - Cross Country - University of Miami Athletics

2013 Cross Country: Ran in five races for Miami, including the ACC Championships … Opened season with a 14:54.02 at the WA Collegiate Invitational (8/31) …  Posted a time of 25:36.57 at the UF Mountain Dew Invitational 6K (9/14) … Registered a time of 24:24.1 at the Charlotte Invitational 6K (9/28) … Ran a time of 26:33.35 at the UCF Black & Gold Invitational 6K (10/18) … One of six women to represent Miami at ACC Championships (11/1).

2012 Cross Country: Competed in one race, finishing Paul Short Run 6k in 26:52

2011 Cross Country: Ran in the FGCU Invitational placing seventh with a time of 19:58

High School: Competed in the 800m, 4x800m and cross country for Charlotte Latin School during her senior year … Ran personal bests of 5:07.34 in the 800m, 9:30 in the 4×800, and 18:34 in the 5000m … Helped team win fourth consecutive state championship … Also competed in lacrosse

Personal: Majoring in International Finance & Marketing … Plans to pursue an MBA and a JD after graduation … Daughter of Maryallys and Steve Finical … Mother played lacrosse and field hockey at Georgetown University and father played football at Ohio Wesleyan University