Events: Mile (5:09.39), 3,000M (IN: 10:12.74; OUT: 10:52.57), 5,000M (IN: 17:59.28; OUT: 18:45.81)
Ran both the mile and 3,000 meters in LSU's indoor season opener at the Purple Tiger Invitational ... Clocked 5 minutes, 29.71 seconds for 10th place in her only mile race of the season ... Placed third in the 3k at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a seasonal-best time of 10:26.38 ... Posted a seasonal-best time of 18:13.39 in the 5k while finishing 11th overall at the Power Five Conference Clash in Birmingham, Alabama ... Finished in 48th place in the 5,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 18:14.20 ... Ran the 5,000 meters at the LSU Invitational for her only appearance of the outdoor season ... Honored for her academic performance once again with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Appeared in four meets during her redshirt freshman season outdoors in 2015 … Opened the season by running the 5,000 meters at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette … Clocked an outdoor personal best of 18:45.81 in a runner-up finish in the 5k at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou … Clocked 10:52.57 in an 11th-place finish in the 3,000 meters at Arizona’s Jim Click Shootout … Did not finish the 3k at the LSU Invitational in the team’s regular-season finale … Did not compete during the indoor season ... Earned her first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for her outstanding performance in the classroom.
Lettered in her debut season indoors after running the 5,000 meters at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships … Finished in 31st place in the 5k at the SEC Indoor Championships after running a time of 18:16.48 … Set a lifetime personal best of 17:59.28 in a sixth-place finish in the 5k at Texas A&M’s Aggie Invitational … Also ran a PR of 10:12.74 in a fifth-place finish in the 3k at the Aggie Invitational … Ran the 800 meters (2:24.30) and mile (5:09.39) at the New Mexico Team Invitational … Redshirted during the 2014 outdoor season … Competed unattached in two meets during the outdoor season … Ran a seasonal best and personal best of 18:55.38 in a third-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the LSU Invitational … Placed 10th in the 5k at the LSU Alumni Gold, clocking 19:19.60 in the race.
PRIOR TO LSU
A letterwinner in track and field and cross country during her prep career at Knoxville Catholic High School … Coached in high school by Sean O’neil … Was a four-time state championship qualifier in cross country from 2009-12 … Was also a state championship qualifier on the track in the two-mile and 4x800-meter relay during her junior season in 2012 … Competed at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in 2012 … Was a three-time all-region selection in cross country from 2010-12 and a two-time all-region selection on the track in 2011 and 2012 … Won an outdoor state championship as a member of the winning 4x800-meter relay team in 2012 … Helped lead her high school cross country team to the runner-up finish at the state meet during her freshman season in 2009.
Full name is Ashley Lanier Welborn … Born on July 22, 1995 … Parents are Matt and Nancy Welborn … Both parents attended LSU … An honor roll student who graduated in the top 10 percent of her graduating class at Knoxville Catholic High School … Was a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta during her prep career … Majoring in mathematics.