Neil Gourley

  • Neil
  • Gourley

  • Event
  • Class
  • High School/Other
    Giffnock North
  • Hometown
    Glasgow, Scotland

Updated: June 12, 2017

2017 outdoor: Ran a personal best in the 1,500-meter prelims at the NCAA Championships, advancing to the finals and finishing fifth overall to earn first-team All-America honors for the first time outdoors ... Qualified for his second NCAA Championship appearance with his 3:56.65-finish in the 1,500 quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Won a gold medal in the 1,500 at the ACC Championships, crossing the line in 3 minutes, 46.05 seconds for the win ... Was award first-team All-ACC honors for his efforts ... Also competed in the 5,000-meter race at the league championship, placing seventh ... Ran the 800 at the Hokie Twilight meet, finishing second with a career-best time of 1:49.88 ... Was a member of the winning 4x800-meter relay team in the Championship of America Invitational, earning Tech its first ever Penn Relays Championship with a school-record time of 7:13.75 ... Earned ACC Men's Co-Track Performer of the Week honors following the 4x800-meter relay performance at the Penn Relays on May 2 ... Recorded a season- and team-best mark in the 1,500 at the Virginia Challenge, finishing in 3:42.82 for fifth place ... Made his outdoor debut in the 1,500 at the Tennessee Relays, placing second with a time of 3:44.14 ... Also was a member of the winning 4x800-meter relay team at that same meet, crossing the line in 7 minutes, 22.31 seconds.

2017 indoor: Earned first-team All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the mile at the NCAA Championships … Placed fourth in the 3,000 at the ACC Championships with a time of 8:07.50, earning second-team All-ACC honors ... Was a member of the winning distance medley relay team at the conference meet, finishing with a season-best time of 9:31.05 – good enough for fourth on Tech’s all-time list ... Also earned first-team all-league honors in the event … Broke a 30-year-old record in the 1,000 meters at the Virginia Tech Challenge, finishing the race in 2 minutes, 20.54 seconds for the win - a personal-best mark ... Won the 3,000-meter run at the Music City Challenge with a personal-best time of 8:05.25 - the fifth-fastest time in the event in program history ... Placed third in the mile with a time of 4:01.14 at the Camel City Invitational ... Finished second in the 1,000 at the Hokie Invitational with a time of 2:22.79.

2016 outdoor: Earned second-team All-America honors after finishing 13th in the 1,500 at the NCAA Championships with a collegiate-best time of 3:41.33 … Qualified for the NCAA Championships with his third-place finish in section one of the 1,500 at the NCAA East Regional … Placed second in the 1,500 at the ACC Championships with a time of 3:42.97, earning first team All-ACC honors … Set a personal record in the 1,500 at the Payton Jordan Invitational with a time of 3:42.70 … Won the Bison Outdoor Classic in the 5,000 with a time of 14:02.40.

2016 indoor: Earned a bronze medal in the 800 at the ACC Championships with a personal-best time of 1:48.10, garnering first-team All-ACC honors … Was a member of the third-place DMR team at the ACC Championships, earning second-team all-league honors … Won the mile at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet with a personal-best time of 3:59.58 … Placed second at the Iowa State Classic in the mile.

2015 outdoor: Was named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... Was a first-team All-ACC member after finishing second in the 1,500-meter event at the ACC Championships ... Won the 1500-meter race at the England Athletics Under-23 Championships ... Earned a bronze medal while representing Great Britain in the 1500-meter distance at the European Athletics Under-23 Championships ... Posted a personal-best 800-meter run time of 1:50.15 at the Twilight Qualifier ... Set a new personal record and a 2015 team best 1,500-meter run time of 3:41.14 at the Portland Track Festival ... Competed in the 5,000-meter run at the Virginia Challenge ... Participated in the winning 4x800-meter relay at the Tennessee Relays ... Attended the NCAA East Regional to compete in the 1,500-meter run.

2015 indoor: Earned second team All-America honors as a part of the distance medley relay team at the NCAA Championships ... Was named first team All-ACC after posting a third-place finish in the mile with a time of 4:03.25 ... Set personal bests in the 1,000, mile and 3,000.

2014 outdoor: Posted a 15th-place finish at the ACC Championships with a time of 9:19.70 ... Ran a personal best of 9:19.10 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Colonial Relays.

2014 indoor: Redshirted.

High school: Claimed the 2013 Scottish National U18/U20 1,500-meter title … In 2012, won the 800 meters at the Celtic Games U16/U18 International Meet … Set a PR of 1:52.77 in the 800 meters at the Scottish Schools Championships, while also finishing second in the 1,500 meters at the same meet … Set a PR of 3:50.40 in the 1,500 meters at the BMC Gold Standard Races.

Personal: Born Feb. 7, 1995 ... Son of Ronnie and Wilma Gourley … Has one brother, Rob ... Also played rugby and soccer ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.

Gourley's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

800m - 1:48.10, ACC Championships (2016)

1,000m - 2:20.54, VT Challenge (2017)

Mile - 3:59.58, Doc Hale VT Elite (2016)

3,000m - 8:05.25, Music City Challenge (2017)

800m - 1:49.88, Hokie Twilight (2017)

1,500m - 3:40.52, NCAA Championships, prelim (2017)

5,000m - 14:02.40, Bison Outdoor Classic (2016)

3,000m steeple - 9:19.10, Colonial Relays (2014)