Events: Mile (5:09.39), 3,000M (IN: 10:12.74), 5,000M (IN: 17:59.28; OUT: 18:55.38)
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 18 minutes, 16.48 seconds … 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 civil engineering.