Ended the season with an appearance at the NCAA South Central Regional held at the Agri Park XC Course in Fayetteville, Arkansas ... Finished in 54th place overall at the regional meet with a 6k time of 22 minutes, 19.5 seconds ... Crossed the finish line second among LSU's runners at the SEC Cross Country Championships held on the same course in Arkansas as she placed 83rd overall with a 6k time of 22:31.70 ... Opened the season by teaming with Hannah Bourque for a second-place finish at the McNeese 6k Relays as they ran 21:21 in the event … Earned her best individual finish of the season at the LSU Invitational where she finished fourth with a 5k time of 18:20.44 at Highland Road Park ... Placed 13th in the Rice Invitational with a 4k time of 15:08.67 at the Rice Intramural Fields … Was the first Lady Tiger to cross the finish line at the Crimson Classic as she finished in 62nd place overall ... Placed 82nd at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Began the season at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Festival with a top-10 finish clocking 20 minutes, 52.2 seconds … Placed 17th at the LSU Invitational with a time of 19:58.27… Finished in the Top 140 at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Competed in five races for the Lady Tigers … Cracked the Top 10 at the LSU Invitational with a time of 18:51.51 for sixth place in the event held at Highland Road Park … Earned a top-15 finish at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede, running 18:19.3 for 11th place in the race … Placed 25th at the Rice Invitational with a time of 14:33 … Clocked a time of 18:06.8 for 73rd place at Arkansas’ Chile Pepper Festival … Ended the season with a Top 100 finish at the Crimson Classic with a time of 18:52.28 for 84th place overall.
The most consistent freshman performer, competing in all six meets … Placed 102nd in the NCAA South Central Regional, clocking a personal-best 23:28.0 … Competed in SEC Championships, placing 103rd and timing 23:46.32 … Made her collegiate debut at the Mountain Dew Invitational where she clocked 23:58.49 for a 94th-place finish … Finished 17th at the McNeese Stampede, clocking 19:49.53 … Competed in the Chile Pepper Festival where she timed 19:45.8 … Ran a personal-best 5K at the Crimson Classic, clocking 18:50.82 for 80th place.
PRIOR TO LSU
Was coached by Sean O’Neil in track and cross country during her prep career at Knoxville Catholic High School … Made the All-region cross country team in 2010, 2011, and 2012 … Was president of the National Honor Society and a member of Mu Alpha Theta.
Full name is Ashley Lanier Welborn … Born on July 7, 1995 … Her parents, Matt and Nancy Welborn, both attended LSU … Plans to major in civil engineering at LSU.