Ryan Gasper
Ryan Gasper

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Atkinson, Wis.

High School:
Fort Atkinson

Weight:
155

Event:
Distance

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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

Notables
Two-time defending Big Ten champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships qualifier as part of record-setting distance medley relay team ... two-time NCAA championships qualifier in the steeplechase ... three-time NCAA regional qualifier in the steeplechase

At Wisconsin
2010 Indoor:
Placed eighth in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3/6) with a personal-best time of 4:03.72 ... finished 15th in the 5000 meters (14:40.42) and was a member of the winning Distance Medley Relay (9:47.96) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... won the mile at the Red & White Open (2/19) in a time of 4:07.80 ... made his indoor season debut by finishing second in the mile (4:10.97) at the Wisconsin Elite Invite (1/30)

2010 Outdoor: Finished 35th in the steeplechase at the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/28) in a time of 9:10.87 ... finished 19th in the 5000 meters (14:19.31) and 16th in the steeplechase (9:24.21) at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... finished 15th in his section of the 3000-meter steeplechase in a personal-best time of 8:42.88 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (5/1) ... member of the winning and school-record setting Distance Medley Relay (9:32.84) and the third-place 4x1600-meter relay (16:29.57) at the Drake Relays (4/24) ... finished 18th in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/16) and ran a personal-best time of 13:55.18 ... ran a time of 1:54.33 and was a member of the winning distance medley relay (9:46.40) at the Florida Relays (4/2-3)

2009 Indoor: Took 19th at the NCAA championships (3/13) as a part of the distance medley relay, finishing in 9:50.49 ... part of school-record and automatic NCAA qualifying effort of 9:30.57 in the distance medley relay at Alex Wilson Invitational (3/6) ... finished ninth in the mile at the Big Ten championships (3/1) with a time of 4:17.49 ... was a member of the distance medley relay team finishing third at the Big Ten championships (2/28) ... finished fourth in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational (1/23) with a time of 4:10.37

2009 Outdoor: Won second-consecutive Big Ten Conference championship in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (5/16) ... also finished fifth in the 5,000 meters at the Big Ten meet (5/17) ... set a personal-best and NCAA regional qualifying mark of 8:43.42 to win the steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (5/2) ... earned all-region honors with fifth-place finish in the steeplechase at the NCAA Mideast Regional (5/30) ... posted fourth-fastest prelims time in the steeplechase at the NCAA championships (6/10) but fell during the final to finish 14th ... finished sixth in 1,500 meters with time of 3:49.30 at the Drake Relays (4/25)

2008 Indoor: Placed fourth in the mile at the Big Ten indoor meet in 4:23.99 ... finished second in the mile in his section at the Meyo Invitational, running a personal best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:03.98 ... ran a personal best of 8:07.34 in the 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic to place 14th ... finished seventh in the mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational in 4:05.96

2008 Outdoor: Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase title at the Big Ten championships with a time of 8:56.78 ... took fourth at the NCAA Mideast Regional in the steeplechase (8:55.16) ... placed 23rd at the NCAA championships in the steeplechase (9:09.11) ... placed eighth at the Big Ten championships in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:07.27

2007: Ran a personal best mile time of 4:07.49 at the Meyo Invitational, good for second place ... recorded a personal best 3,000-meter time of 8:12.73 at the Husky Classic to finish 21st ... won the 3,000 meters at the Indiana Team Classic in 8:22.74 ... finished seventh at the Big Ten indoor championships in the mile with a time of 4:09.71 ... recorded an NCAA regional qualifying mark of 9:06.18 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Oregon Invitational, good for third place ... finished seventh in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Big Ten outdoor Championships in 9:10.93 ... recorded a personal best 9:02.65 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Mideast Regional to finish 13th ... qualified for regional competition by placing third in his section of the steeplechase at the Oregon Invitational in 9:06.18

2006: Redshirt season ... competed unattached and placed first in the 1500 meters at the UNI Twilight in 3:58.30 ... ran unattached and recorded a personal best of 3:55.80 in the 1500 meters at the Wisconsin Twilight, good for second place

High School
Runner-up at the Wisconsin State Cross Country championship as a junior and senior ... placed 13th as a sophomore ... finished 18th at the 2003 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships ... earned all-state honors by finishing fifth in the 1600 meters as a sophomore ... four-time cross country team MVP ... member of the National Honor Society ... Wendy's High School All-American State finalist

Personal
Majors are Spanish and biology ... parents are Gerry and Lori Gasper ... has a sister, Brenna, and a brother, Myles ... has volunteered with Bookin' It with Bucky

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Mile 4:03.72 3-6-10 800 Meters 1:54.33 4-2-10
3000 Meters 8:07.34 2-16-08 1,500 Meters 3:44.91 4-25-08
5000 Meters 14:40.42 2-28-10 Steeplechase 8:42.88 5-1-10
5000 Meters 13:55.18 4-16-10


School Records (1)

Indoor Distance Medley Relay: 9:30.57 (3-6-2009)

All-Region Honors (2)
2009 (1)
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 5th place (8:51.75)

2008 (1)
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 4th place (8:55.16)

All-Big Ten Honors (3)
2010 - Indoor (1)
Distance Medley Relay: 1st (9:47.96)

2009 - Outdoor (1)

3000-Meter Steeplechase: 1st (8:52.94)

2008 Outdoor (1)
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 1st (8:56.78)

At the NCAA Championships
2009 - Indoor
Distance Medley Relay: 17th (9:50.49)

2009 - Outdoor
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 14th (9:26.64)

2008 - Outdoor
3000 Meter Steeplechase: 23rd (9:09.11)

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2010 - Outdoor
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 35th (9:10.87)

At the NCAA Regional Championships
2009 Mideast Regional
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 5th (8:51.75)

2008 Mideast Regional
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 4th (8:55.16)

2007 Mideast Regional
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 13th (9:02.65)

At the Big Ten Championships
2010 - Indoor
5000 Meters: 15th (14:40.42)
Distance Medley Relay: 1st (9:47.96)

2010 - Outdoor
5000 Meters: 19th (14:19.31)
Steeplechase: 16th (9:24.21)

2009 - Indoor
Mile: 9th (4:17.49)
Distance Medley Relay: 3rd (9:47.20)

2009 - Outdoor
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 1st (8:52.94)
5000 Meters: 5th (14:30.18)

2008 - Indoor
Mile: 4th (4:23.99)

2008 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 8th (4:07.27)
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 1st (8:56.78)

2007 - Indoor
Mile: 7th (4:09.71)

2007 - Outdoor
3000-Meter Steeplechase: 7th (9:10.93)

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